Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Birdhouse (DT Decor Project by Lis Whiting)


by Lis Whiting

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a cute Birdhouse that I decorated with the new Authentique Renew Collection.

I purchased a plain wooden birdhouse for a dollar (can you imagine!).  The birdhouse stands about 6 inches tall by 3 inches deep by about 3 inches wide

  • Authentique Renew Collection papers
  • Dictionary pages
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Green Leaf Ribbon
  • Paper Flowers
  • White Pearls

I started with the roof.  I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge then added my dictionary pages from the bottom up. The two pages met at the top of the roof so I glued them together. I added a layer of Mod Podge over the dictionary pages and then I dried the roof with my heat gun. Lastly for the roof, I cut the roof top paper about 1/4 inch above the point of the roof using decorative scissors, giving it a neat patterned edge.

Next I proceeded with the base and the underside of the roof. I measured each side of the birdhouse and cut pieces of Renew (I love the pretty yellow flowers!). I used Mod Podge on each side of the house and then added the paper. I didn't add a layer of Mod Podge on top of these papers. The front piece was a little tricky because of the hole and perch; I used an Xacto blade to cut out the hole and a hole for the perch to pop through.

Once the front piece was attached, I used the \Stella and Rose Gertie Clear Stamps and Archival Ink in Coffee to stamp a doily pattern around the birdhouse entrance.

I took some clear scotch tape and put it on some dictionary pages. I pulled off the scotch tape and the dictionary pages was transferred to the tape! I added this decorative tape around the base of my birdhouse.

I added green leaf ribbon and flowers with a hot glue gun. I added adhesive pearls to the center of the flowers.

This little birdhouse will be decorating my office at work. It feels like spring in the middle of winter!


  1. how lovely! i have one of the bird houses, I paid a bit more than a dollar about £4 i think (which is about $6)so you definately found a bargain

  2. Your birdhouse is adorable! I have several in my stuff-to-alter drawer but haven't tried it myself yet. I'm very inspired!