Altered Wooden Birdhouse
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Altered Wooden Birdhouse

This charming project would be an ideal centerpiece for a wedding or garden party.

Design courtesy of Kristine Reynolds for Stampendous®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Stampendous® Stamps - Lone Bird and Princess Crown
  • Unfinished Wood Birdhouse
  • Recollections™ Flowers
  • Recollections® Cardstock - Ivory and Green
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Craft Punch - Branch
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Recollections™ Rhinestone Flourishes
  • Stampendous® Boss Gloss™ Embossing Ink
  • Recollections™ Embossing Powder - Clear Bark
  • Recollections™ Dimension Foam Adhesive
  • Decorator Chalks - Brown and Blue
  • Embossing Heat Tool

Project Instructions

Paint the wood birdhouse with blue and white paint and allow to dry.

Apply rhinestone flourishes to birdhouse.

Punch several branches out of green paper.

Adhere flowers and punched branches to the birdhouse with hot glue.

Stamp bird image on a ivory scrap with Boss Gloss™ embossing ink.

Shake Clear Bark embossing powder over the bird image, tap off excess powder and return to jar.

Heat bird with heat tool until the embossing powder melts. 

Use finger to apply a little brown and blue chalk to the bird image.

Cut out bird image and attach to birdhouse with two layers of dimensional squares.

Emboss crown image with Boss Gloss™ ink five times on ivory cardstock.

Use finger to apply brown chalk to the white parts of the crowns.

Cut out all the crowns.

Use hot glue to attach the crown images to the birdhouse roof, piecing them together to get the desired look.

Display indoors only.