DIY Decorative Birdhouse With Vintage Book Pages and Scrapbook Paper


This is a quick and easy decorative birdhouse that we made as a gift. Using a balsa wood birdhouse, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper remnants and vintage book pages we create this super cute and fun birdhouse!
Measuring the paper for the roof...
Use the same method for the back and front of the birdhouse...
Remove the perch for better and easier paper application. Make holes for the bird opening and the perch opening.
Slather with Mod Podge.
Use the same method with the vintage book pages for the side f the house.
Allow to dry completely.
We made paper flowers to adorn the house.
I used a vintage button from my grandmother's collection.
Isn't this cute?
We were very happy with how this turned out :)

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  • Susan From Colorado
    on Nov 8, 2014

    Just wondering and thought I would ask (because I don't know) If you paint a couple of layers of modge podge on the outside of the paper, wouldn't it be weatherproof enough to hang outdoors for the little birds or does modge podge get ichy when it gets wet even after is has a good drying out.. just thought I would ask for all those interested in an outdoor version of this adorable house.. another thought just came to me.. what about using plastic contact paper? like the kind we line our kitchen cupboards with.. since it's plastic coated, I wonder if it would work.... Wish I could make one, but am one of those types that refuses to misuse any page of books.. they are to precious to ruin... thanks for the idea though, it really is a cute little house...

    • Lou Whitcomb
      on Aug 14, 2015

      @Susan From Colorado Lou from Colorado, I don't think it would hold up in our snow storms with just the Mod Podge. When it has dried for 24 hours I would then go over it with a Polycrylic and do several coats.

  • Debi Willhoite
    on Feb 14, 2015

    Your birdhouse is simply adorable!

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