These sweet little DIY love birds just make me smile! Give these unfinished Darice wood birds a pretty look when you decorate them with milk paint and doily inspired textiles. This piece will add lovely charm to your home or would be perfect for wedding or bridal shower decor.
- Darice Standing Bird Wood Figurine
- Darice Funky Heart Wood Shape
- Darice Doily Frame Craft Die
- Folk Art Milk Paint (Pink, Jade, Light Green, Yellow)
- Fabric (Canvas and Lace)
Step 1. Paint the body of your DIY love birds in your desired colors. 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.
Step 3. 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 DIY love birds.
Step 4. Adhere 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.
The heart isn’t firmly attached, so be careful when moving this decoration. I placed a piece of cardboard under both birds to move the piece. Both sides are painted, so the design is reversible. This would make an adorable piece of table decor for a bridal shower, or even an cute, unconventional cake topper for a wedding! Have fun crafting and creating this pair of DIY love birds!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.