This rustic wooden birdhouse feature is a cute addition to any garden this summer! You can make it with dollar store items and items salvaged from your backyard for an inexpensive craft this season.
I know that a lot of your love quick and cheap DIY decor ideas, and this project is definitely one of those! I really like how this trio of rustic birdhouses on tree branches turned out, and I'm excited to share this simple & adorable tutorial to make these with you today.
This project is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other beautiful summer DIY projects linked at the bottom!
- 3 dollar store wooden birdhouses (I found mine at Dollarama)
- stain & paint (optional)
- tree branches to cut into 3 pieces (my finished cuts were 40", 37" and 34" long)
- miter saw or hand saw
- scrap piece of 2x6 pine/spruce wood
- drill & deck screws
- craft glue
- decorations like raffia ribbon, moss, faux butterflies etc.
- craft glue (I used white glue)
To begin, stain and/or paint your birdhouses if you'd like. I stained mine with Minwax Classic Grey, and then dry brushed them with some green/grey latex paint I had on hand.
Cut the tree branch pieces to 3 different heights. I used a miter saw, but you could also use a hand saw. Mine are about 40", 37" and 34" tall. Attach them to a scrap piece of 2x6 lumber with a drill and deck screws. I staggered mine and screwed them in place from the bottom of the 2x6.
Dig a shallow hole in your garden the size of your 2x6, place the piece in the hole, and cover it up with a thin layer of dirt or mulch.
Attach the birdhouses to the tops of the branches with glue. I used white glue, but Crazy Glue would also work well.
Decorate the bird houses with ribbon, moss, faux butterflies, or anything you wish! I used white glue to tack everything in place.
Enjoy your cute garden feature!
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...
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 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