Future Home for My Fine Feathered Friends
The fencing pieces were attached with a couple of L brackets screwed on the back.
Attached all the pieces with a nail gun to hold everything together, then followed up with wood screws.
A couple of notes to make with this type of birdhouse. Since metal gets really hot in the sun put your house in a very shady spot high enough to keep predators away. And, if you have the lid to your teapot, attach the lid and drill a smaller hole. The smaller songbirds like a hole 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches. If none of the nesting birds like my house it may have to turn into a birdfeeder.
All ready for my first visitor. I figure if my little bird friends will make a nest in my stove exhaust pipe they'll make a nest anywhere.
If you'd like to see more pictures of the finished birdhouse make sure you click on the link below and you can find another of my junky birdhouses here.
Johanna on Aug 18, 2019
This looks cute and all but I promise you from experience that metal is a death oven for baby birds. We have metal sculpture giraffe in our yard that birds build nests in every year and the babies die. Yes we have finally been able to shut them out but it took a while to find a way to do that. Birds are insistent and once they build in a place they keep coming back no matter what. Also, your plant likely died because it was a copper container with no drainage holes. Plant either drowned in hot water or died of copper overload or just the heat itself. Cute teakettles can be used but plant the plant in a smaller pot with drainage and a saucer and insert that into the teapot. But only indoors and not in a hot window. I appreciate your honesty when you said you did the other stuff because just nailing it to a tree would have made your tutorial too short!