Plans for Birdhouses on Sticks - Yard Art

Birdhouses are sweet and charming to look at. Why not make a birdhouse to use as decorative yard art using this simple birdhouse plan.  Attach sticks to the bottom and put them anywhere.

 


Plans for Birdhouses on Sticks - Yard Art

Click here to print the Birdhouses Pattern

Click here to print the Birdhouses Instructions


Materials

1 - 4 1/2" long 2x4

2 roof panels 5"x2 1/4" x1/4" (any scraps of wood)

1 roof peak 5 1/2" long x 1/2"x1/2"
small finish nails

1 large nail

1/8" thick wood birds, stars, hearts for decoration from a craft store

Paint - Wood glue

3/8" dowel rod 36" long

Tools

Saw - Hand or Electric

Hammer

Drill, 3/8" and 1/2" drill bits

Paint brush - bristle











Birdhouses on a Stick


Saw 4 1/2" long piece of 2x4. Next, saw angles on 2x4 per drawing. Drill 1/2" hole in one end approximately half way between top and bottom. Also drill 3/8" hole in bottom for dowel rod. Install large nail 1/2" below 1/2"
hole for perch.

After making the 2 roof panels, install them with the finish nails on the angles at the top of the 2x4 with an even overhang front and back. Next, install the roof peak in the V that is formed by the roof panels with 1/2" overhang in front. Install 3/8" dowel rod in
bottom hole. Paint and decorate to your liking.

Church steeple is 1/2" square, installed with wood glue.


Bird House

Bird Houses




 




 





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