{Bird House} Make-over Story

Today we are making a decorative bird house.

A few weeks ago Quirky Momma highlighted some art projects that I adored, When Play Becomes Art. One of those projects, Sun Hats & Wellies’ Outdoor Heart Sculpture, inspired the design for this make-over.

bird house make over beforeLet’s make-over a bird house!

I love this bird house {and so do the birds in my backyard}.   It was a gift from another family a few Christmases ago.   Their kids, age 8 at the time, made them for the family to give away.   The bird house has has hung in the trees at the end of our driveway since that time.

It is made of simply constructed wood and is the perfect base for some additional decoration.

The birds aren’t complaining, but I thought it would be fun to do a spring make-over of their house.

Rhett, my 6 year old, helped me find some straight sticks and we cut them with clippers into smaller lengths.

bird house make-over sticksWe found the straightest, easiest to use were the fresh willow branches.

I used a glue gun and glued the sticks onto the side of the house per the directions of my 6 year old designer.

bird house make-overMy glue gun gets too hot for him to use himself, but he was definitely in charge of which sticks should go which direction.

He was the one that came up with the diagonal modern design near the birds’ front door.

We continued to search for sticks, cut them to size and glue them into place until we had our finished bird house.

bird house make-over afterI hung it back up and can’t wait to see the birds move back in this spring.

They won’t recognize the place!

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Quirky Momma is part of the Lowes Creative Network.   As part of our participation, we receive gift cards to cover building expenses.   It was Lowes that inspired this decorative bird house.   You can get inspired too by visiting the Lowes Creative Blog or visiting their very active FB page!

10 Comments

  1. Oooh that looks so cute! Great way to decorate a bird house. Lovely indeed!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  2. Very well written post. It will be helpful to anyone who usess it,
    including myself. Keep up the good work – can’r wait to read more posts.

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