I used to belong to a few Craft Kit of the Month Clubs back in Washington. I love them because they send you everything you need to try a new craft, and it's really inexpensive - around $16 a month. It's a lot of fun to try new techniques and I've had a lot of success with them but a few have been duds.
I got this one a few years ago. The birdhouse was, thankfully, all assembled. This project was just painting and adding the flower and butterfly rub-ons, and sticking the chimes to the bottom. I remember not having a good time with this, and there wasn't enough paint to really adequately cover the whole surface.
When it came to adhering the chimes to the bottom, I encountered a great deal of trouble. Nothing would work. I finally decided to use Gorilla Glue. That stuff is amazing, it really, truly is a strong adhesive. But for the annoying problem of the foaming up as it dries. I used too much glue, and the foam lifted the chime base right of the bottom of the birdhouse. It was stuck on permanently, but it looked really messed up. I made it worse by trying to paint the foam green like the base.
God this thing looked like shit. I think I donated it to the Goodwill when I was packing to move east.
I was solicited to join the club again, and it looked like they had a lot of new projects, as well as a couple of the old ones. Imagine my dismay when the birdhouse chimes showed up as my first kit. I was disappointed and almost sent it back. But I thought I'd try it again, now that I have an arsenal of better adhesives. So I opened it and guess what? The paint was completely dry. That's OK, I'll just use my own in the same colour palette, but brighter shades. Once I added the dots and squiggles, it really looked 100% better than the first time I did it.
Then I did the rub-ons and glued the pre-painted birdie on the base.
This time I used E6000 to glue the chimes to the bottom. They are centered, it just doesn't look that way in this pic.