How to Alter a Wooden Birdhouse Christmas Ornament

In this tutorial I will walk you creating your own altered birdhouse.

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How to Alter a Wooden Birdhouse Christmas Ornament
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Step One: Stain  (or paint) birdhouse.  Tip:  I had to use a paint brush to get into the corners.  You can carefully remove the top of the Distressed Stain and then use a paint brush.

Step One: Stain (or paint) birdhouse. Tip: I had to use a paint brush to get into the corners. You can carefully remove the top of the Distressed Stain and then use a paint brush.

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Step Two:  Measure and cut paper to roof of birdhouse.  Adhere with liquid glue (I used Mod Podge.)   Allow time to dry.

Step Two: Measure and cut paper to roof of birdhouse. Adhere with liquid glue (I used Mod Podge.) Allow time to dry.

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Step Three:  Cut coordinating paper to cover front, back and side.

Step Three: Cut coordinating paper to cover front, back and side.

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Tip:  To make a template for the front and back of the birdhouse I copied the birdhouse on my printer.  I taped it to my patterned paper with a post-it note and used a ruler and knife to cut it out.

Tip: To make a template for the front and back of the birdhouse I copied the birdhouse on my printer. I taped it to my patterned paper with a post-it note and used a ruler and knife to cut it out.

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Step Four: Lay the paper on the birdhouse. Poke a small hole in the center of the opening.  Then use a small scissors to make cuts to the edge of the opening.

Step Four: Lay the paper on the birdhouse. Poke a small hole in the center of the opening. Then use a small scissors to make cuts to the edge of the opening.

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Step Four (cont): Push the paper inside the birdhouse and crease the paper to mark the circle.  Remove the paper and cut the circle for the opening.

Step Four (cont): Push the paper inside the birdhouse and crease the paper to mark the circle. Remove the paper and cut the circle for the opening.

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Step Five:  Don’t forget to cover the bottom. :)

Step Five: Don’t forget to cover the bottom. :)

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Step Six:  Cover the back and sides of the birdhouse.  Adhere paper with Mod Podge and allow time to dry.  Your birdhouse is now ready to be embellished.

Step Six: Cover the back and sides of the birdhouse. Adhere paper with Mod Podge and allow time to dry. Your birdhouse is now ready to be embellished.

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Step Seven: Embellish your birdhouse.  Now comes the fun part.  Stop by my blog, http://everydaymoodlings.blogspot.com/, for ideas.  Including a video on adding glass beads and Snow-Tex.

Step Seven: Embellish your birdhouse. Now comes the fun part. Stop by my blog, everydaymoodlings.blogspot.co…, for ideas. Including a video on adding glass beads and Snow-Tex.

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