10/06/2013

Halloween Birdhouse Craft

You may not believe it but this was actually a birdhouse that I had bought my son quite a few months ago and before I painted it in black acrylic paint it was covered in layers upon layers of multiple different colors of acrylic paint. Being 3 he likes to paint with all of the colors in his palette.
But it was just sitting there collecting dust so my imagination sparked an idea and I turned the multicolored birdhouse into a one of a kind Halloween house. I have to say, I am really impressed on how well this came out and just like how I was imagining it too.
All I used was the birdhouse that I bought at Wal-Mart where I also bought the spiderweb, the mini skulls, pumpkin & I'm guessing either corn or wheat holiday decor I bought at Michael's.
Hot gluing the mini skulls onto the tops of the pumpkins looked really cool I thought. I made my own pumpkin heads :)
I started by cutting the tips off and hot gluing them onto the front of the house to give me an idea of how I wanted to place everything else exactly. Then I glued the other small ones on in the middle leaving enough room for the jumbo pumpkin and glued the larger ones onto the sides. Then to cover the black bottom and add a bit more to it I cut up the husky bits and glued them all over the bottom. It kind of reminds me of the ground at a pumpkin patch. I started with one skull in the opening but thought that 3 looked a lot better since they closed up the circle.
I wanted to make it look more like a house so I made a chimney for it. I wasn't sure if I would be able to and had no idea if I could but it came out perfectly. I've added the pattern that I used to make it below along with the steps to make it.
I started by hot gluing the outside and the inside to the top and then I glued the front and the back to the other sides of the top making sure that they both faced the same way and fit correctly up against the house. Once that was all done I glued it to the house and added a chunk of spider webbing to the roof that I stretched out all across it. I didn't need to glue it down since it just connected itself to the edges of the roof.
I am so happy with how this came out and want to make more of them but with different themes. Maybe one with witches and black cats.

6 comments:

  1. So cool and clever! I am a fan of birdhouses, and I'm pinning this spooky birdhouse! I really like the spider webbing on the roof.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  2. What a fun way to update a birdhouse, love it! I featured this on my blog today! I'm just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing! You can check it out here, and grab a Featured button if you don't already have one: http://practicallyfunctional.com/20-halloween-crafts-recipes/

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  3. I love it. It's spooky and cute LOL. I love every detail specially the pumpkin Skulls!

    XOXO
    Cami

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  4. This is soooooooooo creative and beautiful (in a creepy soft of way). You did a fantastic job :)

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  5. Oh how fun! What a cute idea and so fun for Halloween! :)

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  6. Very creative!! So glad you visited and linked up! Hope to see you this week at Romance on a dime!

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