I love mini birdhouses. I see them at the craft store all the time for $1, and I think to myself how lovely they would look with a few coats of paint and a modern pattern. I decided I’d use a cool color palette inspired by this pin, and Frog Tape® ShapeTape™ in my favorite pattern: Scallop. I’ve actually decorated corkboards before with Shape Tape™, and I loved the results so much that I wanted to use it again on my DIY birdhouses. The process is pretty easy.
Gather These Supplies
- Wood birdhouses – various shapes (you can use any size)
- FrogTape Shape Tape – Scallop
- Acrylic paint – I used Martha Stewart in Cloud, Deep Sea, Gray Wolf, Mace, and Vanilla Bean and FolkArt in Midnight Garden
Before you begin, choose your pattern. The Shape Tape™ also comes in Chevron and Wave in addition to Scallop. I think the thing that most impressed me about the Shape Tape™ was the crisp edge that it maintained while using the paint. This is because of patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed.
Step One: Choose your base paint colors and paint each birdhouse with the color of your choice. Give them several coats and let dry.
Step Two: Cut the top of the scallop pattern to fit under the birdhouse roof – you’ll use the bottom of the scallop.
Step Three: Adhere the Shape Tape™ right underneath the roof of the birdhouse. I love that this tape is easy to use for curves, corners and odd shapes (like some of my birdhouses).
Step Four: Have the tape meet at the back. Where it overlaps kind of strangely, you can either cut the tape or do some touching up with paint.
Step Five: Paint your second, contrasting color on the bottom half of the birdhouse. Paint downward, away from the tape. While the paint is still wet, peel it off and discard.
Let your birdhouses dry and then display. I love them! There are so fresh and fun. Be sure to visit Frog Tape® on Twitter for more fantastic ideas and inspiration!
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