art class decoupaged birdhouses

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the boys that made these were 6 & 7 years old. Pick a theme, find illustrations/scrapbook paper, magazines, cut out, paint birdhouse close to theme color, let dry, then use Mod Podge on the back of image, apply to birdhouse, again apply Mod Podge on top…when all images are on, paint 2 coats of Mod Podge, let dry. then apply a varnish if you want to put yours outside, spray paint varnish as best you can on the inside..get a big, long drill bit, with a big, long screw attached & drill through the back of the house by entering through the hole. We put ours right into trees. A good coat of Varnish exterior will make the images last a little longer, but should stay as is, for about a year. if you love yours too much. keep inside.

When dulled by weather & time, redo!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Chess says:

    What a great idea! They are so cute 🙂

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, they are more then cute, the are SO MUCH FUN! I highly recommend this as therapy for the soul. A theme, then easy fun. Thank you so much, Chess. ~amy

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      1. Chess says:

        I just may have to give it a whirl 🙂

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  2. How good are these! Fabulous …

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, they did such a great job & where so unhappy they had to leave them behind to dry. I made one with them because they are so much fun to make. My backyard is full of them! ~amy

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  3. Oh my those are treasures! Too good to hang outside. They don’t want to hang them in their room(s)? You have very creative boys!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      These are treasures, but they can hang outside, i covered them in varnish & they should last a couple of years. Or, maybe you are right, they will just keep them in their rooms. It is wonderful fun for all ages. I made one right along with them…one of many i’ve made. They bring me such childlike joy to make, its a bit addictive! Thank you for the compliment, i will tell the boys (they are art students of mine) ~amy

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