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Easter bird house tutorial

As it's coming up to Easter, I thought it would be fun to make myself some Easter-themed decorations. I'd already made some Easter birds and Easter mushrooms, but I also wanted some place settings for the table.

Thinking about the place settings reminded me of some mini wooden bird feeders that I'd bought and decorated for Christmas a few years ago. But that's another story, and one that I'll come back to later in the year.

As birds are synonymous with Easter, I bought another six of the bird feeders thinking they'd be perfect as the place settings. So, here's how I went about decorating them...

I decided to paint the roofs and bases in colours from my Easter sketch book. I took it with me to the DIY store, and found tester pots in the following colours: Woodland Glade, Willow, Ice Pink, and Amethyst (all Focus matt emulsion).

Now my place settings are ready for Easter. I can't wait to decorate the table this Sunday!

6 Decorations

How-to step by step

  • Paint bird house feeder

    Step 1

    Remove the rope from the top and paint a couple of coats of white primer on to each bird feeder.

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    Step 2

    Masking tape off the painted white sides. Paint the roof and base of each feeder a different colour.

  • Easter bird house tutorial

    Step 3

    Paint each roof and base a different colour so no two bird feeders are the same colours.

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    Step 4

    Apply Pva to the undersides of the nests.

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    Step 5

    Place nests inside feeders and leave to dry.

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    Step 6

    Knotted the ends of ribbon together and PVA glue a bead in place to stop the ribbon slipping through the hole at the top of the feeder.

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    Step 7

    After feeding the ribbon through the hole in the feeder, glue it in place.

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    Step 8

    Fill the nests with mini foil covered chocolate eggs.

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