Wednesday, April 7, 2021

FAIRY GARDEN BIRDHOUSE | with Wanda

Hey there! I'm so excited today to share my first project made with the brand new Fairy Garden Collection! This collection is so colorful and fun! I knew I had to make a home dĂ©cor piece with a garden theme - a Fairy Garden Birdhouse. I bought a plain wooden birdhouse from Hobby Lobby and used lots of Doodlebug supplies to decorate it for Spring. This was such a fun project - I hope you'll try it! You can cover just about anything with paper...let your imagination go crazy! 

Here is the front of the birdhouse - covered in Fairy Garden Papers...

And here is the back of the birdhouse... Complete with a letter banner held up by the cutest tiny butterflies...

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This is the top down view - I am obsessed with those Garden Flowers - I'll be making more of those for sure.

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This is how it started out. I used Mod Podge to affix the papers to the birdhouse, for a nice, even, smooth finish. I did not put Mod Podge over the top of the paper, rather I just used it as the glue to hold it onto the birdhouse.

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I used acrylic craft paint to paint the areas of the wood that would show - and not be covered with paper.

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Here's a photo of the birdhouse before I decorated it with all the elements.

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A few in-process photos! To make the roof shingles, I die cut one inch strips of gingham paper using the Borders and Edges Doodle Cuts. I used ten strips on each half of the roof. I layered them to look like a cozy cottage roof. This took a minute, but I love how it turned out. Once the roof was glued on, I gently used my fingers to lift up the scallops.

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 All snails, birdies and butterflies are welcome! The fence is a die that I had in my crafty stash. I added the word sticker that says 'hello sunshine' and lots of little bugs and critters...OH and those adorable mushrooms!

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 To make the crinkly shabby chic flowers I used the Garden Flowers pieces. I sprayed them with water and crinkled them in my hands and then set them aside to dry completely. I did this for the leaves too. Once they were all dry, I splattered white paint over them and then glued the layers together. Of course I finished off with some Glitter Sprinkles for flower centers. 

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It's always a pleasure to be here sharing a project with you - and my love of all things Doodlebug. Until I see you next time - happy crafting! Do something creative every day! XO


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DOODLEBUG SUPPLIES:
Fairy Garden Odds and Ends
Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper Pad
Fairy Garden 12x12 Paper
Fairy Garden 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Floral Graph Rainbow 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodle Cuts Borders Dies
Garden Flowers
Birds and Bugs Sprinkles
Mushroom Meadow Sprinkles
Valentine Hearts Sprinkles
Bug Babies Doodle Pops
Bumble Bee Twine
 
OTHER SUPPLIES:
Stitched Circles Dies
Scallop Circles Dies
Fence Die Cut
Glue or Mod Podge
Tweezers
Acrylic Craft Paint
Wooden Birdhouse

7 comments:

  1. WOW! Never thought about putting paper on these birdhouses. Over the years I had these for my grandkids to paint.
    Have a great day!
    Marilynđź’–

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  2. This is so darn cute! I love it!

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  3. This is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE, Wanda! LOVE the bright colors & ALL the detail you've added, just makes this STUNNING! It is SUCH A PERFECT Springtime creation!;)<3

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  4. I'm just amazed at how adorable this turned out- Now I guess I need the Fairy Garden collection & a cute birdhouse! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. OMGOODNESS! This is absolutely adorable! I love Love LOVE everything Doodlebug. The cuteness, the quality and the inspiration y'all give me! I cannot wait to make one of these for my mother's birthday, next month. She will be 78 and loves birds and birdhouses. Thank you for the amazing idea. I hope mine turns out half as cute as yours!

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  6. This is the cutest little birdhouse ever!!

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