Upcycled Beehive Birdhouse

10 Materials
1 Hour

How to make an upcycled beehive birdhouse using two plastic containers. I used butter containers, but you can use other plastic containers. This is a fun upcycling project for both kids and adults.

I used rope to cover my birdhouse. It blends in well in the trees, so it helps to keep predators away.

You will need:

  • 2 empty 15 ounce plastic containers
  • 2 large washers
  • 1 eye bolt with nut
  • Decorative rope
  • E6000 adhesive
  • 3 small zip ties
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Wood burning tool

Start by placing the containers on top of each other and use the marker to draw the opening.

Then use the wood burning tool to add small holes to the bottom of one container for drainage. Add a hole to the other container for the bolt.

Then use the hot tool to remove the hole from the top and bottom pieces.

Add the bolt to one end. Use washers inside and outside to secure.

Assemble the birdhouse. Use the hot tool to create small holes to add zip ties. I used three around the perimeter.

Use hot glue to attach the rope. Wrap it around until you reach the hole. Then cut it so the hole remains open. Wrap until finished.Cu

Cut a short piece of rope to cover the hole.

Then hang in a tree about 5 feet high. I have more tips on where to place it in my how to make a birdhouse out of recycled materials post.

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  • Mari Ellsworth Mari Ellsworth on Jun 09, 2021

    What kind of bird are you hoping to attract? the hole appears large as I look at this on my computer. Check some web sites for hole sizes for specific birds; I agree that you need some ventilation. How do you plan to clean it out at the end of the season?

    Love birds only thinking of them and their safety.

  • Pen21907797 Pen21907797 on Jun 10, 2021

    What is the E6000 Adhesive for? The article doesn't say where you're supposed to use it.

  • Mis51341568 Mis51341568 on Jun 12, 2021

    What are the Zip Ties for?


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  • Catherine Mayhill Catherine Mayhill on Jun 25, 2021

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  • Donna Donna on Sep 10, 2022

    I find this idea really cute, only I’m going to make two of them as decorations. One for myself and one for my best friend in Scotland. Bravo to your idea! Oh, and as far as a bird feeder, I’d make a window or another door as an escape hatch. .