Thursday, April 22, 2010
Since today is Earth Day I decided to make a much needed Birdhouse for my backyard. I love to hear the birds chirp outside and see the beauty of each one. This project was cheap and easy. I found the plastic plate(.75) & tray(1.00) at Desseret Industries. Great Deals.
1-Supplies needed: base(tray), roof(plastic plate), pole(legs from an endtable but you could use 1x1 wood, dowel or a bed post), twine, large pony bead,washer and wire to make a needle.
2-Drill holes in the middle of all the pieces.
3-Before you begin to thread all the pieces put the twine thru the washer then take each strain , wrap it around opposite sides of the washer and go back thru the washer a second time.
4-Made my own "needle" to thread thru the pieces.
5-Put the doubled up piece of twine thru the "eye" of the needle.
6-Threading it thru. . .
7-After you've assembled all the pieces, use a larger pony bead to finish it off.
8-Go thru the pony bead once with the twine then put it thru a second time (like the washer) to help secure it.
9-Tie a knot above the pony bead and then a little further up so you can hang it.
Now I just have to fill it with birdseed. This comes to my mind after just writing that "if you build, it they will come." (Field of Dreams movie) Pin It
Posted by Heather