Easy Bird Craft

11 Materials
15 Minutes

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Today I’m sharing an easy bird craft. I will be showing two different and easy crafts.

I had bought the bird at Michael’s and it’s currently unavailable. However, I did find a bird similar at Hobby Lobby.

Craft Number One Using Silver Leaf for a Bird

The silver leaf and adhesive can be bought on a budget  HERE and HERE. 

First, I clean the bird. Next, I add the adhesive especially making sure there are no bubbles and let it dry.

So then, after I add the silver leaf I use a stencil brush making the silver leaf smooth.

I also find it best to wear rubber gloves applying silver leaf. I can be sticky and prevents mishaps.

Next, I want the bird to truly look vintage, so I apply clear together with dark wax and rub well.

Craft Number Two Using Paint and Waxfor Finials

Next, bird finials I bought years ago will also be easily updated. Similar finials can be found at Hobby Lobby.

First, I clean the bird finials. Next, I use ASCP Old white paint for a new look. I’m specifically using a dry brush technique namely adding paint to the edge of the bristles and specifically removing the excess. As an example, wipe the brush on a paper towel to remove paint so the brush is generally dry . Also, a dry brush specifically, adds texture and is fast.

As an example, when using a dry brush technique the old paint will add character. As a rule, the bird finial can also add texture and dimension when dry brushed technique is done.

Next, I want the bird finials to truly look old so then, I add clear and dark wax and rub well.

Because I have taken the time with this easy bird craft, I have these for spring decorating.

Suggested materials:

  • Silver leaf sheets  (Amazon)
  • Leaf adhesive  (Amzaon)
  • Sponge brush  (any craft store)
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Cc
    on Feb 14, 2021

    How did you stick the bird on the finial?

  • Benjamin
    on Feb 16, 2021

    Why go to all the trouble of silver leafing the bird instead of just spray painting it with shiny silver metallic paint?

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