Small embellishments such as plastic candycandy canes, gingerbread men, colorful beads or garlands, etc
5mini craft sticks
Battery operated small string of lightoptional
Hot Glue Gun
Testor's acrylic paint:
Browniefor the house
Red Rocket Glitter Burstdoor
Gold Rush Glitter Burst
Start by cutting off the perch from the birdhouse. No need to sand it because we will be covered that area.
Paint the outside of the birdhouse with "Brownie". Let it dry then give it a second coat.
Meanwhile, paint all the miniature craft sticks with white and let them dry. You only need to paint one side.
Use a liner brush dipped in Red Rocket glitter paint to add diagonal lines onto 4 of the 5 white sticks. Set these aside to dry.
Paint the wood circles (only one side) with Paradise, Orange, Sunshine, Fuschia, Purple and Shamrock.
Once the wood circles are dry, add a thin layer of Gold Rush glitter paint. Set aside to dry.
Follow the directions on the tube of Collage Clay and add "snow" to the roof. It's similar to piping icing onto a cake!
Using the star tip included with the Collage Clay, add decorative stars to the front edge of the roof.
Add a colorful bead to each star, gently pressing it into place.
Now that the wood circles are dry, gently press them into the Collage Clay on the roof.
Use Collage Clay to add your plastic candy embellishments.
Spread Collage Clay along the bottom of the birdhouse and insert candies.
Place the solid white craft stick along the bottom where the door will be to serve as a step.
Make sure the peppermint craft sticks are dry, then attach them to the front of the house as the door, lining them up next to each other above the "step" stick. Attach a "candy" as the door knob.
For the second house I chose to smooth out the Collage Clay on the roof with a palette knife. Then I used the writer tip to add icicles.
I also used white paint and a liner brush to add the lines on the house.
After embellishing the roof, I sprinkled it with white glitter.
Collage Clay takes a couple of days to dry completely. Be careful when handling your gingerbread houses until they are completely dry.
OPTIONAL - this octagonal birdhouse roof was glued on. I was able to gently pry it off and place some battery operated string lights inside. If you do this, you will need to hot glue your roof back in place.
This project for Birdhouse Gingerbread House was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/birdhouse-gingerbread-house/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.