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How To Make Birds’ House Using Milk Jugs and Cartoons

Bird houses milk cartons

DIY Birds’ House

If you live in the countryside or have a big garden with lots of birds why not give some small homes to your little friends? Apart from decorate your garden the birds ‘houses will serve as shelter for birds and their nests and the numbers of these cute and lovely animals in your garden will increase with time. We prepare two nice ideas for you only using recyclable packaging that you might have at home! This project is also perfect to make with kids, as they should learn how to respect and take care of nature!

Birds‘ House Made Of Milk Cartons

To this project you will need:

  • Milk carton
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Rope or wire
  • Packing needle
  • Tree stick
  • Non-toxic paint.
Bird houses milk cartons How To Make Birds House Using Milk Jugs and Cartoons

Bird houses milk cartons

Firstly, make sure your milk carton is clean and dry, and then draw a window in one of the large sides of the box with a pen. This window will be the door of the birds´ house so the size of it is up to you, you can draw a big one or a small one, only be sure that it won’t prevent birds to enter. After that, cut the window following the line you draw carefully.

The next step is the roof. As the milk carton already has a top that looks like a roof, you can chose only apply a coat of paint or glue some sticks on it to make it more charming. After that use the needle to make two opposite holes on top of the carton, pass the rope or wire into them and knot. You can also make a hole right above the window and another one on the opposite side, then place a stick on the holes passing it all through the house. This will facilitate the entrance of your little friends.

Now your bird´s house used milk carton is ready to be painted and decorate as you wish. But remember to use non-toxic glue or it can be harmful for the birds.

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Birds’ House Made Of Milk Jugs

To this project you will need:

  • Milk jug
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Rope or wire
  • Screw and screwdriver
  • Tree stick
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Bird houses milk jugs (2)

Before starting your work, make sure the milk jug is clean and dry. The instructions for the milk jugs are really close to the carton projects. You need to draw a window on the front side of the jug and use shaped scissors to cut it. You can make more than one window if you want.  A nice idea is sand the edges of the windows with sandpaper since the cut plastic can disturb or hurt the birds.

To attach your birds´ house on a tree you must make two holes on the top of the milk jug oppositeto each other using a screw and a screwdriver.Then pass the rope or the wire inside the holes and knot it. Make some another holes under the windows to pass a stick, they will serve as support to the birds.

Now you can decorate the house with stickers and washi tapes. If you want to create a roof to it you can use some straw or tree leaves. Have fun!

Bird houses milk jugs How To Make Birds House Using Milk Jugs and Cartoons

Bird houses milk jugs

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