Love Bird Decor DIY: Shabby Chic Craft

2 Materials
2 Hours

These sweet little love birds just make me smile! Give these unfinished Darice wood birds a pretty, rustic look when you use milk paint and doily inspired textiles. This piece of decor will add lovely charm to your home.

Love Bird Decor DIY Supplies

  • Darice Wood Table Top Bird

  • Darice Funky Heart Shape

  • Darice Doily Die

  • Folk Art Milk Paint (Pink, Jade, Light Green, Yellow)

  • Fabric (Canvas and lace)

Step one: Paint the body of the bird with the desired color. I painted one light pink and the other a dark jade green. I used milk paint so the decorative piece would have a rustic appearance. Once the paint on the bird has dried, paint the legs, beak, and the base of the stand as desired.

Step two: Paint the front and back of the wood heart red.

Step three: Cut the lace doily from fabric. To prevent fraying, I added an adhesive backing to the fabric using a Xyron sticker maker. Then I cut the fabric with the paper backing attached. Use the same doily die to cut 4 wing shapes from the fabric. Adhere the “wings” to the bird.

Step four: Attach lace fabric to the red painted wood heart. I used Mod Podge fabric to attach the lace, and when the lace was dry I trimmed off the excess fabric.

Step five: Arrange the birds so they are facing each other, and glue the heart between their beaks. I used a dab of wood glue and let it dry for several hours.

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Morena Hockley
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  • Nicole P Nicole P on Feb 11, 2021

    I know exactly where I would put these love birds in my home! Thanks for sharing!