Coffee Tin Upcycled to A Bird House

December 14th, 2008 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Nifty tin from some "Jack Daniels" coffee -- turned into a bird house.  Yes, it qualifies as it can be cleaned from year to year (remove tin top)!  Domino for a perch and some twirled tin for haning...might be a bit tipsy, but it works!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, whimsical, outdoor spaces, porch, black, basket, wire

Comments (8)

dottiesdd writes: omg how cute is that?!!! thanks for the clever idea!! Posted: 10:51 am on April 11th
chiccottagejunk writes: Oh, wow, THAT'S what I can do with my tin collection. Quite crafty and unique! Posted: 6:03 pm on January 15th
SnowmanHill writes: Very clever! I love birdhouses, maybe I'll try this....hmmm Posted: 12:38 pm on December 15th
bridiemurphy writes: Hi JunkerMidge, Please do copy the perch...what a compliment -- to inspire someone else who is so creative! Oversize golf tees (for people who use oversize drivers) also make whimsical perches too.

I use one of my husband's big files to "smooth" the rough, cut opening, then affix anything from a piece of plumbing to shower ring to napkin holder for the exterior opening (E6000). Not sure what that doodad is that I used for the hole, I think a fitting for tub plumbing?

Posted: 10:01 am on December 15th
junkermidge writes: Great birdhouse! I've made a few unconventional birdhouses, too. Tin boxes are great to work with, but I always struggle with the hole. What did you use to trim out your hole? The domino is a great idea for a perch (I'll probably be stealing that idea if you don't mind.)
Midge
Posted: 8:57 am on December 15th
MelHow writes: I think my favorite part is the domino - how very clever. Posted: 11:04 pm on December 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I'm sure a lot of JD fans out there would love this as a gift! Great job!

Candy Posted: 4:09 pm on December 14th
suewhitney writes: Nice job, Bridie! I love bird houses and this is a very clever approach. Thanks for sharing!

Be well,
Sue
Posted: 10:59 am on December 14th
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