Summer Vacation project! Decorating birdhouses with your kids

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a fun art project to do with your kids. the unfinished birdhouses can be found at craft stores. if you have beautiful paper you’ve been saving for ‘something’ this is a great way to use it. these birdhouses can be nailed to a tree, or you can use a drill with a long bit, to screw it to the tree. an inexpensive project that can last a long time. after using the decoupage, cover it with a strong varnish…and perhaps spray painting varnish inside to make it last longer. if you’ve made one you wish to keep forever…keep it inside. my spiderman (not shown) is kept in my art studio.

good luck with your kid’s summer vacation.

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  1. cmchesebro says:

    What a fun project to do with my grand babies! Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      It is so much fun & i hope you find some great paper to decoupage onto the houses! Thank you! ~amy

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Gretchen. They were all so much fun to decorate. I can’t wait until they are in my gardens. ~amy

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  2. lumar1298 says:

    Wow… What a fun and lovely project… Love it…

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      It was wonderful fun! Now that there is so much beautiful paper around, decoupaging anything can turn into something useful. I highly recommend making one. You can’t really fail! Thank you for your compliment! ~amy

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  3. This. Is. Simply. Amazing. Makes me wish i was a bird. And the cages on a free bird’s house? Genius!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I wish I could take credit for the free birds & their cages, Alessandro. I just bought an art calendar that was 75% off & cut them out. It was so easy & so much fun. Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment! ~amy

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  4. Adorable stuff, love, love the red one! It’s very haute couture, some fashionable pretty bird will move in with a full suitcase of stuff:):):)

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      It was wonderful fun. I’m so glad my i got my daughter to make one too. It made it more fun. It was such a relaxing project because someone else made the art, I just had to paint, then glue it on. & i hope the coolest of birds moves in! Thanks, Eva! ~amy

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  5. Karen B says:

    Full of joy and life and fun! I am wanting to play like a child too and make a bird box! karen

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, Karen it was so relaxing because I couldn’t fail using someone else’s art! I want to make one everyday, it was better then therapy! I hope you make one & post it! I’ll bet yours would be stunning! ~amy

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      1. Karen B says:

        I made a quilt once with a birdhouse as a central motif. It was inspired by the song called ” Make a little birdhouse in your soul”.
        Karen

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        I didn’t know you could quilt. But of course you can. You seem to be able to do everything. 🙂 ~amy

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  6. Reggie says:

    This is such a cool project, Amy – the colours are so striking. I’m sure the birds will love them.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      It was so much fun & so easy to decorate! I wanna make a ton more, but i know it would be overdone for the backyard. I hope the birds love them! ~amy

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      1. Reggie says:

        Perhaps they make nice gifts for friends and neighbours? 🙂

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        Oooh, how brilliant you are, Reggie! I had so much fun making them, but don’t want too many in my garden…I can make them as gifts & fuel my addiction of crafting at the same time. THANK YOU!!! ~amy

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      3. Reggie says:

        Lol! You’re welcome, Amy. 😀

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  7. jodegray says:

    These are just the sweetest!
    And using nail varnish reminded me of being a teenager when everything used to get decorated . . .even trainers 🙂 The most useful medium ❤

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I love using nail polish for art projects! I painted a dragon on card stock & he turned out so amazing! I want to make a koi with it. I buy the cheapest for art projects…it works great for art project. I love that you used it on your trainers! Thank you! ~amy

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  8. Chess says:

    They are adorable and what a fun idea.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh & so much fun to make. You can’t go wrong when you have art that you can use & inspire you! ~amy

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