Welcome Home Painted Birdhouse

Welcome to the May monthly Creative Craft Hop!

Thank you Donna from Modern on Monticello for hosting

Welcome friends, readers,

and visitors from Decorate and More with Tip

her Dollar Tree Hand-woven Basket Stand is so clever!

For this month’s creative craft creation

I painted a wooden birdhouse

with welcoming bright colors and happy flowers

Come on, I’ll show you around!

I found this unfinished birdhouse at Hobby Lobby

The first step was spray painting it white

And then the fun began!

I didn’t really have a plan,

I just started painting, choosing colors as I went…

Aqua for the door and trim

and black and white checks along the roofs

Each roof got a different color

Simple checks, bushes and flowers are easy to add with the right brushes

A flat square brush is great for adding checks

A round brush for large dots

I used a small flat square brush to paint the flower pots

on the window sill

A small pointed brush and/or a fine liner brush

was used for stems and little flowers

Bushes were painted with a round brush and several shades of green

Flowering vines, shutters and bees!

Once it was all finished, it was time to play!

I added a few colorful bottle brush trees, a fence,

a mini mailbox, watering can

and a painted bicycle recycled from an old wreath

It’s going to be a while before I’m ready to share it with the birds…

Right now I’m enjoying it in the foyer filled with flowers

Doesn’t this sweet happy little house seem to say…

Welcome Home!

Next up on the hop is our hostess

Donna from Modern on Monticello with

DIY Mid Century Modern Inspired Wall Sculpture

Here are the links to all the crafty creations you won’t want to miss!

My Thrift Store Addiction Easy Clearance Wreath Upcycle

Decorate and More with Tip Dollar Tree Hand-woven Basket Stand

The Painted Apron Welcome Home Painted Birdhouse

Modern on Monticello DIY Mid Century Modern Inspired Wall Sculpture

Life as a Leo Wife Indoor/Outdoor DIY Farmhouse Lantern

Purple Hues and Me Tattoos on Glass Decor

The Apple Street Cottage Finally a Frame

Southern Sunflowers How to Paint and Mod Podge a Tray

Juicy Details

Folk Art acrylic craft paint here

Look for mini items like the mailbox, watering can, fence and bicycle in the doll house section of the craft store

faux blooms, bottle brush trees/Hobby Lobby

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 Whatโ€™s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karinโ€™s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/

Comments
40 Responses to “Welcome Home Painted Birdhouse”
  1. Mary says:

    Your birdhouse is just adorable and so colorful Jenna! I love the painted black and white checked trim, flowering vines, bees and flower pots! I love how you styled with blooms filling the openings on your Courtly Check pedestal too! โ™ฅ

  2. Rita C. says:

    That’s adorable Jenna! I wonder if it were poly-sealed if it could be used outdoors to entice tenants? I love it!

  3. This is just too cool! And I love that mini bicycle…so cute!

  4. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your painted birdhouse is darling! I love the different ways you styled it! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Gail Griffin says:

    Your birdhouse is so sweet and adorable, Jenna! It’s really too cute for the birds, though – but perfect to use in any decor! I always look forward to seeing what MC designs you come up with and this one is truly a winner!

  6. Jenna, that is the cutest birdhouse ever! I just love the way you painted it. It reminds me of a scene from a fairy garden! It makes a great centerpiece. Happy Thursday!

  7. Ann says:

    I just love your birdhouse, Jenna. The colors are beautiful and the bicycle and flowers just add the finishing touches!

  8. Jenna, your little houses turned out so adorable. Love how you shared each step with us. Wish I had your painting skills. Happy Summer my friend.

  9. #1 WEIRD COMMENT OF THE DAY . . . If I lived here, my name would be “Flora-Chirp” – double first name, of course, and I’d drink honeysuckle tea and eat cookie crumbs on a plate made from an azalea petal. Ahhh. You’ve sparked my creative nerve with this. Thanks for the cute craft idea and inspiration!

  10. lghiggins says:

    So cute, Jenna! I love the playful touches on the birdhouse itself and out in the yard.

  11. Kathy A says:

    Loved your project; the black and white on the edges gave me a Mary Englebreit/ Debby Mumm vibe. The bright colors just scream spring! I don’t think the birds should get this one. It’d make a cute bunny house at Easter, too!

    • Thank you Kathy, I am a big fan of both Mary E and Debby M, plus MacKenzie-Childs, so black and white tends to show up a lot in my artwork and crafts. Cute idea to use it for bunnies at Easter!

  12. thefrenchhutch says:

    I am in love with your birdhouse Jenna, it is darling! Love the different ways you styled it. Great tutorial for painting it as well. I’m sure when you transfer it outside there will be a bidding war over it. Happy weekend………

  13. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love the birdhouse you created! It is beautiful and looks like a cheerful place for the birds to live. I can see why you are not quite ready to share it with the birds. I love the way you have it styled in the entry, it looks so pretty! Happy Thursday!

  14. pattyanneart says:

    Love love your beautiful birdhouse, Jenna! What a fun project. ๐Ÿ’œ

  15. Oh Jenna, what a delight! It has been so long since I’ve painted a bird house — this one is a gem. What a wonderful centerpiece for a table with mini-bird houses as a take-away. Love the colors you chose, too. SO happy!

  16. Adorable and so very charming. It shows how much you enjoyed working on it. So glad you shared it on the link party.

  17. Nancy says:

    It is A D O R A B L E! I love the bright colors and flowers! And the MKC trim is perfection! ๐Ÿ˜
    Happy Friday!

  18. Absolutely wonderful! It’s so cute the way you made a yard around your birdhouse. The way you styled it with the flowers in the windows for your foyer looks awesome. Love the sunflowers painted on the side, but of course I would lol.

  19. NikiLEOwife says:

    You’re such a talented painter! This birdhouse is just adorable. I can understand why you’re not ready to share it with the birds yet. It makes cute decor, and I think when the birds move in, you’ll never be able to evict them!
    XOXO,
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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