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DIY birdhouses

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Easy DIY birdhouses for kids. They can help to build and then paint or stain it afterwards.

Here’s a great DIY project to get the kids involved. They can help make the little bird houses and finish them off by adding a coat or two of color stain. If using saws and drills is a bit too much for you then I’ve included some Amazon bird house kits that just need glueing or nailing together before you can decorate. I know, sometimes there just isn’t the time! So enjoy both options.

What you’ll need: 

  • 3 boards of 6′ x 8″ cedar fence board (dog eared top is ok)
  • 1 – 1/2″  wooden dowel
  • 1 roll 10″ aluminum flashing
  • Snips for cutting metal
  • wood glue
  • 1″ or bigger brad nails/or an Arrow electric brad nailer
  • table saw (makes it easier for some cuts, but only required for making shingles)
  • A couple of packages of wooden shims (for shingles if no table saw)
  • jig saw
  • 2 1/4″ hole saw and a drill
  • Arrow T50 stapler
  • T50 9/16″ Arrow staples
  • T50 3/8″ Arrow staples
  • Behr paint stain samples (in colors of your choice)
  • foam brushes
  • chip brushes


Find the full tutorial here

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