Recycled Birdhouse Ideas | ThriftyFun

Recycled Birdhouse Ideas | ThriftyFun

Recycled Birdhouse Ideas | ThriftyFun

My husband is on social security and unable to work. He has taken up bird watching, and would like to know an inexpensive way to build bird houses, not necessarily of wood.

You can do a lot of things in a birdhouse, as long as you have drainage holes, a hole for them to enter and can be hung or fastened to a wall. I have seen cowboy boots, an old purse, a teapot hung from its bottom, it was on its side with the cover tilted over the top opening and glued, plastic containers (milk jugs, juice bottles, takeout containers) embellished and then painted I've seen a trailer made from a takeout container), dried gourds, coffee cans (shade), PVC pipe ... the list goes on. Some good tips to remember when choosing materials:

Does it contain toxic material that could harm the birds? Will the material deteriorate quickly (like a cardboard)? * Does it have sharp edges? * Will it get too hot inside (like cans which should only be used in the shade)? * Once together, will you be able to clean it out?

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