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Small Decorative Birds

I am SO EXCITED to share these small decorative birds with you because they are SO SIMPLE to make and it’s so easy to customize them as well!

When I was crafting this pair of decor birds, I went with a very neutral mindset. I wanted them to accent my home decor, but blend with the style I already have.

For that reason, I used white, black and grey paint. However, if you wanted a more spring feel or bold style, you can use ANY other color you want!

These decorative birds just require a light sanding, a small bit of glue, and a quick coat of paint to be added into your home decor.

That’s the beauty of DIY’ing your own home decor, especially using laser cut craft kits like the pair of decor birds kit that I used for this!


Small Decorative Birds

How to make Small Decorative Birds

The first step of making any of my kits is to sand each piece. When we cut them on our laser machines, it can leave a layer of residue that, in my opinion, interferes with crafting with them.

Once they’re all sanded, I went ahead and assembled each of the small birds, except for their wings. Use either Gorilla Super Glue or E6000 to do this.

Small Decorative Birds

Make sure the glue is dry and the pieces are secured together, then get your paint ready. I mixed a small bit of white with a darker grey to tone it down just a bit.

I used a foam sponge to apply the mixture to both sides of each of my decor birds. Then, I used a clean paintbrush to swipe a small bit of just the grey paint onto the birds to add dimension/detail.

Small Decorative Birds

Next, I used a clean foam sponge to dab white paint onto both sides of the birds. I used a gift card to lightly scrape the paint off the birds and create a simple distressed/aged effect.

Small Decorative Birds

Bring it all together

Once all the sides were finished and the paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded the edges on each side.

Small Decorative Birds

Then, I mixed a bit of black paint and water and applied to to the edges where I just sanded. This adds to the aged/farmhouse feel of these small decorative birds!

Lastly, repeat the painting steps on the wings and glue them onto the birds once they’re completely dry! What do you think??

Small Decorative Birds

I hope you enjoyed these Small Decorative Birds as much as I did and decide to make them for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!

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Small Decorative Birds

Watch the DIY tutorial

I shared how to make these super adorable Small Decorative Birds during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial video on Facebook!

For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.

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  • Pair of Decor Birds Kit
  • Paint of choice
    • DecoArt White Acrylic Paint
    • DecoArt Grey Acrylic Paint
    • Gorilla Super Glue / E6000
    • DecoArt Black Acrylic Paint
  • Old Gift Card/Credit Card
  • Foam Sponges
  • Paint brush
Small Decorative Birds

If you loved this DIY you might also like this DIY topiary! 

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber

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