Monday, October 11, 2010

Haunted Bird House Craft Idea

What can I say....this birdhouse takes the cake for me this year!

Halloween is one holiday that I truly don't mind putting the time and effort into it to make the house look cool.

I will say...this birdhouse took a LONG LONG time for me.

I would work on it...step on it...step away.

But I will admit...I'm completely pleased with the results and time that went into it!!

It has lots of details...tiny details...but the details are what make it really amazing!!

Haunted Bird House
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

Glue Art Glue Glider Pro Extreme Adhesive and Perma-Tac
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares & Micro Squares
Glue Arts 3D Combo Pack
Cricut Expresssion
Cricut Happy Hauntings, October 31st Cartridges
Echo Park Paper Happy Halloween Collection
Crackle Paint
Tattered Angels Shimmer Spray
Wood Birdhouse Hobby Lobby
Martha Stewart Icicle Punch
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Stickles Red
Grey Paint

1) First paint all the areas that will be exposed with grey paint. Brush some grey lightly onto the black areas of the birdhouse. (some of the birdhouse was already painted black).

2) Next cover the birdhouse with the Echo Park Papers. Adhere using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Extreme Adhesive to assure good adhesion to the house. Use border punch for a drippy looking edge and add to house.
3)Once the house is covered it's time to create the cemetery scene using the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge. You'll need to cut images in black and grey cardstock to create the dimensional look. Add inks, Shimmer spray and touches of Stickles glitter to enhance and embellish. Glue Arts 3D Combo pack foam sheets are an absolute necessity for making and layers these items.   

4) Once you have the pieces cut start to adhere to the house using Glue Arts 3D Combo pack foam and the Extreme Adhesive Mirco and regular squares.

 5) Add fun details such as use Stickles to glitter on the eyes on the skull papers. Add more bit of Shimmer Sprays on and around the house as you continue to build it to give it that spooky look!

   6) Glue Arts 3D Combo pack makes it easy to add layered items. Simply cut the foam to fit...ghosts, added dimension and adheres perfectly! And now you have one amazing decoration for around your house!!

Tune in later this week for more ideas how to decorate your home using the Glue Arts Car Accents... here's a peek...

See you soon....


  1. Wow! Fabulous haunted house!!!

  2. I think this is something I should make this Halloween. Pretty awesome.

  3. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to take a look. I'm unquestionably loving the details. I'm book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and terrific style and style.

  4. Julia! I LOVE this!!! What a beautiful decoration! I want it! lol.


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