Make a colorful Summer Birdhouse Wreath to greet the warmer weather! We used the silk flowers that are “in season” right now. And we couldn’t resist adding craft birds and lady bugs!
How To Make A Summer Birdhouse Wreath
Materials & Tools
18” Styrofoam wreath form
Martha Stewart Crafts Gesso Primer, #32314
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint, Scottish Highlands #32003
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint, Lavender #410
6½” wooden birdhouse
4 craft birds, 3” – 4”
4 craft butterflies, 2½” (pink, orange, yellow)
5 ladybug buttons, ½” (ours were “Dress It Up” by Jesse James)
1 bag Spanish moss
5 stems of various green leaves
8 yellow daffodils, 4½”
8 fuchsia dahlias, 4½”
Assorted small flowers in yellows, light blues, purples, and peaches
Green floral wire
Glue gun & glue sticks
1. Paint the Styrofoam wreath form Scottish Highlands and let it dry. Prime the birdhouse with the Gesso and let it dry. Then paint the birdhouse Lavender and set it aside (we did two coats). Make a hanger for the wreath by wrapping the floral wire around the top of the wreath and twisting it into a loop in the back. Wrap the ends of the wire around itself to secure.
2. Hot glue moss to the bottom center of the wreath. Hot glue sprigs of leaves around the rest of the wreath. Hot glue the daffodils to the front of the wreath, spacing them evenly.
3. Fill in the rest of the wreath by hot gluing the large flowers first, then tucking and hot gluing the small flowers in the spaces between the large flowers. Vary the colors of the flowers as you go.
4. Hot glue the birdhouse to the moss on the bottom center of the wreath (this requires a lot of hot glue). Hot glue two birds onto the birdhouse. Hot glue another bird to the top left of the wreath and one more to the lower right. Tuck the butterflies here and there and glue in place. Finish by decorating a few leaves and flowers around the wreath with ladybugs.
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