Wood Art Challenge – Birdhouse Collage

I was invited to take part in a Wood Art Challenge with some of the biggest names in DIY blogging and I am psyched!  This morning will be the first time seeing what the other influencers have come up with so I’m just as excited to check out everyone’s creativity as you are!

If you DIY anything, then you will end up with scrap pieces.  Scrap fabric, paper, and in my case wood.

A LOT of scrap wood.

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Problem is I’m too cheap to throw any of it out.  I always think there will be a point where I will need it for something or another and so I’ve amassed a large garbage pail full of bits that are too small to do much with…

unless you are participating in a Wood Art Challenge!

I will not profess to being any sort of artist, so coming up with a square project that could be considered “art” was difficult.  I decided that I wanted a shot of Spring (since it’s taking so long to arrive) and I began building birdhouses.

Several birdhouses.

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Then I squeezed them into a square frame and made more birdhouses to fill in the gaps between the birdhouses.

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These won’t actually house any birds.  We have two cats, so enticing birds into our yard would be the equivalent of a salad bar.  These houses are bottomless just to be safe.

I grabbed 6 tester pots of colour in a bright, Spring palette:

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is different from the second coat so that when lightly sanded you could see the other colour underneath.

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It gives my Wood Art Challenge piece a bit of a weathered patina, while still being bright and cheerful.

Once all the houses were painted, dry and sanded, I used wood glue to attach each house to a scrap piece of peg board I had leftover in the garage.  The overall size of my piece is 24″ x 24″.

I’m really pleased with how my birdhouse collage turned out, and I’m especially pleased to have used up ¾ of a garbage bin full of scraps for the project!

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As soon as the weather gets a bit warmer, I’ll hang this on my fence to bring some sunshine to my yard.

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The parameters of the challenge – I believe – were to create a square piece of art, made primarily with scrap wood.  For my piece, the only expense was for the tester pots of paint – everything else came from my scrap pile!  (Which is now one-quarter of what it was to begin with – yay!)

These simple birdhouse plans will help get you on your way to creating your own birdhouse collage / wood art piece.

Click over to check out the other amazing DIY bloggers and their submissions for the Wood Art Challenge.

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1) Reality Daydream / 2) 100 Things 2 Do / 3) House Becoming Home / 4) Anika’s DIY Life / 5) My Repurposed Life / 6) 3×3 Custom / 7) One Project Closer / 8) Merrypad / 9) Chatfield Court / 10) Create & Babble / 11) Hazel & Gold / 12) Jen Woodhouse / 13) Sawdust 2 Stitches / 14) Wood Work Life / 15) Remodelaholic / 16)  Evan & Katelyn / 17) Jaime Costigio / 18)  Pneumatic Addict / 19)  Bower Power / 20) Lazy Guy DIY / 21) My Love 2 Create / 22) Addicted 2 DIY / 23) Her ToolBelt / 24) Shades of Blue / 25) Ugly Duckling House / / 27) DIY Huntress / 28) Mr Fix It DIY

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2018-06-18T13:38:25+00:00April 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|36 Comments

36 Comments

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  6. Sheri April 24, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I’m amazed by this! Your projects are always so creative and inspiring!

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  9. Bethany Sy April 24, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I’m so obsessed with this! So quirky and whimsical! <3

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca April 26, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

      That’s me – quirky and whimsical. lol Beth, thank you so much for creating this round-up and for allowing me to participate. It was such a thrill to join in with so many of my DIY idols. XO

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  11. JenWoodhouse.com April 24, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    So creative, Shelly! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun. Your wood wall art makes me happy. 🙂

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  15. gail April 24, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Wow! What a fabulous (and colorful) way to use up all those scraps we collect! I love the creativity of this project.

    awesome job!

    pinning!

    gail

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca April 26, 2018 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I think the guy at the paint store nailed it with this palette (even if he was pissed at making so many tester pots) lol

  16. Katie April 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Such a cool design and great use of scraps!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca April 26, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      If only I didn’t have cats, it would be a great project for the environment (or birds anyways). lol Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  17. Jeanie April 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    This is so cute! Perfect garden art – pinned!

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  19. Sam @ DIY Huntress April 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    This is so unique and so colorful! It makes me so happy!

  20. Mindi April 24, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    This is just super creative and fun!!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca April 26, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Thank you so much – I was worried that birdhouses wouldn’t be considered artsy, so I’m pleased that you like it!

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  24. Anika April 25, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I love how whimsical and colorful it is!! So happy!

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