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.
(allow 1-2 hours to make or more depending on drying times)
* Outdoor Mod Podge (can be purchased at any craft store or Walmart)
*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.