DIY birdhouse out of milk carton

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Cheap ~ Under $25
30 Minutes
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Do you have a cute flock of birds in your back yard? Give them something more to chirp about with this Easy DIY Birdhouse that you can make out of an used milk carton!

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You Will Need...

  • used milk carton
  • fine sand paper (I used a 220 and just lightly polished the surface)
  • sharp cutting tool
  • enamel spray paint (or acrylic paint) suitable for carton, in color/colors of choice. I used gold, black and red. Enamel paint holds better outdoors.
  • enamel colorless spray paint
  • enamel spray primer
  • 2 pieces tree bark for the roof
  • hot glue sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • punching tool
  • a couple of twigs
  • twine to hang the birdhouse
  • owl stickers (optional)
  • a few pebbles to put on the bottom of the house for more stability
  • a few straws or hay to make a nest for birds inside the birdhouse


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