DIY Winter Decoration with Kaisercraft Wood Shapes

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

This is a quick and inexpensive project that you can create for your home or to give as a gorgeous handmade gift. Once winter is over and you transition to spring, simply switch the evergreens and berries with some flowers. Now you have created an "all purpose" decoration perfect for any season or holiday.

The MDF craftwood shapes from Kaisercraft are very easy to use and do not need surface preparation.

Here is a photo of the unfinished bird shape. It stands 6 inches x 5 inches x .5 inches.

The supplies you will need

Kaisercraft MDF Craftwood Standing Shape

Zutter Bow-It-All

Red Acrylic Paint

Foam Brush or Paint Brush

Gold Ribbon

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Floral Pick and Berries

Quick and Easy Steps

Paint the bird form with red paint. I used a foam brush but a paint brush works well too.

Ink the edges with brown to darken and distress the red on the bird. This tones down the brightness and adds a little vintage charm.

Add a bow. I used the Zutter Bow-It-All, which helps create a perfect bow every time.

Add a small decorative floral pick with greens and berries. I actually tied the berry pick onto the wooden bird legs using clear fishing line. Wire or twine can be used as well since you will not see the twine or wire once it is buried between the floral berry pick.

You can enjoy it so many ways; set on a mantel, perch on a sofa table, place in a window, hang on a door.