Browsing around Pinterest one day I came across several really cute Birdhouses on pedestals and just fell in love. They just look so sweet. One of my favorites were some DIY from Sugar Bee Crafts. Of course that put me on a mission to create my own.
My kids and I painted some birdhouses a couple of years ago for my SIL’s camping themed baby shower and I almost broke those out to make into pedestals but then I decided I wanted something a little larger for my porch.
I went to Michaels and picked up an unfinished birdhouse for $5 and an unfinished candlestick for $4. The other supplies I used from my stash.
Basically I painted the birdhouse and the candlestick using regular acrylic craft paint. I dry brushed brown onto the corners and roof ridges to give it a bit more of an aged appearance.
Once dry I used E-6000 to attach the birdhouse. I then sprayed them with a clear coat and put it outside on my front porch where it looked oh-so-cute…and kept falling down.
Yup, that little candlestick base just isn’t wide enough to support the house against the wind. I stopped into Lowe’s this week and picked up a little square piece of molding and glued it to the bottom of the candlestick and it solved the problem.
I love it and it is such an inexpensive project. This would also look really good on a mantle or a sidetable!
What have you made this week?
About Kim Conner
Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger by night. She's a mom of three beautiful children and two fur-babies, a Goldendoodle and a rescued Pibble. For even more Inspiration Made Simple, like her on Facebook and Instagram+.
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