Learn how to make this love bird decor DIY to decorate with.
These sweet little love birds just make me smile! Give these unfinished Darice wood birds a pretty, rustic look when you use milk paint and doily inspired textiles. This piece of decor will add lovely charm to your home.
Love Bird Decor DIY Supplies
- Darice Wood Table Top Bird
- Darice Funky Heart Shape
- Darice Doily Die
- Folk Art Milk Paint (Pink, Jade, Light Green, Yellow)
- Fabric (Canvas and lace)
Note: Darice was shut down by Michael’s and it is getting harder to find their products. My friends on Etsy have been able to create a similar version of these wood birds.
Step one: Paint the body of the bird with the desired color. 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. Once the paint on the bird has dried, paint the legs, beak, and the base of the stand as desired.
Step two: Paint the front and back of the wood heart red.
Step three: 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 bird.
Step four: Attach 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.
Step five: Arrange the birds so they are facing each other, and glue the heart between their beaks. I used a dab of wood glue and let it dry for several hours.
The heart isn’t firmly attached, so 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 love birds!
I originally published this tutorial on the Darice blog as a member of their design team.