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!


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


Snacks and tunes are a must for any craft project.


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


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


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.


In progress:


The finished product:


Close ups:


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.


Author: 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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