How To: Make a Birdhouse

Happy weekend friends! I hope you have grand plans to do something fantastic. Or at least sleep in.

If you happen to be looking for a craft or project to get into though, look no further. I have a birdhouse that I think you’ll really like!


In case you didn’t get the memo, I am thrilled to be one of the newest member of Lowe’s Creative Ideas. What that means is…you’ll be seeing projects from me a lot! For this month’s project, we were challenged to come up with something for the birds.

Sounds easy, right?

Sure, you may think so, but it’s a little daunting, creating something unusual and genius for a company like Lowe’s. I mean, they know everything about crafting and DIY projects…what could I possibly offer? I was especially nervous after browsing through the most recent Creative Ideas Magazine. Just look at these ideas!


After a lot of heavy breathing, dreaming, scheming, and swearing, I had an epiphany.

As in, a light went off in my head, literally.


Birds like an enclosed space, somewhere safe from the elements. A globe meant for a ceiling fan light is perfect for that! I loved the contemporary look and feel of this globe, but I had to figure out a way to turn it into a functional bird escape.


In came 14 gauge wire. As a cake designer, I am already familiar with heavy gauge wire and how it works. The 14 gauge is the perfect thickness for being strong enough to hold the globe, but also flexible enough to bend and twist it into the form I wanted it to take.

To keep it contemporary, I wrapped the wire in random patterns, keeping it tight against the globe. Once I had it wrapped as much as I wanted, I tied up the top with a length of twine by pinching a couple of the loops together and placing the twine through to secure it.

The entire project took under an hour, and was incredibly budget friendly. All told, I spent under $20 to make 2. Great deal!


We hung ours in the garden from a mini-flag pole. Seven was very concerned that the birds wouldn’t be able to decorate the house themselves, so he decided to lure them in with pretty flowers placed inside the globe. I hope they like it…we sure do!


If you’d like to stay on top of all the projects Lowe’s Creative Ideas has to offer, you should download the app…it’s free! They also have a great Facebook Page for staying up to date on even more creative ideas and store information.

Have a great weekend!

Disclaimer: As a member of Lowe’s Creative Ideas, I was supplied a gift card to purchase needed supplies for this project, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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