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By Candie Cooper - To see more crafts from Candie check out her blog, Candie Cooper's Journal
Fall is here, the birds have flown
south, and the rats and spiders have taken over! Decorate plain birdhouses with
different Plaid products to get spooky houses like these. Here's how!
Paint your houses in whatever Halloween
Folk Art colors you like. Add coats of Extreme Glitter for a bit of sparkle---I
used Peridot over Calypso Sky Folk Art paint. For the green house, tiny sequins
were sprinkled over a coat of Mod Podge Outdoor. A piece of black net was cut
to lay over the rooftop, dipped in Stiffy and laid over the top to dry as well.
Stiffy makes any fabric surface rigid. Flat back crystals and
embellishments were added with Mod Podge too.
Gallery Glass isn't just for
glass! Use it to create a shiny slimy look on wood too as seen just above the
spider. Ribbon was hot glued to the top in a loopy fashion to add a whimsical
Little rats from the Dollar Store have
been painted with Silver Outdoor Folk Art paint. You can glue them to the house
with multi-purpose adhesive or let them scatter about. You can paint a spider
web on the front or use a permanent marker to draw one.
Check out Plaid Crafts YouTube channel
to see more Halloween ideas including the techniques used on these birdhouses. These
houses are not completely outdoor proof so I'll be bringing the critters inside
to set in my kitchen window. Happy crafting!