This post is sponsored by Plaid; all opinions are 100% my own.
I was given the challenge of creating some fun Halloween Decor on a budget. So I scoured the dollar and thrift stores until I found these cute little birdhouses for $1.50 each. Using Apple Barrel paint from Plaid, I transformed them into Halloween Birdhouses! Check it out.
- 2 thrifty birdhouses
- Apple Barrel Paint
- Outrageous Orange
- Wild Grape
- Clover Fields
- Dark Granite
- Paint Brush
- Circle sponge brush
- sand paper
Step #1: Paint it.
I painted two coats of Wild Grapes on the outside walls of the birdhouse. You guys, this paint covers so well. It seems thicker than other acrylic paint and that’s awesome! It also dried super fast; it only took 30 minutes from start to finish for this craft.
Step #2: Polka Dot it!
My favorite way to make polka dots with acrylic paint is this round sponge brushes. I covered the bottom of the brush in paint and lightly stamped it on the dried purple. I did the Clover Fields green dots first and the Outrageous Orange next. When those two colors dried, I adding overlapping black dots. I LOVE the bright dots with the black. So Halloween looking!
Step #3: Sand it!
Next, I took a 80 grit piece of sandpaper and scratched up the front and the roof of the birdhouse. I wanted it less-perfect and more old-looking. I can’t really say more-haunted, because it’s so dang cute.
Step #4: Doodle it!
I took a small flat bristle brush and some white paint and carefully dabbed on some spiderwebs, tiny spiders, and a ghost. You can take a pencil and lightly draw out your doodles before you add paint. It’s always safer that way. 😉
These Halloween Birdhouses are going to find a home on my entry way table for the next couple of months. Most of the Halloween decor I have is dark and creepy because I LOVE HALLOWEEN! I love that they are more whimsical than my typical Halloween style. However, I bet you could make some serious creeptastic ones as well.
When you make some awesome thrift store Halloween Decor, make sure to share it with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram @ucreateblog.
Also special thanks to Plaid Crafts for sending us this amazing Apple Barrel paint. Seriously, it’s awesome!
Here’s more about the paint and Plaid Crafts:
Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint
- Same results as the Original Apple Barrel paint with the added value of multi-surface coverage
- Indoor/outdoor and dishwasher-safe
- Satin Finish
- Great for tin, terracotta, paper mache, canvas, wood, plaster, rigid plastic, fabric, concrete, glass, and ceramics
Post by Becky