DIY Bird House-Classic Bird house
Summer time friends!!! Can you believe it’s just about here? After the beautiful weekend we had, I am feeling it! We even did a little Summer project that (as all of our projects) had it’s ups and downs. It was something that I had been wanting to make for a while so thankful for the amazing hubby I have that took the time to help me with this one. We created our very own DIY bird house. Now, I could of just bought a bird house and not taken half of Sunday to make this, but of course my taste was leading me to $500 bird homes that just wasn’t something I was willing to drop that amount of money on. I really wanted something that looked timeless, and large, and have a copper roof! You know we have a ton of projects still to get done here and somehow we made time to squeeze a bird house in -haha-. Anyway I think it’s a great way to kick off the good weather and it truly has this traditional look of a bird house (or bird hotel my husband is calling it). I love the look and I think it’s definitely an easy level DIY. Thanks to Krista at the Happy Housie, who is hosting this awesome Summer Blog Hop, you can check out more Summer projects to get you started on your Summer home. Just see links below!
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1/4″ round (wood trim)
1.5″ drill bit
Wood glue/liquid nails
We cut the wood pieces for bird house frame.
Assembled the bird house using liquid nails and nail gun
Added Bird holes to front of house using the drill bit.The wood is a bit thin so this did not go as smooth as we had hoped. I would possibly use a thicker wood for front so this process is easier.
Add 1/4″ round molding to the front for dimension. You could also add something a little bigger for the bird to perch on. Hubby did the buying of supplies or else I probably would of found a thicker molding so I know the birds could use.
Add wood dowel inside create holes on the sides of the bird frame to create rest place for dowel.
Apply sheet metal roof to top using flat head nails.
Paint roof copper and bird house base white.
(We have not done this part yet) Add dowel to bottom for support or add hook to roof to hang in tree. So, I’ma little undecided here, what we should do with the house now that it’s finished. I’ll probably fill you all in on instagram, on what we decide.
And, today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer DIY Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series…
Just click on the links below the images to be taken to their posts and see what they’re sharing today. I’m blown away by all the awesome summer DIY ideas!
5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hit Wall at The Happy Housie
Anthro Octopus Knockoff at Craftberry Bush
Summer Activities Tree at The Handmade Home
Easy Ways to Bring Colour Into Your Home for Summer at Tatertots and Jello
Rustic Birdhouse Garden DIY Decor from the Dollar Store at The DIY Mommy
DIY Shell Planter Tutorial at Zevy Joy
Painted Wood Jewelry Dish at Paint Me Pink
DIY Beach Art on a Canvas at Shabbyfufu
DIY Concrete Vase at Place of My Taste
How to Dress Up Your Walls For Summer at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Liberty Burlap Party Banner at She Gave it A Go
Campfire S’Mores Gift Basket Idea at Modern Glam
How to Paint a Concrete Patio at The Turquoise Home
DIY Hanging Garden Trellis at A Pretty Life
DIY Coastal Window Box at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Rainbow Book Art at Life is a Party
DIY Tabletop Marshmallow Roaster at Sincerely, Marie Designs
How to Make a Sign the Easy Way at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Bird House at Seeking Lavender Lane
Simple Botanical Watercolour at Lemon Thistle
DIY S’mores Bar at Clean & Scentsible