What a lovely way to start off this summer by providing some birds with a beautiful recycled bird house made from recycled tin cans and old or broken crockery.
Make sure all your tin cans are rinsed and dry, and ready to be upcycled. Do the same with the ceramci plate and lid as well as the tubing.
Take your tin can onto the grass or wherever you are able to spray-paint and spray-paint your tin.
Its a good idea to stand it on another smaller tin so that you can sprey all the way around.
Pull off any labels that you have on your tin or they will come off later and look tacky.
Take your hammer and nail, place your nail a little higher than the middle of the tin so you can create the hole for the birds to go into to nest. We amking a small hole with a nail to start with for you to get you pliers into. Hammer the nail into the tin and then pull the nail out.
Insert the tip of you pliers into the hole and cut the tin open a bit.
With your pliers roll the bits of metal in so that you take away the sharp edges and have something for the tubing to hold onto.
You should be able to test with your finger to make sure there are no really sharp bits.
Take the pipe and measure around the circle to get a measurement of how long it needs to be.
Cut the plastic tubing to where you measured it and cut a slit it in the middle.
You should be able to open the plastic tubing up and gently put it around the folded metal.
Make a smaller hole below the big one to put a stand in.
Cut another piece of pipe the length of the dell stick you are going to use and put it around the dell stick, then put the dell stick into the hole.
Use the epoxy glue put one line of the one part on a piece of wood or anything you can throw away after And then put the other half next to the other one with the same amount of glue, mix the two glues together.
Carefully put glue all the way around the bottom of the tin and place the tin on the saucer.
Put glue around the tin of the tin and place the ceramic lid on the top of the tin.
Stick on your house number and your house is ready for some birds to move into.