Fat Quarter Friday {Mod Podged Bird House}

This week for Fat Quarter Friday I decided to do a non-sewing project. I know many of you are not sew-ers so this is a great project even you can do. Plus this is a great project to do with older kids and with Mother’s Day coming up what a great gift to make for that special mother or grandmother. Yes I realize this is not a new concept but a fun one and one that I have been meaning to do for a long time. And thanks to my littlest who decided to write with a pen all over our half painted birdhouse it reminded me why I bought it in the first place.

Mod Podge Bird House Tutorial

(allow 1-2 hours to make or more depending on drying times)

Materials Needed:

* Outdoor Mod Podge  (can be purchased at any craft store or Walmart)

*Wooden birdhouse

*Paint brush

*Krylon clear spray paint

*lots of small fabric scraps

Start by ironing and cutting your scraps into small pieces. Cut them into any shape and size you want. I wanted to make little circles with mine, but time didn’t allow. I think a bunch of little circles would be so cute though.Start by applying a thin layer of mod podge to the underside of the roof. Working in small areas as you go along. Now take some fabric pieces and stick them on top of the mod podge. Now take a little more mod podge and brush right on top of the fabric. Yes it gets a little messy, but it’s fun. And it insures that the fabric is really adheard to the wood.It is easier to get the hard to reach spots first. Don’t be too perfect with the fabric placement or you could come up with a pattern, it’s your choice!

Once the underside of the roof is finished start working on the bottom edge of the bird house.Just keep layering and mod podging until your bird house is complete.Allow the bird house to dry a few minutes and then apply another thin coat of mod podge to the entire bird house. Now the bird house with be slightly sticky even when the mod podge is fully dry. So don’t worry that is normal. That is why we spray paint over the entire birdhouse once finished. It seals it and protects it as well as gets rid of the stickyness.Now spray your bird house with a few coats of your clear spray paint.Now comes the hard part…finding the perfect tree to hang it in.

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  1. ok, i just left a comment on the camera post that was meant for this one too-can I chalk it up to being tired this morning? Great scrap project!

  2. I love it! What a beautiful pop of color among the leaves. Glad to be here at your new WordPress location. I hope you are figuring everything out okay. It looks great!

  3. This is A Dor Able. It’s helping me get some ideas for outdoor mod podge. I’ve yet to use it! Been forever I know. =) Thanks for the congratulations on the baby. We went for a 23 week sono the other day to see what the baby is… and it is MODEST. Kept its legs together the entire time! Still doing the jewelry?


  4. I have never used Mod Podge! Can you believe it? It will probably change my life like Jesus when I try it! haha!

  5. LOVE this! I have been trying to think what to get my Mom since she really doesn’t need anything (and I already made her a quilt a couple of months ago). She would love this and Little Bit can help. Thanks!!

  6. This is such a fun idea! Your blog is so colorful and fun!

  7. Shut the front door!!! This is fabulous.. love the colors and texture! Must. Pin. for. Sure. TFS!

  8. I sooo love this. Great job.

  9. Leslie says:

    This is so cute! I was wondering…do you still have to use outdoor modge podge if you are spraying it? I only have regular and would hate :) to have to go to the craft store for the other kind!

    • Christina says:

      i bet regular mod podge would be fine. the spray paint may need to be reapplied again but i bet it would last a long time.

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  13. Hi there! Do you think you could use just regular Mod Podge, since after you are spraying it with the clear spray paint?

  14. Frances says:

    I just bought the supplies to do this, but at Hobby Lobby all I could find was Krylon Clear Polyurethane Gloss spray. Will that work? They didn’t have what you have pictured.

  15. Wow, that’s so creative and cute! My readers at FaveQuilts would love it!


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