Autumn Metal Birdhouse

Hi readers! Happy Thursday to you! I hope your week is going splendid so far! I’m happy to have guest designer Sharon Laakkonen back on our blog to share this fun fall project featuring lots of fun things from Prima!


Sharon Autumn Birdhouse

Side Angle

Create a shabby-chic piece filled with fall touches for your home! This project is simply a blast to put together, and you’ll have a home decor piece you’ll treasure forever. Since the ceramic pumpkin can be removed, you can easily swap it out for a framed photo, or other accent, to customize for your home and your style.


Note: Spray all metal pieces (Finnabair metal house and Ingvild Bolme pieces) with Gold Foil, Worn Leather, and Antique Gold sprays. Dry.

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Step 1: Cut Finnabair resist canvas sheet using metal birdhouse insert as template. This will cover the inside back of the birdhouse. Spray with Color Bloom Sprays: Gold Foil, Lime Wedge, Gilded, And Worn Leather. Dry.
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Step 2 Using diamond stencil, add Copper Crackle Paste over canvas by pouncing with a brush. While paste is still wet sprinkle randomly with Mica Flakes, Glass Beads, and Glass Glitter. Dry and glue sheet to inside of birdhouse.

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Step 3 : Adhere branches, pine cones, acorns, vines, & metal lamp post to inside of birdhouse with Fabri-Tac adhesive or hot glue. Make it nice and full! Leave room in the bottom left corner for your pumpkin!

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Step 4 Color canvas flower with Tea Stain spray. Cut 4-5 gold leaves with Prima Leaf Die and gold paper. Create bow with Prima trim. Staple bow together with Tiny Attacher.

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Step 5 Cut Gold Doily with Prima doily die and gold paper. Layer on bow. Top with flower, leaves, and lace trim. Adhere to top right side of birdhouse with strong adhesive.

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Step 6: Seal birdhouse with light coat of Finnabair Matte Gel. While still wet sprinkle with Gold and Copper Glass Glitter. Dry.

Sharon Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches: Attach “Home” metal plate to top of birdhouse. Stick in a metal bird pin and cork bird sticker. Tuck gold leaves in to fill empty spots.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Sharon for being our guest!

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