Book Page Bedecked Birdhouse

Hi Friends! I hope you have had a great week. I can hardly believe it's Friday again!  Along with a few recipes I was trying this week, I also pulled out some items from my crafting stash to come up with a cute little Mother's Day craft for you and the kiddos to do for all the lovely ladies in your life. I'm really happy with how the Book Page Bedecked Birdhouse turned out.
Mother's Day gifts do not need to be fancy or expensive. (This craft cost less than $2 to make!) Moms just want to know that they are loved and appreciated. The best way to show that is with a personalized, handmade gift.
Here is what you'll need: small wooden birdhouse, book pages or scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, moss, and some flowers(not shown)~ either dried or faux.
Start by ripping up the book pages into small, irregular shaped pieces and adhering them to the outside of the birdhouse with Mod Podge.
This is a really fun part for the kiddos, as it doesn't require any real precision...just a willingness to get a little messy.
Completely cover the birdhouse with paper, then go over it again with another coat of Mod Podge. Sound familiar? This is the same way I made my Book Page Decoupage Eggs.
Once the birdhouse is dry, using a hot glue gun, adhere the moss to the roof of the birdhouse.
I also put some around the bottom of the birdhouse.
I could have left it like this for a more neutral tone, but I decided to spruce it up a bit by adding in a few flowers to "decorate" the birdhouse with the beauty of spring.
You could make a few of them and bunch them together as a centerpiece for a beautiful Mother's Day brunch, or fill one with your favorite bible verses to encourage your mom, or even just roll up some little scrolls with thoughts and notes of gratitude to that special woman in your life. The possibilities are endless. What are your favorite Mother's Day gifts to give and receive?
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14 comments:

  1. That is adorable! and your "helper" has such a great smile!

    XO,
    Christine

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  2. Awww...that's so cute Nici! I really love the moss and flowers on the top, they really make it. Any mom would be happy to receive such a thoughtful and pretty gift.

    Debbie

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  3. This is very cute, Nici. Pinned it. You have a lovely daughter.

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/

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  4. This is too cute! Love the the roof!
    Had a- why didn't I think of this moment!
    Visiting from the Tablescaper! :)

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  5. Very, very cute, and it would fit perfectly with my collection of birdhouses.

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  6. This is the cutest idea! I love bird house decor and have never seen on like this. I think the flowers you added are really pretty. A tiny wooden bird glued on top might be fun, too. Love the idea of inserting scrolls of encouraging messages for the recipient. Thanks! (Enjoyed seeing your little helper, too!)
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

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  7. This is such a cute idea and need to do this with my grand children. they would love it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hope you are having a great Sunday,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  8. Very sweet! I could use some scraps from my sheet music for something similar, tfs.

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  9. What a cute birdhouse! I love the addition of the flowers. I bet my girls would have fun with this project.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  10. Oh how cute this is, what a wonderful little helper you have.

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  11. I love using the book page on the birdhouse! The birdhouse and your helper are adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    XO
    Kathy

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  12. Love it!! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!