Winter Birdhouse

Hello crafters! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! This is Rachel Kleinman back with you to share a fun winter themed birdhouse project.


SO let me take you through the steps to makes this cute birdhouse 🙂


I started by painting a plain wooden birdhouse (bought from a craft store) with Americana and Grumbacher paints. I let the paint completely dry before decorating the roof…

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I used the new TCW – Woven stencil to add a snow-like feel to the roof. I went over the stencil in Whipped Spackle, then sprinkled glitter over the spackle while it was still wet. Next I wanted to add some decoration around the little hole for the birdies.

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I wanted to use the medallion from “Moroccan Sun” but couldn’t get the image to fit in the nooks of the birdhouse. So I did some stencil surgery… I cut out the medallion. It was hard at first, but I got through it! I went over the stencil with some red modeling paste and let it dry. In the meantime, I worked on the embellishments…


I used TCW stencils “Fly Away“and “Pinecones” for the decorations. I started by placing the stencils on thick watercolor paper then going over the stenciled images with Whipped Spackle. I let the paste dry overnight before coloring them with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens by Faber Castell.


Next I colored the white space of the stenciled image with my Peerless Watercolors and let them dry completely before cutting them out…


So now it’s time to glue it all together!

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I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 526s – Fly Away

TCW 515s – Pinecones

TCW 588s – Moroccan Sun

TCW 570s – Woven

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