Rustic Wooden Bug House
This delightful wooden rustic wooden bug house with ladybird design is perfect for those who love their garden. Not only their garden but also all the lovely little creatures living within it.
Firstly, these rustic wooden bug houses are made of plywood then painted in outdoor acrylic paint. Outdoor paint is thinner than indoor acrylic and more weather resistant. The ladybird images have been added to this bug house using the decoupage technique.
Decoupage is a technique using napkins or ricepaper and applying just the top layer of the napkin on to the surface of the object. As a result making it look like the picture has been painted on. I always use a very thin professional grade exterior varnish opposed to PVA to apply the napkin. This way it becomes fully watertight. Lastly two coats of exterior grade varnish are applied.
Due to so many different napkins and ricepapers on the market now the possibilities of turning ordinary plain items into something beautiful are endless.
Bamboo canes have been inserted into the rustic wooden bug house to create individual houses and nests for your garden bugs. There are several small entry holes for the bugs to gain access into the larger pod at the bottom which has dried twigs at the bottom. his will create an ideal sleeping/nesting area. So you can see what is happening in your rustic bug house there is an acrylic viewing window which is 3cm wide. Finally, this bug house has two hooks in top and twine for hanging.
Height wooden bug house (internal) W 11cm x D 7cm x H 12cm external with overhangs W 14cm x D 10 cm x 13.5 cm
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