Easy Bird Craft

Hello, everyone, today I’m sharing an easy bird craft. I will be showing two different and easy crafts.

Today is also $10 on the 10th hosted by Tammy from Patina and Paint.  This specifically means we can spend no more than $10 and this month’s theme easy easy crafts.

Please take the time to scroll down and visit these talented bloggers to see their creations this month.

I had bought the bird at Michael’s and it’s currently unavailable.  However, I did find a bird similar at Hobby Lobby.  

Craft Number One Using Silver Leaf for a Bird

Items Needed:

  • silver leaf sheets
  • leaf adhesive
  • sponge brush
  • clear and dark wax optional

The silver leaf and adhesive can be bought on a budget HERE and HERE

First, I clean the bird. Next, I add the adhesive especially making sure there are no bubbles and let it dry.

So then, after I add the silver leaf I use a stencil brush making the silver leaf smooth.

I also find it best to wear rubber gloves applying silver leaf. I can be sticky and prevents mishaps.

Next, I want the bird to truly look vintage, so I apply clear together with dark wax and rub well.

Craft Number Two Using Paint and Wax for Finials

Items Needed:

  • chip brush
  • ASCP Old white paint or paint of your choice
  • piece of paper towel
  • clear and dark wax
  • stencil brush
  • lint free rag

Next, bird finials I bought years ago will also be easily updated.  Similar finials can be found at Hobby Lobby.

First, I clean the bird finials. Next, I use ASCP Old white paint for a new look. I’m specifically using a dry brush technique namely adding paint to the edge of the bristles and specifically removing the excess. As an example, wipe the brush on a paper towel to remove paint so the brush is generally dry . Also, a dry brush specifically, adds texture and is fast.

As an example, when using a dry brush technique the old paint will add character. As a rule, the bird finial can also add texture and dimension when dry brushed technique is done.

Next, I want the bird finials to truly look old so then, I add clear and dark wax and rub well.

Because I have taken the time with this easy bird craft, I have these for spring decorating.

Tammy – Patina & Paint

Cindy – Cloches & Lavender

Terrie – Decorating & More With Tip

Ann – The Apple Street Cottage

Barb – French Ethereal

Patti – Pandora’s Box

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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