Decorate a Fence With Birdhouses
Paint a collection of decorative birdhouses to bring charm to a fence.
- various sized wood birdhouses
- multiple colors of acrylic paints
- clear protective polyurethane
- spray paint
- screw hooks
- screw eyes
- picture hanging wire
- picture hangers
- drop cloth
Place Birdhouses on Drop Cloth
Using a variety of styles and shapes will increase the visual impact of the collection.
Apply a layer of primer to birdhouses. Let dry approximately one hour.
Paint with multiple colors of acrylic paint. Using one color at a time, paint sections of each house (Image 1). Repeat process with next color. Let dry approximately one hour (Image 2).
Tip: Paint bottom of houses; they will be seen from below.
Apply Protective Finish
Spray birdhouses with clear polyurethane and allow to dry.
Attach Hardware to Birdhouses
If birdhouses don't have rope loops on the back, attach two screw eyes and thread picture wire between eyes.
Nail Hardware to Fence
Nail picture hangers to fence. Hang birdhouses that have screw eyes and picture-wire loops.
Birdhouses that have rope loops on the back can be hung with screw hooks. Spray-paint screw hooks a decorative color.
Twist Hooks into Fence
Twist painted screw hooks into fence. Hang birdhouses that have rope loops.
Tip: Place birdhouses about one foot apart at various heights.