DIY Milk Carton Birdhouse

milk_carton_1_new

GOT MILK?

Drink it…

Then make Birdhouses!

It was a lazy Saturday morning – did not feel like making breakfast. Cereal it would be. As I watched my girls balance big cereal bowls between their little hands walking from the kitchen to the couch, my husband announced, “We’re out of milk!”

Again?! I thought to myself. How much milk can a family go through? What to do…what to do with all those empty cartons…

Craft time.

milk_carton_2_new

Once you have an empty milk carton, you are ready to get started… The great thing about this recycled craft is that you can use anything…all odds and ends and scraps will work…

For this particular birdhouse, we used: newspaper, scraps of wrapping paper, felt, paint, glitter, small twigs and branches we found in  our yard, ribbon, and hemp cord to hang the house.

1. Clean out carton (birds do not like the smell of rotten milk).

2. Cut a door for your new occupants to enter…My girls created a drawbridge and path with twigs…

3. DECORATE (anything goes).

milk_carton_3_new

4. Cut 2 small holes in the top of the carton and thread hemp cord to create a hanger.

5. Find a great tree to hang it in.

milk_carton_4_new

One Reply to “DIY Milk Carton Birdhouse”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s