DIY Valentine’s Decor: Hand Painted Lovebird Houses
Start with any wooden birdhouse, I got mine at Michael’s.
Cut wood craft sticks in half (or smaller for a smaller birdhouse). Tip: do this inside a box so sticks don’t go flying as you cut.
1
Add wood glue to a roof section slightly shorter than your sticks. Add hot glue above the wood glue & attach sticks so they hang just over the edge.
2
For the next two rows you’ll add two lines of wood glue, with a big drop of hot glue at the top of the previous row.
3
Repeat with the other side. You can skip the hot glue if you want, but it helps hold sticks in place while the wood glue dries.
4
Time to paint! Start at the back in case you make mistakes. Use several shades of paint to add depth & texture.
5
Don’t forget under the roof!
Continue painting each side of the birdhouse.
6
Don’t forget to paint the base.
Time to paint the roof! Again use multiple colors for depth & texture.
7
Repeat on the other side. Be sure to paint between all the sticks.
8
Don’t forget to paint the trim!
I went back and added more color variation.
9
Add cute doodles like hearts or sparkles with a Micron or paint pen.
10
Add custom details like a cute handmade banner.
11
Set up your Valentine’s “lovebird” village, incorporating bird figures, origami birds, & flickering heart candles!
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