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Blue Bird Pot

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The Blue Bird Pot is a wonderful garden craft for all the bird lovers out there. Decorate a planter with the whimsical design of a blue bird and complete your garden. This is one summer craft that you will appreciate having year, after year. Plus, this planter is so adorable you could even make a few for your friends, family, and neighbors as the perfect handmade gift for summer. Get ready for the sunshine season with this great garden craft.

 

Materials:

  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Maple Syrup, 2 oz.
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
  • Foam paintbrushes
  • Clay pot
  • Paper bird Image
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Ribbons
  • Burlap scrap
  • Paper flowers
  • Rhinestones
  • Foam paintbrushes

Instructions:

  1. Paint the clay pot with one coat of Maple Syrup. Once dry, add a coat of crackle medium and allow to dry thoroughly.
  2. Add a top coat of Baby Pink. Paint in one direction, being carful not to paint over the crackled lines. Allow to dry.
  3. Using Mod Podge, apply a bird cutout to the front of the clay pot. Add a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the cutout, position on the pot and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Allow to dry.
  4. Using Hot Glue Gun Helpers and hot glue, attach a band of ribbon across the top of the clay pot. Add a folded piece of burlap to the top. Hot glue layered flowers over the burlap.
  5. Hot glue rhinestones around the pot and around the flower embellishment.

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