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)

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


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