Here are a few affordable birdhouse decorating ideas using discarded items. By making a few alternations these projects would be wonderful for kids to make! Hope these ideas inspire you to be CREATIVE!
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For these indoor decorative birdhouses, I used scrap pieces of wood, empty oatmeal can & a thrifted birdhouse. You can also use tin cans, glass jars, or other containers, and instead of drilling a hole into them just paint one on.
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Tools and Materials for birdhouse decorating ideas
I have posted the links below to some of these items to where I purchased them.
- Cordless sander
- Basic HP inkjet printer
- 1 inch boring drill bit & drill (or paint a circle on for the bird hole)
- Mod Podge
- Spray sealer
- Wooden Knobs (for toppers or feet)
- Paint & brushes
- Antique Wax (by Waverly)
- Embellishments (Ideas posted below)
Roof options for birdhouse decorating ideas
- Metal flashing
- Tin or soda can (flattened)
- Wood scraps
- Popsicle sticks or paint sticks
- Jar lid
- Paint or stain top
- Glue on costume jewelry
- Book cover
Types of materials that can be used for prints & images
- Rice paper
- Basic copy paper
- Tissue paper
- Waterslide decals
- Scrapbook paper
- Iron on paper (can be used on some surfaces besides fabric)
If you do not have a printer you can use:
- Comic book pages
- Book pages
- Magazine pages
- Sheet music
- Watercolor or draw on paper
- Ink stamp on paper
- Commercial decoupage paper
Embellishment options for birdhouse decorating ideas
- Game pieces
- Misc. Hardware
- Flowers (faux or dried)
- Twine or string
- Costume jewelry
- Pre Printed Decals
- Ink stamps
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Vintage Bird Images
These images are perfect for framing! You could also print them on rice paper or tissue paper for decoupage.
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