DIY Embellished Dollar Bird House Ornaments

My mama came over this past weekend, and BOY’ did we have fun. We talked, and did some cheap fun shopping at JoAnn’s and Big Lots. JoAnn’s had some super cute birdhouse ornaments, but they were $8.99 up to $14.99 and not on sale. I was having a fit over some of them, and really wanting them. Then my ma said we can make some.. and make them even CUTER!… I SAID OH’ HECK’ YA, we can, LETS DO IT! 

So we picked out “3” $1.00 dollar un-finished birdhouses and a couple clearance twigs, and berries to help embellish them. The paint and other items we needed or used I had at home. My mom and I had lunch, visited some more and then headed back to my place to get crafting. DID I say I LOVE MY MOM! I do, soooo much. GOOD TIMES!

OK’ so here are the AFTER pictures of our 
Bird House Ornaments. 
I apologize we got right to work and I didn’t take any before’s, but just imagine 
plain un-finished boring wood
every bird I think would line up to move in-HA!

I love them. 

These are now on my tree.

I think next year..

I am going to do more

bird houses

white bulbs


and lots of 

branches stuck in the tree.


Thanks for stopping in.
Hugs, jen

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  1. Your bird house ornaments are beautiful!! You did a fantastic job!

  2. Love these so much!

  3. Those are super cute. Glad to hear you had a fab day with your Mom.

  4. I love this project Jennie! So gorgeous and how nice you got to spend time with your Mom too! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  5. Wow, these are breath-taking! What gorgeous gifts these would make! I NEED to do this!

  6. Beautiful! I’m pinning these to my bird house pin board!

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  7. Sooo cute! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Love these! I’m with you – seriously thinking of doing a more rustic/nature themed tree next year. I’ve already got the birds this year!

    ~Steph xo

  9. How nice to spend the day with your mom! What beauties you two have created. Cheers.

  10. What an adorable idea! Oh, how I wish you could share a step by step “how-to” for those of us craft-challenged! Did you spray the bird houses with glitter paint or did you paint them by hand then brush on glitter?

    • jencraftomaniac. says:

      I used acrylic paints and then glitter glue and some glitter acrylic paints too. Then simply hot glue on some favorite things. Its really pretty easy. Hugs, jen

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