Tea Pot Bird House...
I saw a bird house made out of a tea pot and loved it. So I wanted to make myself one, but put my own spin on it.
So off to the flea market i went to find me the perfect tea pot for my bird house.
I drew the pattern of how I wanted the wood base to look like that would hold the tea pot. I drew the pattern onto a scrap piece of board, cut it out using a skill saw, and painted it. I gave the board two coats of spray paint.
For the roof, I measured, cut the board in the length needed and spray painted the boards. I shot the picture after one coat of spray paint. I added another coat to the boards.
When the boards were dry, I glued the roof onto the base using wood glue. Then used nails to reinforce the roof.
I decided to add tin to the roof, so I measured and cut the piece of tin needed to cover the roof.
I bent the tin to fit the roof. I used a little drill bit to drill holes into the tin to make the nails go in easier as I nailed the tin to the roof.
I used a table spoon for the bird perch.
I bent the spoon into the shape needed.
I used a drill to drill a hole into the spoon and screwed the spoon onto the wooden base.
I wanted to use the lid as well, so I used silicone to glue the lid to the lip and handle of the tea pot and let dry. To make sure the lid stayed in place while drying, I secured the lid with mashing tape. When the silicone set up, I removed the tape. I let the silicone set up for 24 hours. I used silicone to anchor the bottom of the tea pot to the wooden base. I forgot to take a picture of this process. I let it set up for 24 hours. This amount of time might not be needed, but this is the amount of time I use for projects using silicone.
I added little plastic crystals at the top, and on each side of the roof for some bling.
I hung the bird house on a shepherd’s hook and placed it in my flower bed for now until I can pick out a perfect spot for it. I love how the project turned out!
Published April 21st, 2016 10:37 AM