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Christmas Decor – Holiday Birdhouse

This year is flying by and I can't believe we are already making Christmas decor!  Unbelievable right?  Chrissy here with one of my favorite types of projects to do, a birdhouse.  In keeping with the season, this birdhouse is all about Christmas.



Christmas Decor - Holiday Birdhouse



For the roof trim, I used a running stitch down the center of some red chevron twill.  I bunched the ribbon along the thread to create a nice ruffle that looks like a  garland.  The Christmas light trim is simply glued down using some Helmar 450 glue.



I wanted to add a little bit more of a wintery look to it.  I cut small segments of the pearlized bead trim because I think it looks a lot like shimmery icicles.



I repainted and glittered up a Tim Holtz "Bingo" number and made a road sign using some more Authentique.  My snowman needed some snazzin' up so a little bit of glitter dressed him up right.

Christmas Decor - Holiday Birdhouse





The steeple has the same types of trim and an added Echo Park sticker to finish it all off.  To give it a more finished look, I covered the roof with woodgrain paper from DCWV and added some DecoArt SnowTex.



Christmas Decor - Holiday Birdhouse

Thanks for taking a look!





By Christina Colón





Partners In Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Helmar 450 Adhesive
  • DecoArt SnowTex
  • Golden Gesso
  • Retro Art Cafe Christmas Lights trim
  • Martha Stewart Punch
  • Martha Stewart Glitter
  • Tim Holtz Bingo Numbers


  1. TracyM #6773

    three words …
    WOW WOW WOW!!!

  2. SuZeQ

    How sweet is this????????? Love everything about it – especially the “icicles” … perfection.

  3. marylouh

    this is really cute. I have a birdhouse I got on sale at Michael’s last summer. I haven’t figured out how to finish it off. Now I have a good idea for decorating it so I can put it on display. thanks.

  4. Virginia Fynes

    THis is TOO cute! Love all the trim!

  5. Denise Key

    This so beautiful! I wish I was that crafty.


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