Birdhouse recycling a wooden box

how to make a wooden bird house

Have you ever been given a wooden box with wines or cavas? The fact is that I did, and it had been there for a long time and I was sorry to throw it away! Today I found out what I was going to do with her, a little house for the birds. What I don't know very well is whether to leave it on a tree or hang it on a wall… So nothing, I'll show you how I did it while I keep thinking about where it can be better.

wood crafts

Table of Contents


  • Wooden box (or scraps of wood)
  • Sierra
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Taladro
  • Wooden or plastic rod
  • Painting
  • Brush

Our Process

Crafts for the garden

  1. First is cut the box in half. One of them, the one that is shorter, is the one that we are going to use as a casing and base to mount.
  2. Of the second, we take the bottom part and the front part. That is, what is between the two parallel sides.

Birdhouse with recycled materials

  1. We make two holes in the front part. A large one for the birds and a small one where to place the rod. You don't need the very large hole. I did it because there are some (whose names I don't know) who sometimes come here, who I like and are quite big.
  2. In this case, we put the nails to the scraps that we have prepared in the carcass that we had ready.

crafts for animals

  1. I have placed a total of 6 nails on the front and 4 on the side (2 and 2). It's enough.
  2. We give you a first coat of paint. If the hole that we made for the rod is covered, it does not matter, then when placing it, the paint comes out.
  3. Y we give the second layer, we put the rod, and we can let it rest until it dries.

birdhouse in tree, crafts

And as I said, I don't know whether to place it in one place or another. I was going to paint it brown, simulating the tree trunk and for the wood. But I don't know, it gave me that the white was going to give the end more freshness, and in the end I am happy with the result. I hope you liked it. Now it's time to wait for a little bird to see it for sure and decide that it is a good home!

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