Decorative Birdhouse…

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Hey there friends. I wanted to share with you a cute gift that I made for Jennifer. I decorated a store bought birdhouse for her living room and I loved the way it turned out. Remember a couple of weeks ago I shared how to make book page flowers? You can see that tutorial here. I used the leftover papers for this project. I decided to make Jenn this gift as the colors coordinate with her living room 🙂 Yes, I am a good mom LOL!

The birdhouse is very lightweight – I think it is made of balsa wood. I love Mod Podge as it dries quickly and clear. I used the matte finish – it gives the piece a finished look and hardens the paper without a glossy finish. This is strictly a decorative birdhouse and not meant to be kept outdoors 🙂

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.

Being that the birdhouse has different angles, I just did my best to lay the house down in all directions and traced out the shapes as best as I could.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.I also doubled up the paper so that I could cut each side twice.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.Mod Podge each piece into place…

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.Before I glued down the front, I removed the bird perch and created the holes.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.The Mod Podge is thick and creamy.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.I added the perch back into the piece before the glue dried. Now, here’s my favorite part – I used antique book pages to make the paper flowers. See tutorial link above.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.I put the birdhouse out onto my deck to dry in the sunshine.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.While the birdhouse was drying, I created my paper flowers.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.I added a small flower to the front. I also used one of my grandma’s buttons to add to the bird perch.

IMG_8699Isn’t this precious? It was fairly easy to do and took about 30 minutes of total time.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.

Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.Create a decorative birdhouse. we usedd Mod Podge. scrapbook paper, antique book pages and a pre made birdhouse. For added decoration we made flowers from the antique book pages.

Decorative birdhouse using scrapbook paper, antique book pages and Mod Podge

 

I think it turned out great and I hope Jennifer likes this…and knows what a wonderful mother she has 🙂

XO~Vicki

 

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12 Comments

  1. Vicki and Jenn, this is so stinkin cute! I want one. It’s so adorable from the colors you used to the flowers you made. Darling. xo Lisa

    1. Hey Lisa – Thank you so much! We really appreciate it! The colors match perfectly for Jenn’s living room bookcase!

  2. Wonderful decorative idea for bird lovers 🙂 and these beautiful book page flowers can be used so many ways! Thinking to do something similar for my mom. Yes, Jenn has a wonderful mom and she’s a pretty amazing daughter too! Bwg ~~~

    1. Hi Bobbi! This was definitely a fun and easy project. The book page flowers are simple to make – your mom will love them!

  3. That is so adorable! I can think of so many things to use it for too, like bridal showers, etc…and I just adore the button detail! I think I’m going to go glue buttons on my bird houses right now!

    1. Hey Karen – you are too sweet! And yes, this method can be used in many ways. We even used leftover flowers from this project and created a gift bag 🙂

  4. You two are so creative! I love the paper color choices you used, the paper flowers, the vintage button – I love it all! Hugs, Coco

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