BIRDHOUSE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Learn how to make adorable Gingerbread Houses from wooden birdhouses!

 

BIRDHOUSE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

You can find wooden birdhouses at pretty much any craft supply store, and at discount department stores that carry craft supplies. Be sure to check places like WalMart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and even the dollar store.

Birdhouse Gingerbread House

For this project I’m using Testor’s acrylic paints along with their red glitter paint.

For this project I'm using Testor's acrylic paints along with their red glitter paint.

I also used Collage Clay to create the look of snow on the roof.

I also used Collage Clay to create the look of snow on the roof.

As for embellishments, I actually searched all through the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby, picking out things here and there.

Miniature Christmas tree decorations are great for making a birdhouse gingerbread house.

However, where I really found the motherlode of Christmas embellishments was over by the Christmas trees. There’s a big trend right now with kid-sized Christmas trees, so many of the decorations made for those I used for my gingerbread houses.

Non-Edible Gingerbread Houses

NON-EDIBLE GINGERBREAD HOUSES

Important note – nothing on these gingerbread houses is edible! That means you can store these and pull these out year after year so you can enjoy them for many Christmases to come.

Important note - nothing on these gingerbread houses is edible!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A BIRDHOUSE GINGERBREAD HOUSE:

  • Wooden birdhouse
  • 12 wood circles (approximately 1-inch)
  • Small embellishments such as plastic candy, candy canes, gingerbread men, colorful beads or garlands, etc (I found a bunch at Hobby Lobby by the Christmas trees)
  • Paint brushes
  • Collage Clay (white)
  • 5 mini craft sticks
  • Paint Palette
  • White Glitter

Testor’s acrylic paint:

  • Brownie (for the house)
  • White (door)
  • Red Rocket Glitter Burst (door)
  • Paradise
  • Orange
  • Shamrock
  • Sunshine
  • Fuschia
  • Purple
  • Gold Rush Glitter Burst

Other helpful tools:

  • Palette knife
  • Craft knife
  • Battery operated small string of light (optional)
  • Hot Glue Gun

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