I know Mother's day was a few days ago, but I wanted to share the gift I made for my mom.
She hinted a few months ago that she'd like a bird house for her front yard. We were in one of the craft aisles at walmart then and we saw the pre-made wood birdhouses. She showed me two that she liked and I told her I'd paint her one for Mother's day.
Here's the bird house painting process I did.
Birdhouse ~ $5 @ walmart
Various acrylic paints ~ .60-.97 cents each @ walmart
Stencils, brushes, burlap type string and modpodge I already had
staple gun & clear spray paint supplied by James
This was my first time painting a birdhouse and the whole process from this 1st pic to modpodgey-ing it took me about 3.5 hours (including letting one layer of paint dry.)
What can I say, I like to pay attention to detail lol.
not pictured is a rose colored pink
le stencils. I only ended up using the dragonfly one
scotch tape to the rescue for a clean line at the base
drew and traced a bird. flipped it over for the other side.
added little hearts for a whismy feel
mod podge this baby. I used matte. let dry overnight.
next day, James sprayed it with a clear spray paint to seal it even more from the elements.
He also staple gunned some burlap type string on three of the sides and braided & knotted with adding a key ring so my mama could hang it.
All done! This little house will surely add some color & cheer to my mama's front yard!
BTW, she loved it! yay! :)
and this is in no way a sponsored post.