Something like this could use up several of them and is too cute....https://www.pinterest.com/pin/148970700147193764/ You could decorate some and turn them into hanging ornaments such as for a Christmas tree. Also along the same lines, paint/decorate and attach a dowel to the bottoms then pop them into potted plants or throughout your flower beds for a touch of whimsy. Incorporate into a potted fairy garden .... so many uses for your new-found treasures...have fun and post pics when you finish with them :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68971937@N00/3349032881/ another one. so sweet!! Now I want some craft birdhouses, lol.
a little snow on top and paint for a Christmas tree with a bird theme. Could be a red or snow white or even blue theme color.
I'm in the process of putting together a fairy garden, and I have a small craft birdhouse that I painted and then glued preserved moss on the roof. I think it's going to add a nice touch.
Attach them to a wreath for spring door decor.
@Kathleen Murphy I think I'm going to do that! Thanks! :)
A few years back I had gotten a bunch of small bird houses, I broke out the craft supplies and let the kids turn them into their own special Christmas ornaments they had a blast and I have something that I can put on the tree every year, and am now buying them and letting the grand kids make their own, great way to recycle and it is a way to spend family time together. Hope this helps good luck
If you wanted to add a wee gift to anyone's present you could paint and decorate the mini birdhouses to match your friends and family's homes...
Attach them to a board and paint them like town businesses. Just a crazy idea.
Like, Barber, Auto Dealer, Antiques, motel, etc.
I have a bird-themed Christmas tree. I got little mail boxes, bird houses, lots of dried oranges, fake berries, leafy things, and a lot of fake birds that are covered with real feathers...burlap. The topper is a whimsical cat. My first themed tree.
I'm going to use them to top jewelry towers. Get a dowel about 12". Drill holes for smaller dowels or use hooks or finials to create a tree-like stand. Attach a wood base with glue and paint the whole thing. Then glue the birdhouse to the top for a finishing touch. Now just add jewelry and place on your dresser for pretty organization!
I had a friend that painted a tree on her craft room wall and the glued the painted bird houses onto the tree. She also put some birds and butterflies around the tree. It was really cute!
I used little bird houses for fairy houses and gave them to friends with little kids to plant in the garden.
I made fairy garden houses with them and put them in my dish fairy gardens. They look so nice with the plants.
Use as "plant name" sticks in the garden. Paint and label to identify your plantings. I like Elizabeth's idea too, but gluing is scary. Fun tac should hold the houses onto the wall with no damage at removal. P.S. don't ya just luv that word "plethora" :)
I bought several of those and painted them with really bright colors, stripes, etc. and sprayed on 2 coats of polyurethane, then nailed them to my wooden fence next to my back porch. They brighten up the boring fence and look really whimsical. Wish I had as many as you do!
how about hanging them along a fence if you have one or make a arbor over a gate and arrange them up top or just up and down a large post in your garden for decoration..just my thoughts
How about painting some of the houses and using them to make a spring wreath for your door? Mixed with imitation flowers and moss on a foam wreath form it would make a nice seasonal decoration.
I bought several and painted them with chalk paint and distressed them. I added bits of Spanish moss and mushroom birds I got at the Dollar Tree. I used them as Christmas ornaments on a small, rustic themed tree.
Wish there were pictures--the first thing I thought of was repainting them to make a miniature Christmas village. If they have a hole in them as a regular birdhouse would you could just turn that to the back.
@Lucy Nunn Oh perfect!! Tiny little red felt stockings hung by the house, or make it a wreath with each little house different. By the way, there is a snow product I have fallen in love with that makes actual wet snow called Insta-Snow Powder. I use it in big fish bowls and make a Christmas scene in them. Awesome fun stuff.
Paint really bright colors and make a mobile to hang from tree or eaves.
Katie, have you chosen a project for your birdhouses yet? Post results when you do!
Anything with the birdhouses yet :)