We love a broken china mosaic, but it can be a fairly big project to break the china and make the mosaic. So we decided to make an Easy Mosaic Birdhouse with the look of a broken china mosaic birdhouse. How did we do it? Scrapbook paper! We think it turned out really pretty!
How To Make An Easy Mosaic Birdhouse
Tools and Materials
Plaid Folk Art Ivory White #427, Calypso Sky #524
Large rose scrapbook paper
Floral printed scrapbook paper
Scrapbook paper: blue, pink, and ivory
1. Start by painting the birdhouse ivory white. This will be your ‘grout” color. We painted the paint the perch blue. Just thought it looked cute!
2. Get some scrapbook paper that reminds you of grandma’s china. Look for big flowers and roses. Cut a large rose out of the scrapbook paper for each side of the roof.
3. Cut the roses into “tiles” then reassemble them into a rose and glue them onto the roof using Modpodge. Leave the same size spaces between the tiles to show the “grout.” Repeat for other side.
4. Cut “tiles” from blue, pink, ivory, and floral papers and fit them like a puzzle onto the birdhouse. We used one style of paper to line the eaves and different papers for the front and sides. We also added a cute curve of “tiles” under the perch. Adhere all the tiles with ModPodge.
5. Make a rose from pink paper and glue to roof. To do this, cut a five petal flower shape out of pink paper and cut a slit between two of the petals to the center. Cut a second five petal flower out of pink paper and cut out one of the petals like removing a pie piece. Slide one petal over the next petal and glue for each flower. Curl the petals backwards over a pencil. Glue the smaller rose inside the bigger one. Cut a 2” long, 1/4” wide strip of pink paper. Spiral and glue into the center of the rose. Glue the rose to the front of the birdhouse. (We used a dab of hot glue.)
6. Coat the entire birdhouse mosaic with ModPodge. Let dry.
We used regular ModPodge so we are keeping our paper mosaic birdhouse indoors. You could use ModPodge Outdoors on yours, but we’d still keep it out of direct weather and sun. We think this easy mosaic birdhouse would make a very nice Mother’s Day gift. What do you think?
Jennifer & Kitty
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