With spring in full force (and summer only a month away -- YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!
It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!
As soon as I spotting this bird feeder in Fern Richardson's beautiful, new book Small-Space Container Gardens, I immediately had to ask her publisher, Timber Press, if I could share it with my fellow Curbliers. Okay, yeah, it's a bird feeder and Fern's book is about small space gardening, but she does devote an entire chapter on attracting birds, bees and butterflies to tiny gardens. So there. Now, on to the tutorial!
One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!
One of our favorite things to do in this lovely weather is to sit outside and watch all the hummingbirds visit our neighbor's bird feeders. I can only imagine the bird traffic we'd get if we had something as fun and funky as this bird bath/vertical planter amongst all the feeders!
Instructable-er PaulEl shows us how to turn two IKEA plates into one cool bird feeder. Here's what we'll need to make one: