This week I was by inspired Caro over at The Twinkle Diaries after she posted her fantastic craft ‘How to make a beach hut birdhouse’. Through this, I discovered the craft supplies website ‘Buddly Crafts‘ and couldn’t resist having a browse and buying a birdhouse of my own to upcycle!
I had been thinking that with the cooler weather coming, it would be great for my boys to have coat hooks of their own and thought I could combine that idea with the birdhouses.
Here are lists of the supplies and tools you need to make this cute birdhouse coat hook (links are below).
1 – The wooden peg on the front of the birdhouse needs to be removed to make way for the hook. Tap gently but firmly with a small hammer to dislodge the glue and then push through and remove.
3 – Use sandpaper to smooth and bring it level again.
4 – Apply 2-3 coats of chalk paint to each panel of the birdhouse.
5 – Cut the wood print paper into two rectangles the size of each roof panel, plus 5mm excess each side. (For my birdhouse, these were each 11cm x 14.6cm).
6 – Apply PVA glue to the back of each paper rectangle and smooth onto the roof panels. Allow to dry and trim the excess, giving an even finish. You should now have something that looks like Fig. 2.
7 – Using a pencil, mark through the screw holes on your hook where you would like to place it. Use a bradawl or a nail pushed into the soft wood to make small pilot holes. Screw your hook onto the front of the birdhouse.
8 – Optional – personalise your birdhouse with an initial.
9 – Apply 1-2 coats of Mod Podge or varnish, to seal and protect from wear and tear.
10 – When dry, attach your miniature bird by taping the wire inside the hole.
11 – For hanging the piece on the wall, I used a bracket from this selection.
And there you have it! Alternatively, why not use it as the perfect place to hang your keys? You’ll always know where to find them!
Wooden Planks Print Wallpaper (1 A4 sample sheet is enough for one birdhouse)