Take a plain wooden birdhouse and upcycle using copper sheet and paint.
I had been thinking of doing some sort of garden DIY, but couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do. So when an email dropped into my inbox from Ocean Finance inviting me to take part in a competition to decorate a birdhouse, I jumped at the chance! Along with the twenty other bloggers, I was given a plain wooden birdhouse and supplies of my choice from www.buddlycrafts.com
You Will Need:
-2 Part Epoxy Glue
1.Lightly sand the wooden bird house to get rid of any litle rough sections. Apply a layer of acrylic paint in Pistachio Mint everywhere except the base and roof. For a more dense, block colour apply a second coat. Once the paint is dry, add a coat of satin varnish.
3.Form the metal around the front of the roof in the same way. Use a metal spoon to smooth the metal and make the corners nice and crisp.
4.Once you have finished adding the copper roof, paint some of the wooden shapes in ‘Driftwood’, applying a layer of varnish once it has dried. Mix up a small amount of epoxy glue and attach the shapes to the birdhouse. You can also glue down the corners and edges of copper sheet.
5.This birdhouse would make a wonderful indoor or outdoor decoration- my needle felted birds seems to like it, and I imagine the real thing would love it just as much!