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Build nesting box yourself – DIY projects for children and adults


In today’s article you will find many fantastic ideas on how to build a nesting box easily and quickly yourself. Invite the birds in your garden or on your balcony and give you and your children funny hours, full of joy and creativity! Whether from milk cartons, PET bottles, cans, tea cups or wood you decide yourself. Fun and excitement are guaranteed!

1. Make nest box from milk carton yourself

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults


What do you need for this:

  • 1 empty milk carton
  • Waterproof colors
  • brush
  • wooden sticks
  • Cord for hanging
  • Cutter or scissors
  • pencil
  • Double-sided tape or hot glue

How to do it

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

  1. Wash the milk carton well and let it dry.
  2. Paint in the desired color and let it dry well again.
  3. Using a pencil, record a half-round window on both sides and cut it with the aid of the cutter.
  4. Use the cutter to prick small holes under the windows (for the perch).
  5. Insert a small wooden stick and fix with hot glue.
  6. Cut wooden sticks and fix them on the roof with hot glue.
  7. Punch a hole in the top fold of the bag and push the string.
  8. Finally, fill the nest box with seeds or sunflower seeds and hang it up.

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3. Delicious cottage

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

What do you need for this:

  • Nesting box made of wood
  • Raw nuts, kernels and raisins

For the edible glue:

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 envelope gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup

How to do it

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults


  1. Dissolve the gelatine in hot water.
  2. Mix the flour and corn syrup well and mix with the gelatine.
  3. Using a brush, apply the mixture to the surface of the aviary.
  4. Carefully glue the nuts, kernels and prunes.
  5. Decorate the roof with fir branches or small cones. Ready is your house!

4. Feed house made of teacup

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

What do you need for this:

  • 1 old teacup with saucer
  • ceramic adhesive
  • rope
  • birdseed

How to do it:

  1. First, stick the cup on the saucer. Apply a line of glue from the edge to the bottom of the cup, just opposite the handle.
  2. Make sure that the cup is on the back half of the saucer. Allow the glue to dry well.
  3. Tie the rope around the handle and hang the feeder so that it can be easily filled.

5. Bird feed dispenser made of PET bottle

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

What do you need for this:

  • 1 empty PET bottle
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • cutter
  • birdseed
  • rope

How to do it:

  1. Remove the bottle label, wash the PET bottle well and allow to dry.
  2. Using a cutter, pierce 8 holes in two opposite sides (in the back half of the bottle).
  3. Insert the wooden spoon through the lower holes.
  4. Fill the PET bottle with cores.
  5. Tie the rope around the neck of the bottle and hang it up.

6. Roof of coins. For this you need a wooden bird feeder, hot glue gun and coins.

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Each coin is glued to the roof using the hot glue gun. Make sure that the rows are exact. It is important that there are no gaps.

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

7. Make nesting box out of box yourself

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

For this you need:

  • 1 can
  • 1 wooden stick
  • hot glue
  • Waterproof color
  • Tape or rope
  • birdseed

How to do it:

  1. Paint the box in the desired color and let it dry well.
  2. Cut a wooden stick and fix it with hot glue at the edge of the tin.
  3. Tie the tape around the tin and hang the nesting box so that it can be easily filled.
  4. Fill the can with seeds or raw nuts.

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9. Decorate the homemade nesting box with decoration stones

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Cover the roof with decorative moss

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Food dispenser made of mason jar, wooden spoon and tape

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Eagle owl nest box

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Ornate birdhouses imaginatively

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Tang Feeder

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Feed dispenser made of wine bottle

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Decorate nesting box with decoration stones and corks

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Love is everywhere!

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Birdhouse “Who disturbs the nightingale”

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Creative ideas to inspire

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Goodies for birds

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Another great idea with colorful cans

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Large birdhouse made of wood and corks

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Before:

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Now: cottage decorated with starfish, sea rods and shells

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Enjoy spring in the garden

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Nice and practical

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Feed birds in winter

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Under an umbrella

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Simple DIY projects to imitate

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

A fantastic idea for small architects

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Invite the birds in your garden or on your balcony!

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build food dispensers yourself and spoil birds with seeds

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

A few more inspiring ideas for hobbyists

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

The Vogehäuschen can also serve as a decoration

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

Build nesting box yourself - DIY projects for children and adults

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