Here are some ideas for your project
Hi Marlene: Here is the site I use to make mine. Very easy. Just be sure not to paint the inside of the houses. And, I don't put perches on because predators can sit on them and kill the babies :( So, no perches, no matter how cute or what the pattern says :)
Sometimes I make these:
Here's another one, once you get creative: :)
You can do this, it's easy and fun and the birds love them. Sometimes it takes them a while to move in, but they will.
This would be VERY easy Marlene! I think I would paint over the bright colors with a black or brown spray paint however and hang it in trees where it can be shaded from the sun and better hidden. Birds like to be hidden in their nests. You would also have to make the entry holes the right size for the birds you are trying to attract to nest. If the holes are too large for a particular bird to create a safe nest it makes it easier for predators to get at the nest and eggs. I am assuming you want to create a bird house for birds to nest in. Maybe you want a birdhouse just for décor?
As the others mentioned, you can reuse and recycle, or build one. My daughter gave me one that was made with a wire frame and vinyl rope. People are so creative! The first one I made with my granddaughter was one we made from a pre cut kit. It was a little like putting a puzzle together.
Here are a bunch of ideas for easy DIY birdhouses. I hope one of these works for you!
Marlene: here are some adorable (and inventive) upcycle-to-birdhouse ideas!
Here is a video to help you build one.
There are lots of bird house ideas here:
Here are some birdhouses I've made recently https://www.homeroad.net/search?q=birdhouse