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To prepare for a night of rampant tricking and treating you will want to set the mood in your home with this boo-tiful wood Halloween birdhouse that is decorated to look like a lively witch. The scary sight of this frightfully cute birdhouse will delight your children and be a treasure they will look forward to seeing each year.
Wood Halloween Bridhouse

Materials:

All paints are Delta Creamcoat:
  • Black
  • White
  • Kelly Green
  • Pink Quartz
  • Tangerine
  • Red
  • Brown iron oxide

Other Materials:
  • Mat Finish Spray
  • 1” foam brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • ¼” flat brush
  • dry moss
  • small amount of raffia
  • 2” long ¼” wooden peg
  • 6” x ¼” pine wood x 5/8” pine wood
  • wood glue
  • wood putty
  • 1” finish nails
  • 220 gauge sand paper

Wood Halloween Birdhouse Instructions:

1. Print patterns from computer. Patterns: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Transfer markings and cut out. The cat and pumpkins are cut from ¼” wood. All other pieces are cut from 5/8” thick wood. Cut a 1” hole in the center of the front side, where birds would enter. 5/8” bellow that, drill a ¼” hole and glue in wooden peg for bird perch. Bevel the two top edges of roof where they peak. Sand lightly.

2. Construct birdhouse by nailing front and back to sides with finish nails. Set nails below surface with a nail set. Putty over nail holes and sand lightly. Nail roof to sides and then attach base.

Painting Instructions:

1. Black - Base coat cat, bat wing, arms, and birdhouse—except for facial area. When dry add another coat of black paint.

2. Kelly Green – Pain witch’s face, hands, and nose.

3. Tangerine – paint one side of pumpkins.

4. Brown – paint pumpkin stems and shading.

5. Transfer face patterns to cat, witch and pumpkins.

6. White – witch’s eyes and cat’s face.

7. Pink – water down and paint circle for witch’s cheeks

8. Red – wavy mouth on witch’s face.

9. Black – pumpkin faces and shading; witch’s eyeballs and scars on cheek.

Putting It All Together:

1. Glue bat wings to top of the wood Halloween birdhouse; glue cat peaking out from behind wings. Glue pumpkins to bottom front of birdhouse, with the middle one in front and overlapping the two on either side. Glue nose on witch’s face—see pattern for placement. Glue arms one on either side of birdhouse where you think you would like them.

2. Spray project with Mat Finish to seal paint.

3. Make tiny raffia bows and glue to pumpkins below stem. Glue moss under the eves of roof so simulate hair, around the front of the bat wings and along the base of the Halloween witch birdhouse.

4. Watch out for scary birds nesting in your scary birdhouse!!!

Related Craft Ideas:
Calico Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween Witch Decoration

 
 
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