Summer Bird Box Beach Hut Craft Idea

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Try this fresh new birdhouse craft idea and bring the beach inside!

Birdhouse beach huts can be a colourful addition to any room, a great beach party favour or craft activity.

We were inspired by a photograph of Bournemouth promenade, taken by a member of staff, and decorated our bird box beach huts in blue, purple and pink acrylic paint.

This idea is suitable for everyone, adults and children will be delighted by these miniature hut designs.

Decorating birdhouses is a great way to use up leftover craft materials from your craft box, and can be as simple or detailed as you like.

This craft idea would be a great family crafting activity or a way to keep kids busy and engaged during school holidays.

They are designed for indoor display, however they could be used in the garden as long as the sun is shining, but make sure you bring them inside before any rain!

Display your bird box beach huts together to recreate memories of your favourite beach destination!

Take a look at the How To tab or use the photos as inspiration, and create your own beach hut bird boxes.

Find our great range of birdhouse supplies here: Bird Box

Be inspired by our Blog here: littlecraftybugs Blog

For more craft ideas for adults and kids:

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- Crafty Bird Box Ideas & Inspiration

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How to Make It

We used : Single Paper Mache Birdhouse or Bird Box 10.5x8.5x6cm

Preparation: 

  1. Use white acrylic paint to apply a base coat to your wooden or paper mache birdhouse. Leave to dry.
  2. Apply colour to the bird house using acrylic paint. You may need more than one coat but always leave to dry between applications. Pick colours that suit your theme.
  3. When dry, use glitter card to cover the roof of the bird box, remember to make a hole in the centre for the hanging string to pass through. You can use PVA, silicone glue or double sided tape.
You now have your birdhouse beach hut! We added a few more details.
  1.  To make a life buoy around the bird box entrance, cut a ring of contrasting paper or card and stick it in place.
  2.  To make the roof ridges cut small card rectangles, you can paint them in a complementary colour or use coloured card. Glue them to the edges of the roof at the front and back.
  3. Add a wooden door to the back of the bird box using small wooden lolly sticks. Leave them natural or apply a layer of acrylic paint. Glue them on using silicone glue or a glue gun. Add a bead as a door knob as a final touch.

Choose where to display your birdhouse beach huts and enjoy!

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