More Upcycled Decorative Birdhouses

November 12th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
14 users recommend

Hey everybody!  Here's a couple of upcycled decorative birdhouses fresh out of the garage.  I had a blast with turning the vintage Crispo Graham Dainties tin box into a "home".  The copper teapot and the connected sauce pan are solid copper.  There's coins at the perch and expired rabies tags around the perimeter.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, sunroom, silver, upcycled, orange, copper, garden art, kitchenware, coins, gold, patio, tin, teapot, metallic, brass

Comments (14)

gadgetsponge writes: I sure do Susan. You can go to and jump to my Etsy site from there. Thanks again everyone for the kind comments! Keep creatin'!! Posted: 9:37 am on December 8th
susanj2870 writes: Awesome copper teakettle birdhouse. Do you sell these???
Posted: 7:37 pm on December 7th
ILikeItVintage writes: I love your birdhouses! I have enough junk collected that I may attempt to do my own. Posted: 12:45 pm on November 18th
sassycass writes: I've never seen such a creative approach to birdhouses like this. This is amazing - love the black and white one! Posted: 7:01 pm on November 17th
gadgetsponge writes: That you for the comment Kimmer! I really enjoy making these. The birdhouses are foremost "decorative" but under the right conditions they have been used for actual birds. They just need to be out of direct sunlight (shade or patio) and out of cold, exposed winds or temperatures. I've had birds live in some of mine. Honestly, most of my customers won't even take them outside. Haha! Posted: 9:32 am on November 17th
KIMMER writes: These are cute! I love them! Great decorative item! Wouldn't want to use them for actual birdhouses tho' as the metal attracts heat and birds/eggs would be cooked. Stinky! But great idea and again decorative item! Posted: 5:33 am on November 17th
JunkArchitect writes: I love this piece. The stripes remind me of an awning above an old storefront.

Posted: 5:41 pm on November 13th
TinTinJunkFan writes: These are soo creative! Love them! Posted: 5:10 pm on November 13th
chippingcharm writes: So very fun and clever! Love the black and white "house" :) Laurel Posted: 1:33 pm on November 13th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Yeyas! Looking forward to see it Clarerose! Posted: 8:44 am on November 13th
clarerose writes: Tres neat as always. I particularly like the Dainties Tin House. I finally found some old skates and have incorporated an old tin into the construction. I will post it soon. Thanks so much for the inspiration :) Posted: 8:58 pm on November 12th
Yeyas Antiques writes: These Birdhouses are off the map! Great work! Posted: 7:55 pm on November 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much Sue! I can't get enough of JMS. So many creative folks out there. Posted: 7:15 pm on November 12th
suewhitney writes: I haven't featured Gadgetsponge in awhile so here is some more great work from him. I love your work. Very polished!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:10 pm on November 12th
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