Paint a wooden birdhouse and add flower buttons for a bright spring “garden” decoration. I love unfinished wood pieces, because I can make them into anything I’d like with a little acrylic paint and a few embellishments. I’ll tell you how I made my birdhouse, and you can enter to win prizes from Buttons Galore & More!
For this Buttons Galore & More Challenge, I started with a plain wood post-style birdhouse purchased from a craft store. I always like to sand these because they can be a bit rough to start.
Then I picked up my Decoart Americana Acrylics (see my acrylic paint storage here) and some small brushes and got to work painting the sections of the birdhouse. Also, I went back and resanded the piece after this photo was taken with a smaller grit sandpaper, since I wasn’t happy with the roughness that remained.
Once I had all the sections painted, I added a chevron line across the bottom of each side of the roof to add another layer of detail. I then went over the entire house with a dry fan brush and some Whitewash acrylic paint to bring all the colors together and add a bit of a weathered look. Once the base painting was finished, it was time to add my button flower garden! A tiny detail brush and green paint were used to create the flower stems on both sides of the birdhouse. Then, I went back to the same birdhouse colors to paint in the flowers themselves, making three of the flowers large enough to accommodate the Buttons Galore & More Sweetheart micro button centers. Once I glued on the micro buttons and the flower buttons from the Mixed Grab Bag, my birdhouse was complete.
See what the other Buttons Galore & More designers did with birdhouses using the links below. Here’s how you can win.
How to win a Buttons and Birdhouse Prize:
- A commenter on Buttons Galore & More blog post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, and a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors (yay!)
- Two random commenters on the designers’ blogs will get a package of buttons. (So make sure to leave a comment here, and on the other links!)
- The designer with the most votes on the Buttons Galore & More blog post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. (Vote for one of the awesome designer birdhouses when you comment on the BGM post, we love coffee!)
Enjoy the button and birdhouse inspiration!