Stars & Stripes Birdhouse

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the birdhouse.
  3. With ½” masking tape, create stripes on the roof of the birdhouse.
  4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the roof area.  Remove the tape before the last coat dries.
  5. On the main body of the bird house, wet the glaze in sections with a little water then place in the paper star (¾” inch), arranging the stars in vertical rows or in a random pattern.
  6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-12 Moody Blue over the stars.
  7. Remove the paper stars after the third coat.
  8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1290 8″ Birdhouse


  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Additional Materials

  • Pencil
  • ¾” Star Paper Punch
  • Plain Paper