Here’s how to make a ukulele birdhouse. I recently bought an unfinished toy ukulele (it doesn’t play well at all, and is toy-sized) and was going to turn it into an earring holder, but decided to dress up my garden instead. Instead of painting or decoupaging, I went with wood burning!

Supplies:

– 1 unfinished toy ukulele

– Woodburner

– Sandpaper

– Juicy Markers

– Pencil and eraser

Supplies

Supplies

Cut off the strings. Sketch your design with a pencil.

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Ready to burn!

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Heat up your tool – make sure to read the manufacturer directions! It will smoke a bit, so use a paper mask if it bothers you.

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If your tool get gunked up, swipe it on the sandpaper.

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After you’re done woodburning, erase all the visible pencil lines.

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Nice and clear, ready for color. It’s up to you if you want to leave it like this or add color.

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I wanted a stain-type of look, so I used Tulip Fabric Markers.

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Seal your birdhouse with a coat of Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage.

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Love & light,


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