Apple Barrel Colors Birdhouse with Bird
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Apple Barrel Colors Birdhouse with Bird

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Designed by Sherrie Ragsdale, courtesy of Plaid Creative.

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

  • Plaid® FolkArt® Apple Barrel Colors Gloss Paint:
  • Deep Purple
  • Pumpkin Orange
  • Black
  • Pure Pink
  • Real Brown
  • Fresh Lime
  • Plaid® Studio Decor® Accessories Dauber Set
  • Unfinished Birdhouse
  • Wooden Knob, 2"
  • Wooden Knob, 1 1/4"
  • Split Wooden Egg, Medium
  • Wire, 18ga, Black
  • Paintbrushes, Stencil Brushes, 3/4" Flat Brush and Liner Brush
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Masking Tape
  • Craft Knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Drill and Drill Bits
 

Project Instructions

House

Paint a base coat on the birdhouse in Deep Purple and allow to dry.

Paint a base coat on the roof with Fresh Lime and allow to dry.

Add Pumpkin Orange flowers by using the 5/8" dauber around the two holes in the birdhouse.  Allow to dry and then add the smaller dot with the 1/4" dauber in Fresh Lime.

Paint the bird stands Fresh Lime and dot the end with Pure Pink.

Tape off 1 1/2" from the bottom and paint Fresh Lime.  Allow to dry and then add Pumpkin Orange dots with 5/8" dauber.

Use masking tape to create 1/2" stripes.  Paint in the following order: Pure Pink, Pumpkin Orange, Fresh Lime, Deep Purple and Real Brown.  Then repeat in the same color order.

Bird

Hot glue the 1 1/4" wooden knob to the 2" wooden knob.

Hot glue the half eggs to the sides of bird for wings.

Paint the whole bird with Pure Pink.  Allow to dry.

Drill a hole in the front for the beak and the back for the tail feathers.

At the bottom of the bird, paint a 1/2" Deep Purple stripe and add Pumpkin Orange dots using the end of a paint brush.

Paint the flowers on the wings by using the 1/4" dauber to form a flower in the Fresh Lime and then add a Pumpkin Orange dot in the center using 1/4" dauber.  Add small Deep Purple dots with the end of a paint brush.  Outline the wing Black using the liner brush.

Use the end of a paint brush and Black to make the eyes.

For the beak, cut off a 2" piece of black wire.  Fold in half and twist the ends together so you have a loop.  Push the folded end in towards the twist and then squeeze.  Glue into hole.

For the tail feathers, cut three 3" pieces of wire and twist together at one end and the curl up the other ends.  Glue into back hole.

Tips

Create a pair of coordinating birdhouses, painting polka dots on the roof and stripes at the bottom for the second.