Birdhouse Spring Wreath Tutorial

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The bigger it is, the better when it comes to wreaths!  Add cheer to your front door this spring with a large, colorful wreath.  Try something different and add bold wood elements to your door decor.  This three dimensional birdhouse box from Walnut Hollow is light enough to hang, and large enough to embellish with your favorite items!

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Supplies Used to Make the Birdhouse Spring Wreath

  • Walnut Hollow Birdhouse Box
  • Chalk Paint
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge Outdoor
  • Bird Nest
  • Faux Bird
  • Spring Embellishments:  Fabric Butterflies, buttons, twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spring Floral Wreath

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Step one:  Choose a paint color that matches the fabric you plan to use.  I chose a pretty shade called Celery by Plaid Crafts to paint the trim and inside walls of the birdhouse.  Let the paint dry completely.

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Step two:  Cut the fabric to to fit the birdhouse.  First I traced the pieces on the fabric, then I placed the fabric on the desired section of the birdhouse and traced exactly where I needed to trim the fabric so it would fit.

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Step three:  Brush Mod Podge onto the wood.  Lay the fabric piece on top, and seal it with another layer of Mod Podge.  Continue until the walls and roof of the birdhouse are covered.  I used a pretty floral fabric for the house and burlap fabric for the roof.

Step four:  Use hot glue to add the nest and bird to the “first floor” of the birdhouse.

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Step five:  Make a small banner with fabric and twine.  Hot glue the banner in place.

Step six:  Embellish the house with fabric butterflies and fabric flowers.

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To hang the wreath, first place the hook end of the wreath hanger inside the “window” on the back of the bird house.  Then, slip the wreath over the top of the wreath hanger and arrange it behind the bird house.  Finally, you can hang the wreath on your door.  What a cheery way to welcome guests, and spring, to your home!

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Italian born and bred, Morena is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. As a former teacher, her site, www.morenascorner.com,  is like her virtual classroom.

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