Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Birdhouse Decor

I love birdhouses! they are so versatile and easy to find! They are also a wonderful item to create into a holiday decor item for your home.

I created this beautiful Christmas birdhouse, out of this church styled birdhouse I've had for several years- sitting there unfinished. My youngest daughter had started painting it deep burgundy, and we'd let it sit.
Recently I reclaimed it- and pulled it out to work on it.

To create it- I first used Crackle Medium and let it dry a few hours, then painted it with a rich cream acrylic, letting it dry for a couple days. ( that's just me- you can just make sure it's overnight) I added glittered fern leaves from Autumn Leaves, a few red and pearlized berry sticks from the silk flower department at the craft store, I used raffia to make my bow, and I used Bobunny Pear Double Dot paper to cut out my holly leaves. I also glittered the holly leaves with light lime glitter. I used a Bobunny Glittered Brad in the K&Co chip on the bottom. I added the K&CO chip banner to the top of the birdie hole, and called my house done.
Hopefully you can find some down time this busy Holiday Season to create some beautiful treasures for your home.


1 comment:

mustangkayla said...

What a pretty bird house!