Hey everyone! Here I am again! 🙂 Ruthie from Refashionably Late. I’m feeling hopeful for the nice weather and Spring to come to meet me at our front door so I thought I’d push it along with a Spring craft like this DIY Stenciled Bird House. I thought Spring was right around the corner and then today in Minnesota we got a snow storm! I’m pretty sure Mother Nature is laughing her butt off!
If you are new to my blog then you need to learn something about me…I LOVE stenciling! It has become an obsession I have and have done MANY projects that entail stenciling. At the end of this tutorial I’m sharing a couple of my favorite stenciled projects with you…so stay tuned!
How to make a DIY Stenciled Bird house
I was at Target the other day and walking through their craft section and I swear about half or more of their stuff was on clearance! Score! I picked up so many great items and I couldn’t wait to have some crafting fun! One of my favorite finds was this bird house! $2.98!!!! I also snagged a smaller one for my daughter Lucy to decorate!
What you need to make a stenciled bird house
All you need for this project is some paint in the color of your choice, sponge brushes (I love these by Martha Stewart), stencil, paper plate, and paper towels.
How to Stencil:
- Dab the sponge into your paint.
- Dab the sponge onto the other side of your plate to get rid of some excess paint.
- Dab the sponge onto a paper towel and remove a large amount of the paint from your sponge. This is important because if you have too much paint on your sponge it will bleed.
- Dab the sponge lightly over your stencil onto your project.
I do love stenciling but I will admit that these stencils were not my favorite. They were made of cardboard and started falling apart the more I went over them with paint.
I guess that’s why they were on clearance! 🙂 They were very fun patterns though and good for a one time project! Since I wasn’t planning to use them again I cut them to fit the birdhouse perfectly.
I think the bird house turned out so fun and I can’t wait to hang it outside! My plan was to photograph it outside but a birdhouse with snow on the ground just doesn’t look right! 🙂 (Note: Make sure you cover the bird house with an outdoor polyurethane so it withholds the outdoor weather!)
Thanks so much for having me again this month Jen! I love being able to share my projects and ideas with the PinkWhen readers! I’d love for you to stop by and check out a few of my favorite stenciled projects that I’ve done throughout my home!
Stenciled Lace Feature Wall | Stenciled Little Tikes Picnic Table | Stenciled Kitchen Table