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Butterfly bird houses

For the past couple of years I have decorated each guest's table setting on my Easter table with a hand-painted bird house with a little straw nest filled with chocolate eggs inside. This year I wanted a change so I have gone for small wooden bird houses which I have decorated to match my new colour theme of pink and blue, and decorated them with painted paper butterflies to match the butterflies on my bird trail tablecloth.

6 Servings

How-to step by step

  • Masking tape body of house

    Step 1

    Masking tape body of house below roofs

  • Painting the roofs of my Bird houses

    Step 2

    Paint three roofs in pink and three in blue (I did three coats of each colour) and leave to dry

  • Paint body of bird houses

    Step 3

    Masking tape off roofs and paint body of houses in a couple of coats of multi surface white primer paint, leave to dry Masking tape off body and paint bottom of houses in green, leave to dry.

  • Punching butterflies

    Step 4

    Punch out three butterflies in blue card and three in pink card

  • Butterfly punching

    Step 5

    Fold butterfly wings back Paint front and back of pink card butterflies in pink paint, paint front and back of blue card butterflies in blue paint, leave to dry Paint front and back of pink card butterflies in pink paint, paint front and back of blue card butterflies in blue paint, leave to dry

  • Glue butterfly

    Step 6

    Put a small dab of PVA glue on back of butterflies

  • Easter Bird Houses - Butterflies

    Step 7

    Stick a pink butterfly to a blue roof and vice versa until all roofs have a butterfly on top

  • Filling Bird Houses

    Step 8

    Separate pink paper shredding filler into three piles and blue feathers into three piles Fill blue roofed houses with pink paper shredding and pink roofed houses with blue feathers Fill houses with loads of foil wrapped eggs!

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