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Floral Gazebo Birdhouse

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We would have to assume that this gorgeous summer craft was designed with bird lovers in mind. Go ahead and create your own Floral Gazebo Birdhouse to dress your yard up with, it's such a soaring idea! This is the perfect craft to work on while the sun is bright and warm. Adding sume garden crafts and DIY backyard crafts to your space will help you fly right into the sunny season. Spend some time crafting outside this summer while you create the perfect piece of outdoor summer decor for your yard.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting

Beginner

HolidaySpring

Materials:

  • Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouse, Gazebo
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Cobalt, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Brush On - Lime Green, 2 oz.
  • Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - 3" Floral Icons
  • Brush Basin or contain for water
  • Paper towels
  • Foam plate for palette
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Stencil tape
  • Stencil brushes or Daubers
  • Sea sponge
  • ¾” Flat brush
  • No. 1 Liner brush

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Instructions:

Preparation Instructions

  1. Basecoat the body of the birdhouse Wicker White. Allow to dry, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply Wicker White. Allow to dry.
     
  2. Basecoat the roof using a slip slap application of paint in Wicker White plus Cobalt. Allow the roof to look mottled or softly blended.
     
  3. Lightly sponge Lime Green at the base of the birdhouse creating the look of green grass. Paint the base Lime Green too.

Painting Instructions

  1. Select six different floral stencils and stencil the each side a different flower and color combination.
     
  2. If desired, add the bird stencil towards the front of the birdhouse.
     
  3. Stencil the Lemon Custard sun and Wicker White cloud on the roof.
     
  4. When all stenciling is dry, accent each flower, leave, sun and cloud with Licorice paint using a liner brush. Add dots and dashes to embellish.
     
  5. Paint Licorice feet and a Licorice checkerboard along the base of the birdhouse. Allow to dry.

 

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