Creations, Beachy Bird Houses

Are you in the mood for a craft or project?

Let us inspire you!

Now that we can’t run to the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby,

take a close look around your house…

You are bound to find some things to transform!

I’ve had these sweet painted birdhouses for years,

see them perched on the top shelf in far right corner?

Glancing at them the other day I got an idea…

Inspired by MacKenzie-Childs bird houses,

It was time for a makeover!!

I decided to make them a little funkier,

and group them with a MacKenzie-Childs cake stand,

fish dish, and MKC inspired mini cake dome

I gathered craft supplies,

paint, glue gun, towels

Seashells, trinkets and assorted beads and glass from my “bling box”

And started gluing!

I embellished the sand dollar with a marker

and glued more shells to the bottom

This one got a pretty Junonia shell and sea glass

Glass beads for polka dots

hmmm, now the roofs…

Time for some paint!

The roofs got checks and stripes

the sides got glass beads and ombre waves

The other sides got a big sand dollar, a surf board and stripes

The green house got a row of tulips and striped eaves,

the others sported polka dots

And they’re done!

A sweet little bird house beach town!

I  have been self distancing at our beach house the past  5 weeks,

beautiful Spring weather, and sea breezes so good to soothe the soul…

And a bright and happy vignette on the table!

I hope you are safe, healthy,

and staying busy, enjoying things you can do at home…

Juicy Details

MacKenzie-Childs inspired Mini Cake Dome/tutorial here

Be sure to visit all my creative crafty friends at the links below!

Celebrate & Decorate
At Home With Jemma
Hearth and Vine
My Hubbard Home 
My Thrift Store Addiction
Home is Where the Boat Is
The Painted  Apron
Chas’ Crazy Creations
Harbour Breeze Home
My Family Thyme
Sustain My Craft Habit
Birdz of a Feather
Decorate and More with Tip
Our Crafty Mom
Design Morsels
White Arrows Home
Create With Cynthia
Debbee’s Buzz 
Calypso in the Country
B4 and Afters 
Purple Hues and Me 
Bluesky at Home
Raggedy Bits
Faeries & Fauna Craft Co. 
Elle Marie Home 
Zucchini Sisters

Happy Crafting!

66 Responses to “Creations, Beachy Bird Houses”
  1. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! I love your beachy birdhouses and creativity, especially when you use your paintbrush to add ombre waves, colorful checks and stripes! How wonderful you’re enjoying some beach breezes and blue water views while isolating. Happy Thursday ♥

  2. Rita C. says:

    Jenna, those are adorable! I love the one with the grass and lifesaver at the entry door, but they all look so cute together in a vignette. Love your catchy crafty name, “bling box”.

  3. Jenna, those are the cutest birdhouses dressed for beach living! I wish I had a “bling box.” I know you are enjoying beach time. Stay safe today!

  4. These are so beautiful! I particularly love the sand dollar and shells as ornaments!

  5. Patti says:

    They were super cute before but I also love the fun and whimsy of the makeover. A cheery sight for sore eyes. Great job.

  6. I went through my birdhouse period and they were such fun. I wonder if I have any left. Oh, that would mean going into the dreaded closet. Maybe I should… my social calendar is so full these days! (NOT!) They’re darling.

  7. Joyce Olson says:

    I do love Birdhouses, but this takes them to a entire and darling new level! I am going to be sharing this idea with my Florida daughter and grands, they would love, love this adorable project!
    Great to share in the creative blog hop with you!

  8. Rachelle says:

    I love little bird houses and you’ve made them extra cute with a summer time theme. Very clever!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Your bird houses are precious, Jenna! I love them all, but I’m partial to the green one with dots and a pretty row of tulips. You are so talented! Happy Thursday!

  10. Chas says:

    These are so very cute – great colors, and perfect for spring. Each one is so unique and beautiful it’s hard to pick which one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

  11. Nancy says:

    Aren’t those adorable! Such fun! Perfect with your Mackenzie Child finds! I love how you painted the cake dome and stand. Beautiful vignette!

  12. I just love how you decorated your birdhouses. All are so cute. Great share. Thank you

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Awww, so cute! The life saver ring at the entrance is PERFECT! Love the shells and the beads! Perfect for your beach house decor. I really like your idea of a bling box, will copy that idea for all the odds and ends we acquire from craft projects. Thanks Jenna!

  14. Liberty says:

    These are so cute! You did a great job with the bling you added.


  15. Sara says:

    Love the funky new look – and that you have a bling box!!! These are so cheerful; hope you leave them out on display 🙂

  16. Andrea says:

    Your bird houses turned out so cute! I’m always afraid to get birds because I feel like my cats will eat them but these are so cute with no birds.

  17. Pattie says:

    What a timely post! I just discovered an unpainted birdhouse when I was cleaning out the garage recently. I think that it must have once been my mother’s. It must have found its way here after dad passed away and we were cleaning out the house. At any rate, yet again, you have provided much inspiration!

  18. Kitty says:

    Your birdhouse beach town was such a great transformation, Jenna, and they look so happy and cheerful. I love that mini cake dome, too! Great job!

  19. Such a cute idea!!! Love the beachy details!

  20. pattyanneart says:

    What a great project, Jenna!! I love your birdhouses, so pretty and fun.💚😊

  21. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Oh my goodness, these are ADORABLE! I am nowhere near the painter you are, but I think even I could do this! How I wish I could run out and get some birdhouses!! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

  22. Not only are these adorable but they look like so much fun to make! Love the beach theme and all the happy colors! Great to hop with you again!

  23. What a great idea and It all came out so nicely. I love using what I already have. Nice hopping wth you!

  24. Cecilia says:

    I love your creative approach to decorating your beachy birdhouses, Jenna! They are darling! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  25. Debbee says:

    Jenna, your birdhouses are absolutely adorable! So very clever and cute by glueing on all the beach theme embellishments. I love them all! Thanks for sharing such a happy DIY inspiration.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Jenna, what an amazing makeover! I love that you chose a Makenzie Childs theme! The birdhouses make a big impact grouped together on your table with your other MKC creations. I love the hand painted surfboard. Also love that you have a bling box! Glad to hear you’re staying safe hunkered down at the beach house. Always a pleasure hopping with you!

  27. Jane says:

    We love our coastal crafts and this is absolutely adorable. So happy to be a part of this blog hop with you!

  28. Carol says:

    Jenna, how perfectly adorable. You really let your imagination run wild. Love the mix of colors and patterns and materials that you used. All the pretty colors make for a happy project.

  29. Allyson says:

    Awesome creativity! The shell embellishments make them extra special.

  30. lynnemyfamilythyme says:

    These are absolutely adorable! I love how you decorated each one…the colors and decorations are perfect for spring! Always so much fun to hop with you! Pinned!

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