Bird House Table Lamp – Mixed Media Decor

Hello friends,

Hope all are doing great. DT Vaishali on the blog today and I am super excited to share my creation – Bird House Table Lamp with you all.

I had great fun working with mixed media products from the store in this project. I have a video tutorial explaining the detailed process that  I completely enjoyed….It also  explains effects and uses of different mixed media mediums.

Click here to see it! Link

Recently, Itsy Bitsy  added wonderful wooden bases from AC Moore and they are a treat for a crafter like me who loves altering objects and make utility products. So, this time it was altering the pinewood bird house to make a table lamp.  Wanted to give the house a rustic look. The wonderful  mixed media mediums worked great to get the desired effect. 

Colouring done with colour wash and dry brushing technique.  I have used different Chalk Paint colours to do so, maintaining the colour scheme as grey, yellow, blue and green.

I wanted to add more dimension and depth to the house ….create more space for the birds to perch. Because…more the merrier!!! To do so, I have used  some general craft supplies. Cut them to desired size and adhered them to the bird house, using Little Birdie heavy gel mediummatte. Created a balanced composition with the elements.

Used Fiber Paste, for rustic effect and highlighted the fibers with Tinted Metallic Paint .

Used Embossing Texture Paste,  to add further textures and create oneness.


Crackle Paste cannot be missed when it comes to creating old, rustic look !!! Used it at various places.

Dimensional  Decoupage done using Deco Magic Decoupage Glue, to make the chirping birds …..

Embellishing done with handmade beautiful paper flowers, pre-primed chipboard shapes, sisal fiber and mini wooden slices from the store.


Do check the video tutorial for the detailed step wise procedure and  let me know how you liked my play with wonderful mixed media products from Little Birdie- Itsy Bitsy’s home brand.  I loved using them to create this home decor bird house table lamp. The lamp enhances the table space and brings in warmth and cheer to my home.

Hope you liked it. Happy crafting….

Create, Express, Enjoy !!!

Vaishali Khandwala.

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  1. You always make amazing projects. This is beautiful. And thank you so much for sharing video tutorial.

  2. This is a fantastic project it so much. I really enjoyed reading the tutorial.

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