Thursday, March 22, 2012
Things to Make Thursday! Twig Birdhouses
It is Spring :) What better time to make a little humble abode for our bird friends! Found this cute craft on www.makingfriends.com
Twig Bird House
Empty, Clean 1/2 Gallon Milk Carton
Black, Brown or Grey Paint
Lots of Twigs
Low Temp Glue Gun or Tacky Glue
String or Fishing Line
Measure and mark 3" from the bottom all around an empty milk carton. Cut into 2 pieces. Saving both the top and the bottom.
Cut a 2" circle in the middle front of the top piece. Cut the bottom piece down to 1" high. Put some glue on all four sides of the bottom piece on the outside. Push the bottom piece into the bottom of the top piece, making a new base for the milk carton. Glue pour spout closed. Paint the outside of the milk carton in a dark color. This will help the spaces you will have between the sticks blend in. Set aside to dry.
Gather lots of thin, straight sticks. Thicker sticks will go faster but you may need a hand saw or pruning shears to cut sticks to size. Thinner sticks, as shown above, can be broken to size.
Poke a hole through the middle of the top ridge. Push string or line through the hole to hang the bird house.
Break or cut sticks to cover the bottom and all sides working around the hole cut in the center front. Glue them into place. Glue a small stick under the hole for a perch.
Cut or brake sticks for the roof. Glue into place. Glue stick to cover the top ridge.