DIY Hand-Painted Birdhouse

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Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping loudly every morning as the temperature rises. It’s the perfect time to paint these cute wooden birdhouses to add a modern touch to your baby’s nursery, kid’s room or kitchen.

This project was so easy and would make such a sweet gift for a friend. I chose to design these with a modern feel and left some of the natural wood revealed. I love how they turned out.

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Supplies: wood birdhouse / craft paint / paintbrushes


1. Choose your paint colors and begin painting the front face of the house. (The birdhouses I bought had a rather large heart cut out which I didn’t care for, so I chose to paint the opposite side and just use a circle cut-out of black card stock for the hole.)

2. Next paint the outside edge of the roof.

3. The final step is to paint your design. I used a Sharpie acrylic paint pen to paint my simple modern designs. (Tip: When using this type of paint pen, tap out a little puddle of the ink and dip your pen in it.)

4. Let dry and you are done! I love how three birdhouses look together.

make these modern DIY hand-painted bird houses on

make these modern DIY hand-painted bird houses on

photos by Melissa Fenlon. all rights reserved.

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  1. I love the colours you have used in these. They are so cute, the colours would look great on the house shaped shelves that you see everywhere just now too.

    1. Amy, glad you love the colors… we do to! And I love the idea of using these colors on the modern house shelves.

  2. These are absolutely adorable!
    I pinned these and plan to tackle this little project during spring break, when my daughters are home and mini-mee needs somethign creative to keep her busy 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this, it looks really fun and doable even for a craft-impaired gal like me 🙂

  3. I Love work with birdhouses, paint, tapes, fabric, they are a great source of inspiration, and I love these birdhouses you painted, they cute, original, refreshing, simply beautiful!

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