Showing posts with label bird house. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bird house. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ETCETERAS: For the Birds {12 Unique DIY Birdhouses}

12 Unique Birdhouse Ideas via homework | carolynshomework.comNow that fall is here we don’t typically think about birdhouses. Birdhouses are fun to have in the spring when birds will be nesting and raising cute little baby birds. But as the weather cools, our little feathered friends can use a nice shelter for roosting. Here are twelve fun and unique birdhouse ideas that will keep birds warm and happy through the cold fall and winter months.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Etceteras: pasta box birdhouse

Pasta is a popular dinner choice in our house and the pasta boxes are perfect for crafting since they have a built in windows.

There are lots of things you can make with these boxes. I thought birdhouses would be fun.

Here’s how you can make these birdhouses.
  • Open up the bottom and top of the box.
  • Lay the box flat and cut off part of the bottom and top of the box. Keep these pieces to make the roof.
  • Cut out the “A” frame part of the roof and secure to the sides of the house with tape.
  • Cut out the roof and secure with tape.
  • Cover your box with paper.
  • Add birds to the inside so they’re peeking through the window 
This project can also be modified for a child’s craft. Use whole sheets of paper instead of shingles or paint the box with craft paint. 

 Pasta box birdhouses – a great excuse to eat more pasta.

This project is linked at the following:

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden  Passionately Artistic The Trendy Treehouse

And other link parties that I participate can be found here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Etceteras: haunted birdhouse

It’s finally here. All the little ghosts, goblins and witches will be out and about this weekend getting enough candy to last a year. And I’m ready for them.

For my last Halloween post of this year, I made a birdhouse.

I found this unfinished wood birdhouse in the dollar bin at the craft store. I really had plans to paint it in bright colors, decorate it and enjoy a pretty birdhouse. But the Halloween obsession got the best of me…

My birdhouse has become haunted.

I spray painted the wood in a metallic black and used dead leaves on the roof.

A little Spanish moss and more dead foliage and no bird would dare enter this house.

Happy Halloween to all.