Crafty Corner: Painted Mini Birdhouses

We have a long, high window in our living room that I am constantly trying to dress up (most recent with sparkly pinecones). It’s too weird a shape to try and rig up a curtain on plus, it lets so much light in I have never wanted to cover it up. Still, it’s a pretty big empty space that needs some life.

I recently saw these adorable miniature wooden birdhouses at Michael’s that I fell in love with. They were the perfect size for the window and so customizable!

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I picked up some craft acrylic paints at Blick and got to work!

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Snacks and tunes are a must for any craft project.

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I started by figuring out the best combinations within my color palette and drew out which house would be painted which colors.

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Pro tip: The bottom of a plastic bottle makes the best paint tray.

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I started painting with the lightest colors and then worked up to the dark colors – just to make sure I could cover up any potential mistakes.

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In progress:

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The finished product:

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Close ups:

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Here are my little painted houses in the window. I love them! They add great color and brightness to this formerly naked spot in our house.

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About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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6 Responses to Crafty Corner: Painted Mini Birdhouses

  1. happydaisy says:

    So cute! This line is also dead on, “Snacks and tunes are a must for any craft project.” :)

  2. craftymadre says:

    They’re lovely! And I’m totally going to try the bottom of a bottle pallet trick. Brilliant!

  3. Teresa gradolf says:

    Lovely I can’t wait to read more

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