Welcome to the Heidi Swapp adn Xyron Blog Hop! All week long our teams have swapped product and challenged each other to create Christmas cheer and papercrafting inspiration. Today, I created an altered Christmas birdhouse in two styles, perfect for display on the mantle for the holidays.

Xyron-Heidi-Swapp-Holiday-Christmas-Birdhouses-jennifer-priest4 Each altered Christmas birdhouse is covered with Heidi Swapp's “Believe” Paper Collection, applied using Xyron's line of Sticker Makers. I love using Xyron for “faux decoupage” because the feel of the paper is preserved–it doesn't have a sticky or brush stroked finish like traditional decoupage. Since these are staying inside, there's no need to seal them against the elements using decoupage medium. And because there is no drying time when using a Xyron Sticker Maker to apply paper to these wood and paper mache houses, this projects goes together lickety split! Here's how I created these houses:

Disclosure: I was provided product from Xyron, Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Clearsnap, and Maya Road for this project. This has in no way influenced my opinions about the products as covered in this blog post. The product links below may be affiliate links.


I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Head back to the Ain’t She Crafty Blog to continue on the hop and don’t forget to check back every day through the middle of December for more inspiring projects with Xyron!


Thanks for stopping by!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Altered Christmas Birdhouses – Heidi Swapp + Xyron Blog Hop!

  1. Great job on these
    birdhouses. This
    paper line looks
    really pretty.
    Carla from Utah

    Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:05 am
  2. Got my first order from Prima Bead. I took advantage of their cyber Monday sale-WOW! Could not afford the big bundle but I got several things I thought I could work with.They said their was a free gift with every order-I got a gift for every line item and it was good stuff.I was blown away!
    Love your birdhouses and pinned. I’ve been in a terrible funk and they made me smile-enough so I’m going to give one a try. Thank you for all your inspiration and the help you’ve given me!

    Posted on December 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm