With the Fourth of July just around the corner for us here in the U.S., some of my favorite blogger friends and I are sharing fun DIY projects to show off our patriotic pride!
I decided to make over a little Christmas birdhouse that I found for $2 at the thrift store a while back. I bought it when I was making a few Christmas arrangements, but it didn’t make the cut.
Here it is before:
It’s kind of pretty, but it has just been sitting in a bin in my garage.
Now with it’s red, white, and blue makeover, it has a home in my garden!
It is so vibrant and full of life now!
I decided to remove the top part so it wouldn’t be so tall.
I love the pop of color this patriotic birdhouse adds to my garden!
I was originally going to hang it, but decided to make a post for it instead:
Now how fun is that?
The post is a primed 1×2 I already had left from another project. I taped the stripes off with Frogtape and sprayed the post (and the birdhouse) with leftover spray paint from our Santa’s Workshop that we build on our front lawn every Christmas.
I added 1x2s that I cut and attached to the bottom like you see below, so that I could hammer the post in place, and then mount the birdhouse on top:
I painted the blue and white details with acrylic craft paint.
Then I sealed the entire house with a few coats of clear acrylic spray sealer in matte to help protect it from the elements.
I love projects like this, where I can sit in one place and play!
This knob came from Hobby Lobby. I bought for another project but decided not to use it. I spray painted it white and attached it with E6000 glue…
Here’s another patriotic project I created last year:
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If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!