Saturday, March 16, 2013

Birdhouse Creation

The weather was so nice today, we just had to get out. Every time we go for a walk, my son gathers and collects everything in sight. Today he focused on collecting sticks.

Normally a day or 2 after our walk we decide on a craft and start creating. Today was such a good day that I decided we would create something after the baby went to bed but before his bedtime. We have had a birdhouse out back that my husband and son made a few months ago (but you can get a similar, already made one at Wal-Mart in the craft section) and we never got around to painting it.

We decided to make it a birdhouse creation that the birds will fight over!

We had sticks and pine needles galore and a hot glue gun (upon suggestion from my friend at The Happier Homemaker who said I need to always have glue in stock!).

My son broke the sticks into manageable pieces, and unfortunately learned a little lesson on termites while he was at it!

We glued sticks up the sides and glued pine needles on the roof.


We glued more sticks on the front and my son picked buttons to add to it and told me where to put them to 'invite' the birds to the house!  He also kept reassuring the birds who were talking outside that they would have their house soon.



19 comments:

  1. I just pinned this . . . love it! My son and I enjoy nature walks, and he's really into birds and bird houses. We may have to do this sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks for looking, hope you have fun!

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  2. I love this! What a beautiful way to decorate a birdhouse! Pinning it to my nature study Pinterest board.

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    1. Thanks for Pinning and looking! It was really fun to do.

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  3. Aww so fun! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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    1. Thanks for having me and checking it out

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  4. Cute birdhouse! I love that there are buttons on it!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-23.html

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    1. Thanks! My son just had to put buttons on it or it wouldn't of been complete!

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  5. Visiting from Tuesday Tots. I absolutely love this! I've wanted to decorate a bird house with my son and he too collects things outside. This would be just the thing for us to do together. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy doing it. I know we did! I actually think I might have had more fun than my son!

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  6. Love the organic look of your birdhouse! I'm sure you will have a resident as soon as the weather permits! Came hopping over from Setting for Four Party!

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    1. Thanks for coming! I hope to have a birdhouse resident soon, my son will be thrilled

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  7. I love this. I have always wanted to discover something useful for all the pine needles I have in my yard.

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    1. I know what you mean! Pine needles are everywhere and they are hard to find a use for. I remember a friend of mine would use them in place of mulch to keep the weeds away. It seemed to work pretty well.

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  8. So pretty - love all the embellishments you added to create this cheery spring decor! Thanks for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired Linky Party!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out. It was very fun and as soon as the weather gets nice enough, we hope to have a resident!

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  9. That's so creative. It looks very pretty, too. I have a few birdhouse mansions I bought from http://www.worldtohome.com/architectural-birdhouse-mansions.aspx. But I really like this one. I will try to make it myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love it! Thanks for sharing on our FB page. Penny @ SistersRaisingSisters.com

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