- Get an empty paper half gallon milk carton. Open
up the top of the carton and wash and rinse it thoroughly. Let it dry.
- Re-close the milk carton and staple it shut.
- Get a roll of masking tape. Tear off 1-2" pieces
of the tape and cover the entire milk carton. Overlap the pieces so that none of
the carton shows.
- Get brown shoe polish and a paper towel or rag.
Rub the polish over all of the tape to make it look like brown bark. Let dry
- Decide what type of bird you want to use the
birdhouse. Look at the birdhouse specs page, and
determine how large a hole to cut as well as how far from the floor the hole should
be. Cut the entrance hole in the birdhouse.
- Using a pencil, make several holes in the bottom
of the carton for any rain to drain out. Also make several hole in the top of the
carton to let heat and condensation escape.
- Make a hole through the top of the house near the
staples. Put a short piece of wire (perhaps from a clothes hanger?) through the
hole to make a loop. Hang the birdhouse on a shepherd's hook (like what you use for
birdfeeders) or on a tree branch.