5 Beautiful Ways to Decorate A Birdhouse

by Kim MacFarlane

5 Beautiful Ways to Decorate A Birdhouse

Back in the summer of 2015, Ocean Finance chose Buddly Crafts to be the craft supplier for their 'House to Home' Competition.

Ocean Finance sent some of the best craft bloggers in the UK a lovely wooden birdhouse and a £25 Buddly Crafts voucher so they could buy all the supplies they needed to upcycle it into something special. Why shouldn’t birds in the garden have something beautiful to sleep in?

We sent out the selected goodies to the crafty bloggers and thought no more about it until today when we received links to some of the blogs and got to see the creations. Wowee! Using our resources, these ladies had worked their creative magic on those bare wooden birdhouses and transformed them into 'des res' homes for feathered friends. I've picked five of the makes to show you here, each uses a different craft technique. For full instructions on how to decorate your own birdhouse, click on the photo to visit the original post.

Pebbledash country cottage birdhouse with pretty trailing roses for storing string & ribbons by Jodie.

Copper roof and mint painted DIY Birdhouse by Emma.

Moulded clay seashells and concrete effect painted birdhouse by Alison.

Caro uses her woodwork skills to adapt three birdhouses into a row of beach huts.

The winner of Ocean's Competition was Joanne with this beautiful thatched roof and pyrography decorated birdhouse.

The team at Ocean Finance say they like competitions and have more great competitions launching regularly. Make sure you keep popping back to their Competitions page to see what's new and so you don’t miss out. You know how the game plays, you gotta be in it to win it!

Products Mentioned

  • Bare Wood Bird House - Large Traditional #8093
  • Buddly Crafts 40cm Wired Pip Berries 10pcs - Green
  • Buddly Crafts 40cm Wired Pip Berries 10pcs - Purple
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Tiny Paper Rosebuds - Deep Pink
  • Buddly Crafts Wooden Tags - 6pcs 35mmx70mm Double Scallop W15
  • Buddly Crafts Wooden Tags - 6pcs 65mmx30mm Filigree Bird W6
  • cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Shapes - 45pcs Garden Tools #1033
  • Creall Do & Dry Light Air Dry Modelling Clay - White 250g
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 59ml 2oz - Driftwood DA171-3
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 59ml 2oz - Pistachio Mint DA253-3
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish - 59ml Satin DS21
  • FIMO Multi Use Moulds - Sea Shells & Seahorse
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun - Marabou & Guinea Fowl Feathers - 18pcs Forest
  • Knorr Prandell 2-3mm Decorative Candle Gravel 500ml - Champagne #802
  • Knorr Prandell 2-3mm Decorative Candle Gravel 500ml - Green #814
  • Knorr Prandell 2.5mm Jute Twine 110m - Natural #977
  • Knorr Prandell Natural Straw Sticks - 50pcs Light Ivory #971
  • Knorr Prandell Wooden Hedgehogs - 6pcs #222
  • Make Me! Metal Embossing Foil A4 - Copper 3pcs
  • Marianne Design Flower Bouquet - Yellow JU0887
  • Viva Decor Concrete Effect Paint - Starter Kit
  • Viva Decor Vintage Look Chalky Paint 250ml - 100 White
  • Viva Decor Vintage Look Chalky Paint 250ml - 703 Aqua
  • Viva Decor Vintage Look Chalky Paint 250ml - 801 Grey
  • Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool Pyrography Heat Tool
  • Wooden Shape - Snail

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.