Tree Trunk Birdhouse Planter

A couple of months ago, I bought a few unpainted birdhouses. I love birdhouses. I have  a few on my patio and throughout my garden. At the time I really didn’t know what I was going to do with them (the mind of a crafter, buying things…just because); so a couple of days ago I was shopping around in Hobby Lobby and I came across these amazing planters. That’s when I decided that I would used this planter with the bird house. This is the craft that I came up with, a planter, bird house all in one. I really love the planter, when people see it they think that it’s a real tree trunk. Below I put together a tutorial on how I put this together… this would be a quick Mother’s Day gift, enjoy! “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!”

Tree trunk birdhouse planter

How to put together the planter
I used a spindle from a bulk of spindles that my husband had in the garage, you can use a dowel. Screw a dowel screw on one end of the spindle to connect to the bird house.  Also, drill a hole the size of the screw on the other end of your stick (dowel) to connect the planter to the dowel.   Make sure that the planter that you use has a whole in the bottom, so that you can connect the dowel to the planter.You may have to use a washer to compensate for the size of the hole at the bottom of the planter. Adhere four round felted pads under the base of the planter.
Tree trunk birdhouse planter

Cut the perch off if you want to use something else for a perch (I used a draw pull)
Tree trunk birdhouse planter
I painted the first layer black and after drying I painted with a beige color
Tree trunk birdhouse planter
Tree trunk birdhouse planter
I just love this planter!
Tree trunk birdhouse planter
Paint the birdhouse to whatever style you want. (I made it simple) Also, I used sanding paper to scuff up the birdhouse a little.
Tree trunk birdhouse planter
I planted some coleus in my planter….love it!
Tree trunk birdhouse planter

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Comments

  1. What a great idea! So sweet! ~ Sierra @booksandbodkins

  2. I love this! My mom would dig this for her back deck! Its also the perfect craft to do with kids! Great post!
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    • Thanks MJ! I know your Mom would love this and your kids would enjoy creating this…hope you give it a try! Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. That’s adorable, you are so crafty! Thank you for sharing it with us! I pinned it to the party board! :)
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  4. So pretty and clever! I loved it and pinned it.

  5. This is such a fun craft, and I love how you put the birdhouse in the planter. I may have to try that. I think it would make a great teacher gift as well as for Mother’s Day. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to Share, you are the Dare to Share Feature of the Day. :)

  6. I see a visit to Hobby Lobby in the near future! Those planters are cute. And what you did by adding the birdhouse and plant is even cuter. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a great DIY – thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty!
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  8. That is so stinkin’ cute! Love watching (and listening) to the birds :) Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! xo

  9. Love your birdhouse planter – so summery and gorgeous! I featured you in my latest post for Brigtht Settings here! http://www.brightsettings.com/BrightIdeas/10-summer-diy-decor-ideas/ Have a great week! ~ Heather
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