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DIY & Crafts: Themed DIY Decorative Birdhouses

Do you enjoy watching birds in your spare time? My family and I sure do! We are always hanging up bird feeders and love watching the different types of birds appear and eat right in our backyard. On my last trip to Dollar Tree, I stumbled upon these wooden birdhouses in their craft section and thought these would be a perfect craft to do with my kiddos. I decided to grab a couple birdhouses, so that we could make different themed houses to hang throughout the year. Follow along below to see how my kids and I made these 3 different birdhouses!


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Assorted Tempera or Washable Paints
  • Crafter’s Square® Artists Brushes
  • Crafter’s Square® Multi-Pack Wood Dowels
  • Mod Podge® Matte or Gloss Glue & Finish
  • Crafter’s Square® Multi-Pack Craft Sticks
  • Newspaper
  • Crafter’s Square® Wooden Letters
  • Crafter’s Square® Mini Clothespins
  • Crafter’s Square® Hot Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
  • Crafter’s Square® Jewel Sticker Strips
  • Crafter’s Square® Multi-Pack Chenille Stems
  • Crafter’s Square® Alphabet Beads

General Directions:

  1. Spread a large piece of newspaper over your work surface.
  2. If desired, paint a base color on your birdhouse and allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. If you’re using the birdhouse outside, then you will need to coat the entire birdhouse with matte or gloss-finish Mod Podge® to protect color.

Barn & Silo:

  1. Wrap a large glue stick in craft paper to create the silo.
  2. Hot glue the paper to the glue stick and allow to dry. Then glue the silo to the birdhouse.
  3. Create X’s on the sides with Crafter’s Square® wooden letters, glued to the birdhouse.

Beach House:

  1. Use hot glue to make a “deck” from craft sticks.
  2. Create a “fence” using white-washed mini clothespins.
  3. Add shells and decorative sand from the beach or Dollar Tree®.
  4. Create a beach house name or sign using alphabet beads, a broken craft stick and wooden dowel.

Halloween House:

  1. Add a wooden letter “O” to the front, painted in a contrasting color, with hot glue.
  2. Wrap chenille stems around a #2 pencil to create a tight spiral, then glue to the roof.
  3. Add jewel sticker strips and multi-pack plastic “creatures” to the roof and sides.

Looking for additional crafts to do with your kids? Get creative and create 3D floral art!


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