How to Make Bark Birdhouses


You can build a bark birdhouse with very little time and effort and
for very little expense. All you need is a glue gun, some inexpensive
materials and some birch bark, which you can buy from a florist or
harvest yourself for free.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
32-oz. can
2 sheets birch bark
Sharp kitchen shears
2
large rubber bands
2 clothespins
Hot glue gun
Awl or hole
punch
24 very small twigs, 6 inches long
24-inch cord or
twine
Screwdriver
1 long, narrow grapevine (optional)
class="error">Lay the birch bark on a flat surface and use the can as
a guide to trace two circles on the edge of one sheet of bark. Cut out
the two circ
Decorative birdhouses are lovely additions to any landscape, but they
are especially useful if you turn them into ambient lighting for your
property. To make outside lights out of birdhouses, always select
lights that are rated for outdoor use. Twinkle strand lights or even
single-light fixtures with low-watt bulbs will work to light up your
decorative birdhouses. Look for unfinished wooden birdhouses at craft
stores and finished designs at home improvement and design
stores.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
Decorative wooden birdhouse
Screwdriver
Outside string
lights
Measuring tape
Pen
Drill
3/8-inch diameter drill
bit
1-inch diameter
Home & Garden
Adding a birdhouse to your property is a great way to encourage birds
to visit. Finding a birdhouse is simple. Visit your local garden
supply store or home improvement store and you will find at least a
dozen styles to choose from, most of them wooden and traditional.
However, if you want something that is different from what you find in
the stores, you can make your own at home.Difficulty:Moderately
EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Kettle gourd
Metal pot
scrubber
Hole saw drill attachment
Drill
Metal spoon
Drill
bit
Fishing line
Metal coffee can
Plastic coffee can
lid
Utility knife
2 eye screws
Twine
class="error">GourdRinse a kettle gourd
Home & Garden
Birdhouses are popular additions to backyards because they give
homeowners the opportunity to watch birds up close. There are many
birdhouses available to purchase commercially, but a homemade
birdhouse can be much more expressive and fun. Birdhouses can be made
out of many found objects, making the process fun for the whole
family. Milk Carton BirdhouseWash and dry a half-gallon cardboard
milk carton, and staple the top shut. Cut a 2-inch hole in the side of
the carton, about 3 inches from the bottom, to allow birds to enter.
Poke a smaller hole below the main hole just large enough to slide in
a 1/4-inch wooden dowel to act as a perch. Glue the perch in place
with a hot glue gun, and pa
Home & Garden
You can build birdhouses from hundreds of items and in hundreds of
forms and shapes. You may use materials such as lumber, landscape
timbers, plastic, gourds and even used coffee cans. You can even
transform recycled items into eco-friendly, efficient and
one-of-a-kind birdhouses for the various feathered species residing on
your property. Regardless of the materials used for construction, you
can even transform a run-of-the-mill birdhouse into a truly unique
piece with a special paint job or mural.Difficulty:Moderately
EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Tailor's tape
measure
Water
Bleach
Sponge
Paint
Paintbrushes
Sticker
(optional)
Decals (optional)
Clear
Home & Garden
Decorative birdhouses add a whimsical touch to your landscape as well
as offer shelter to wild birds. Paint or create with mosaics a stained
glass window on each side of a church birdhouse or add shingles or
copper to the roof of a simple wooden house for birds. Paint
decorative birdhouses with flowers or vines and stand them on a
painted post in your garden. It's easy to make decorative birdhouses
with a few supplies from your local craft store. You can find a
variety of birdhouses ready to decorate, along with materials to fuel
your creativity.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
Birdhouse
Exterior craft paint
Sealer
Art
brushes
Stencils, templates and Stamp
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Making small bird houses can be a job that you enjoy working on with
your kids. These projects are simple, and your children will have fun
seeing birds move into the houses they helped make. This can be a good
weekend project; you can make several small birdhouses in just a few
hours.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Hammer
Handsaw
Screwdriver
Drill
Carpenter's
square
Tape measure
Paintbrush
Waterproof glue
Coping
saw
1 6 ½-by-¼ inch wooden dowel
1 piece 2-feet-by-4
feet-by ½ inch exterior plywood
1 inch galvanized brads
6
¾-inch, hot-dipped galvanized screws

How to
Make Small BirdhousesCu

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Bird fanciers are smart in choosing natural gourds for birdhouses.
Gourds provide an eco-friendly, inviting and protective nesting
destination for many types of birds. A gourd birdhouse that will last
for many years and offer you endless hours of bird-watching
pleasure.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Kettle
gourd
Wire or raffia for hanger
Drill and
bit
Sandpaper
Bleach
Oil-based primer
Oil-based
paint

Select a gourd with a nice long neck for
your birdhouse that is approximately 8 to 14 inches in diameter at the
base. Make sure the walls of the gourd are approximately 1/4 inch
thick so that it doesn't get too warm inside when t

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