Make this pretty fabric covered birdhouse using gorgeous florals and ModPodge. Start by choosing three flower fabrics. Then take your fabric to the craft store to pick out craft paint. You’ll cut the flowers out of some of the fabrics, so you get to choose a new background color for them. And don’t forget a color for the perch!
How To Make A Pretty Fabric Covered Birdhouse
Unfinished wood birdhouse
Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints:
Patina #444, Titanium White #480, Pink #413, Apple Orchard #224
Mod Podge Outdoor
Colorful fabrics (We used Amy Butler “Love Bliss Bouquet Teal,” “Love Tumble Roses Pink,”“Eternal Sunshine Rose Lore Sky” from Fabric.com)
Ivory gimp trim
1. Paint the roof eaves and the perch of the birdhouse Pink. Paint the sides Apple Orchard green and the base Patina. Mix up a light version of the Patina color by blending it with the white paint. Paint the front and back light Patina. Let dry.
2. Lay the birdhouse on the wrong side of the Love Bliss fabric. Trace the roof and cut out the pieces of fabric. Deocupage the fabric to the roof using ModPodge. Paint a layer under and then over the fabric.
3. Cut flowers out of the Eternal Sunshine fabric. Glue them to the green sides of the birdhouse using Mod Podge. Paint a layer of ModPodge under each flower and then over them all.
4. Cut out flowers from Tumble Roses fabric and glue them to the front using Mod Podge the same way.
5. Glue the gimp trim to the front eaves using Mod Podge under the trim and then paitning on a layer over the top.
Isn’t this fun? We love birdhouses!
Jennifer & Kitty
Lisa Ragle says
You need to.use Mod Podge for fabric. Thanks
Jennifer & Kitty says
Great comment Lisa! We love Mod Podge Fabric. It’s especially useful for fabrics you want to remain washable. Here’s a guide: https://modpodgerocksblog.com/mod-podge-formula-guide/
Jennifer & Kitty