Make It Monday: A Neon Glitter Spring Birdhouse

So many of you have raved about FolkArt Extreme Glitter – it’s one of my favorite products too.  I’m super pleased to announce that we now have *NEW* Extreme Glitter Neons!  They are bright, cheery and fun – and made a great addition to your crafting projects.  To celebrate the new release, Plaid designer Julie Lewis made this glittery birdhouse project.  It’s a gift box that doubles as a cute spring display!   Wondering how it’s made?  Here’s the full tutorial.

Gather These Supplies

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Neon Green, Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Yellow, Wicker White, Patina, Pure Gold
  • FolkArt Extreme Glitter –Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Hologram, Gold
  • 1” wood doll heads (2)
  • 4.5” round paper mach box
  • 5” x 3” round wood birdhouse
  • Glue
  • 1” aqua/white polka dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Old key
  • Wire
  • Moss
  • Fine/ultra fine point black marker
  • #1 Liner brush
  • ¼”, ½” flat brush
  • Craft knife
  • Tape
  • Wire cutter/needle nose pliers

Remove wood perch from the birdhouse using the pliers.  Basecoat the roof and body with Wicker White.

Paint lid of box with Neon Green – allow to dry and then brush Neon Green Extreme Glitter over the top.  Give two coats and allow to dry.

Paint roof of birdhouse Neon Pink, body Neon Orange and then apply corresponding Extreme Glitter color over the top.  Apply two coats of each and allow to dry.

Paint body of box Neon Yellow, then paint Neon Yellow Extreme Glitter over the top.  Give two coats and allow to dry.

Paint wood doll heads Patina and allow to dry.  Give each two coats of Hologram Glitter and allow to dry.  Paint beak with Neon Orange, then draw eyes and wings with marker.

Paint the edges of the birdhouse as well as the box with Pure Gold.  Allow to dry and then give two coats of Extreme Glitter Gold.  Allow to dry.

Glue key into perch opening.  Allow to dry.

Apply dots around hole with opposite end of brush and Patina.  Allow to dry.

Cut a length of wire to act as the birds’ legs.  Bend wire in half, glue into doll heads.

Mark placement for bird legs on lid, poke small hole with craft knife.

Insert wire, bend under lid and secure with tape.

Add glue to the bottom of the birdhouse to secure it to the lid of the box.

Glue and tie ribbon around base of box.  Cut off the ends of the ribbon.

Glue moss around edge of lid and allow to dry before displaying.

We hope you like our “bling-y” Extreme Glitter project!  What could you do with Neon Extreme Glitter?

2 Comments to “Make It Monday: A Neon Glitter Spring Birdhouse”

  1. Very cool! Love those birds 🙂

  2. Totally awesome birdhouse…I am going to give it a try!
    Thanks for the idea and the inspiration!

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