Posts tagged bird houses
2:12 pm - Tue, Jan 29, 2013
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DIY / repurposing idea du jour:
Old boot screwed onto a tree or a fence = new bird house. 
For additional bird house, feeder, and other bird-related posts, browse through this subset of the Unconsumption archive.
[Photo spotted on Facebook here, thanks to friend Jim Mitchem. Source apparently is Livesay Photography. (Kudos to photographers who add watermarks to their photos!)] 

DIY / repurposing idea du jour:

Old boot screwed onto a tree or a fence = new bird house. 

For additional bird house, feeder, and other bird-related posts, browse through this subset of the Unconsumption archive.

[Photo spotted on Facebook here, thanks to friend Jim Mitchem. Source apparently is Livesay Photography. (Kudos to photographers who add watermarks to their photos!)] 

8:31 pm - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
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InDezign’s TweeTin instantly transforms your old coffee tins into a perfect nesting sanctuary for our feathered friends. Simply clean out your old tins, screw through the bottom to affix them to a vertical surface like a wall or tree, clip on the TweeTin cover and… voila!
Composed of flexible, recycled plastics, there are a number of sizes and each is easily to clean so they can be reused year-to-year during nesting season.

More: TweeTin - Birdhouse by InDezign » Yanko Design

InDezign’s TweeTin instantly transforms your old coffee tins into a perfect nesting sanctuary for our feathered friends. Simply clean out your old tins, screw through the bottom to affix them to a vertical surface like a wall or tree, clip on the TweeTin cover and… voila!

Composed of flexible, recycled plastics, there are a number of sizes and each is easily to clean so they can be reused year-to-year during nesting season.

More: TweeTin - Birdhouse by InDezign » Yanko Design

4:22 pm - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons
Got milk (cartons)?
Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons

Got milk (cartons)?

Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

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Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

3:15 pm - Thu, Dec 22, 2011
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Bird houses made from salvaged shop signs, by designer Peter Marigold.

Bird houses made from salvaged shop signs, by designer Peter Marigold.

9:41 am - Wed, Nov 23, 2011
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Old books = new bird house.
via Curled up with a book

Old books = new bird house.

via Curled up with a book

8:16 am - Fri, Sep 30, 2011
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Most people would look at an old copper fireplace coal bin — if they bothered to notice it at all — and see something ready for the junk heap. Brian Carlisle [of GadgetSponge.com] saw a birdhouse.
"It just spoke to me when I looked at and I could envision a bird hole in front and a roof on top," he told TreeHugger in an email. "From there, I saw lots of opportunities with many other metal items that most folks throw away or keep for no reason." The quirky, whimsical results are both retro and futuristic, and strangely beautiful.
Scouring Thrift Stores For Supplies
Carlisle gathers his birdhouse-making supplies — percolators, flour sifters, tea pots, hard hats, license plates, galvanized gas cans, sugar canisters, trophies, watering cans, even a metal space heater — at flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or through donations from family and friends.

Read the rest: One-of-a-Kind Birdhouses Made from Scrap Metal : TreeHugger
Check out Brian’s range of birdhouses available from his Etsy store here.

Most people would look at an old copper fireplace coal bin — if they bothered to notice it at all — and see something ready for the junk heap. Brian Carlisle [of GadgetSponge.com] saw a birdhouse.

"It just spoke to me when I looked at and I could envision a bird hole in front and a roof on top," he told TreeHugger in an email. "From there, I saw lots of opportunities with many other metal items that most folks throw away or keep for no reason." The quirky, whimsical results are both retro and futuristic, and strangely beautiful.

Scouring Thrift Stores For Supplies

Carlisle gathers his birdhouse-making supplies — percolators, flour sifters, tea pots, hard hats, license plates, galvanized gas cans, sugar canisters, trophies, watering cans, even a metal space heater — at flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or through donations from family and friends.

Read the rest: One-of-a-Kind Birdhouses Made from Scrap Metal : TreeHugger

Check out Brian’s range of birdhouses available from his Etsy store here.

4:51 pm - Tue, Dec 14, 2010
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Via repurposedgoods:

A friend recently showed me this great upcycled (repurposed) birdhouse design shop called, Recycled Bird Houses (RBH). What a GREAT name! Started in 1997, the owners of RBH and several men with unique challenges from Brown’s Foster Home have built numerous bird houses out of found materials. Since then, thousands of bird houses have been built and sold. (Three years after RBH’s inception, 800 birds gained new found digs!)
So, buy a bird house, put someone to work and listen to the birds off your back porch…win - win situation!

Pine cones as roof shingles — love it!

Via repurposedgoods:

A friend recently showed me this great upcycled (repurposed) birdhouse design shop called, Recycled Bird Houses (RBH). What a GREAT name! Started in 1997, the owners of RBH and several men with unique challenges from Brown’s Foster Home have built numerous bird houses out of found materials. Since then, thousands of bird houses have been built and sold. (Three years after RBH’s inception, 800 birds gained new found digs!)

So, buy a bird house, put someone to work and listen to the birds off your back porch…win - win situation!

Pine cones as roof shingles — love it!

2:59 pm - Tue, Jul 27, 2010
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Birdhouses made from VHS and cassette tapes - Boing Boing
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