DIY Soda Bottle Birdhouses

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DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorialI had a wonderful Mother’s Day working on a fun DIY project with my daughter and grandchildren. She had seen birdhouses made with two-liter  soda bottles on Pinterest and brought the bottles, paint, the eye hooks…..everything for us to make them. You use one bottle for the roof and another bottle for the house.
We made 5 birdhouses so we needed 10 soda bottles for them.

For the roofs we cut the top of 5 bottles about half way down. We tried to trim them the tops a little so they would look like petals. We just experimented with cutting the roofs…..they looked a little strange, each of us had our own ideas of what the roof should look like. We then spray painted the tops black.5 DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial on a benchNext you want to put the birdhouse bottles on dowels and spray them outside with white spray paint before painting with the fun colors.
5 DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial paint them white first
I always keep my flannel backed tablecloth handy for painting projects like this with the grand kids. They had given me some potted flowers which came in handy to put hold the soda bottles on dowels to make it easier to paint.DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial great project for the kids to help with
Everyone really had fun painting and showing off a shirt that had been painted the week before.
DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial great project for the kids to help withWe even put Builder Bob to work drilling the holes in the top of the lids and cutting the dowels for us.

We use outside acrylic paints and then used a permanent black marker to add some details to our cute DIY soda bottle bird houses.
DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial write cute sayings on them
I’m not sure if birds will use them but they really turned out neat. Mine is orange… favorite color.
DIY soda bottle birdhouses tutorial write cute sayings on them
Then it was time for some selfie practice……this is the best of some strange photos.
Selfie with my daughter and grandson
Then we got Xander to take some photos……he likes weird angles……

On the porch with my daughter

I like this one!
Kimberly and I on the deck
Then it was time for me to get a couple photos of them… this time the girls had gotten bored and wandered over to see their uncle next door.
Kimberly and Xander on the deck
A couple of characters!! We also had lunch at the Lighthouse just down the road, it was a wonderful day!
Kimberly and Xander goofing around

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DIY soda bottle liter bottle birdhouses to make

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  2. What a perfect day Connie – your family is so wonderful! Love seeing all your photos and how much fun you make together!

  3. How special to have your family around to do some fun projects like that. And silly photos are good – kinda like setting quilt blocks on point! So glad you got to enjoy your family time.

  4. France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation says:

    Your houses are beautiful and I think that the roofs look just fine. Very fairy. They will add a fun and colorful touch to the garden.

  5. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says:

    This is a cute idea to do with kids! I need to show my DIL! 🙂

  6. What a fun project – must remember that for when my grands are older. What a lovely day for you – great photos as the show the fun.

  7. That looks like so much fun and the birdhouses are really cute.

  8. Createology says:

    This looks like the perfect day and way to spend time with family! Uber cute birdhouses. Creative Photo Bliss…

  9. Cute idea! What a perfect day with family.

  10. How cute are those bird houses! 🙂 Looks like you had a great day! 🙂

  11. QuiltShopGal says:

    Looks like a perfect day. Such cute birdhouses and a fun project with kids. Total #CreativeGoodness and I think this would make an excellent #SummerCamp project too!


  12. Podunk Pretties says:

    Cute project and family…made me chuckle!

  13. Love your bird houses!

  14. Cute birdhouses and I'm sure the best part was the fun everyone had.

  15. Libby in TN says:

    Cute project. Let us know if any birds take over. Nice looking family, too!

  16. great bird houses! you have to explain the Grandma Mon??
    Do post about it if birds move in 🙂