I’ve had birdhouses on my mind lately. Actually, these plans have been in my mind for a long while and I finally got myself outside and put those plans into action.
I’ve had an old mailbox lying around outside and I knew I was keeping it for something but I just didn’t know what. For the longest time I forbid myself to use it for anything because my son used it in his outside play area for a garage.
But now that he’s grown and in need of a much larger garage I am free to do what I please with the old mailbox. And I think that a little bird family will be very happy with it come spring. Don’t you?
Also, this old teapot has been around a long time. A friend gave it to me as a wedding gift years ago. That friend passed away several years ago and I just can’t seem to part with it. Once it was unusable in the kitchen it became a flower pot. Then the rust made it not very appealing as a flower pot. I don’t think the birds will mind a little rust on their new home this spring. They might even think it adds a little character.
My Captain and Boo helped me get these put up over the weekend. I know it will be awhile before spring gets here, but I wanted them up before spring arrived in hopes that little bird families will find them just perfect and move right in.
I love reusing things so they are not thrown in a dump somewhere wasting away. A what better way to use them than for birdhouses?
What kind of unusual things have you repurposed into a birdhouse? You never know you might give me an idea for something else I have lying around outside that I just can’t seem to part with.