It’s for the Birds
One little birdie sitting in the tree … p.l.a.y.i.n.g! And where better to play than this adorable milk jug birdhouse. So, spread your creative wings, and let’s get crafting.
DIY Milk Jug Birdhouse
What You’ll Need:
- Empty Hiland Dairy Milk jug, gallon-sized
- Green tissue paper
- Decoupage glue
- Craft knife
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Thin tree branches, 4-5 inches long
- Small stones
- Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
- Rinse jug and remove label with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
- Using the craft knife, cut a small circular opening approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter on a flat side of the jug.
- Tip: Be sure the handle is facing to the back.
- Use the craft knife to poke a hole underneath the circle for the perch.
- Using scissors, cut the tissue paper into small- to medium-sized pieces
- Use decoupage glue to apply the tissue paper pieces to the outside of the milk jug. Repeat this step twice. Allow to dry completely.
- Attach the twigs to the top of the jug using a glue gun to create the roof.
- Attach the stones around the outside of the circular doorway using a glue gun.
- Carefully push a longer twig into the hole just under the doorway to create a perch, and glue in place using a glue gun.
- Tip: Make the hole bigger using your craft knife, if necessary.
- Wrap the twine around the spout of your milk jug, gluing with a glue gun as you go. Leave enough length after wrapping the twine around the spout to create a handle.
- Using scissors, cut shapes out of moss. Attach the moss shapes onto the birdhouse using a glue gun to add outdoor flare.
- Hang the birdhouse in a tree using the twine handle.
Not in the mood to decoupage? Simply spraypaint the outside of your milk jug instead. Let the paint dry completely before assembling the rest.
~The Dairy Diva