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Cute As A Button Flower Birdhouse

Americana® Acrylics

Cute As A Button Flower Birdhouse
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Cute As A Button Flower Birdhouse

designed by Micaela Spiggle

This wooden birdhouse accent gives a room a look that is anything but buttoned up.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Coral Blush (DA292)
  • Foliage Green (DA269)
  • Light Cinnamon (DA114)
  • Wild Orchid (DA233)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Sharpie® marker
  • round wooden birdhouse
  • colorful buttons of various sizes

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Remove the product label from the birdhouse before beginning project. Allow to dry between painting steps.

  1. Use a 3/4” flat brush to basecoat the roof, Light Cinnamon; house, Bahama Blue; and base, Foliage Green, rinsing brush in between colors. Let dry completely.
  2. Use sandpaper to distress the roof and base slightly.
  3. Use pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to transfer the pattern onto front of the birdhouse.
  4. Use a #6 flat brush with Snow White to basecoat the flower petals. Rinse brush.
  5. Use a #6 flat brush with Foliage Green to fill in the stems and leaves. Rinse brush.
  6. Use a #6 flat brush to fill in flowers using Cadmium Yellow, Carousel Pink, Coral Blush, and Wild Orchid. Rinse brush in between colors.
  7. Use a #6 flat brush on its side with Snow White to add detail to leaves.
  8. Use Sharpie® marker to loosely outline the flowers, stems, and leaves.
  9. Use a glue gun to attach random buttons to the flower centers.
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