Halloween Upcycled Bird House with License Plate Body

September 30th, 2016 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Vintage License Plate Body with Leather, Metal Parts and Much More.  Resembling a Witches Hat on Top.
Vintage License Plate Body with Leather, Metal Parts and Much More.  Resembling a Witches Hat on Top.

Vintage License Plate Body with Leather, Metal Parts and Much More.  Resembling a Witches Hat on Top.


I started this birdhouse with a 1953 Texas orange old license plate. I immediately got the sense that this one needed to be inspired by Halloween and witches. From there I used several different found old parts. I then carved some antique spoons into rose leaves as the perch as above the birdhole. An old funnel completes the witch hat on top. Pieces of leather from old skates (or witches boots!) make great hole patches on the sides. Copper accents and copper painted nuts and bolts finish the look along with some ornate trays for the roof and bottom platter.

Here are the measurements...
Height: 11.5"; Width (side to side): 8"; Depth (front to back): 9".


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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Comments (13)

Clair_Williams writes: That's brilliant! I love the idea =) Posted: 2:35 am on October 12th
MarcioWilges writes: I have seen many DIY projects of bird houses made of recyclable materials but this has got to be one of the winners. This masterpiece looks like a collectible fit for the museum with the various details that are very vintage and timeless. Posted: 9:21 pm on November 1st
MakinItHappen writes: Very cool; love it! I'm wondering what kind of tool you use to cut those pieces of silverware -- those things are HARD! Posted: 5:44 am on October 13th
StrangeCargo writes: Those lucky birds. Beautiful!

Ken Posted: 6:28 am on October 12th
ReMadeIt writes: What a cracking birdhouse idea, really nice work. Posted: 9:46 am on October 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks a million everyone!! Seeing this one of mine reminds me how much fun it was playing with the Halloween theme. This is the only one I used leather on. Gotta get back to making some more birdhouses soon. I miss my roots! Posted: 8:41 pm on October 9th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: This birdhouse is great - love the contraat you came up with using silver colored top and leaves made with apooons! Love your stuff! ~Mary~ Posted: 6:49 pm on October 7th
JunkArchitect writes: The colors, the design, the components...my favorite birdhouse so far!

Jim
Posted: 6:47 pm on October 7th
georgiamoon writes: Ok I love this birdhouse, but do you know what I really like. You so nonchalantly say "I then carved some antique spoons into rose leaves as the perch as above the birdhole" Like THAT would be something we all could do!!
As usual this is fabulous...Georgia Posted: 11:00 am on October 7th
grandmawh writes: I think this is cool project to make. Great to see all that you used on this project. Posted: 9:00 am on October 7th
suewhitney writes: There are sooooo many posts on this site that sometimes you miss one. This is FABULOSO.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:31 am on October 7th
DesignTurnpike writes: As a license plate lover, I rate this one 10! Posted: 12:18 pm on August 9th
CottageElements writes: Hysterical! What a fun piece!

Lani Posted: 12:06 pm on August 2nd
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