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Whimsical Coffee Can Birdhouse

Updated on March 23, 2012

The Coffee-Can Birdhouse

Have you checked out the prices on bird houses lately? They can really put a dent in your pocket book if you’re looking for just the right one. I however have found the perfect project to solve that problem for you. There is nothing that I love more than cheap, easy and colorful and this coffee can birdhouse is about as cheap, easy and colorful as it gets. Anyone who has ever visited my garden knows that there is nothing that I adore more than whimsical. Fairies, gnomes, colorful dragonflies and lizards will always have a place in my heart and my garden.

The coffee-can birdhouse is simple to build, costs under $10 to make. It will make a wonderful addition to any garden. I know it has made one in mine. Happy Birding!

Here's What You'll Need:

Coffee can


Small piece of yard branch

Utility light

Vitamin or spice Bottle cap


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The build:

1. Remove all stickers from coffee can.

2. Cut hole in can and paint with desired color

3. Drill hole for perch and attach proper size yard branch

4 Paint the utility light (roof) with chosen color.

5. Glue bottle cap to top of roof and decorate as desired


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      andrean 2 years ago

      its going to get really hot in there. use ceramics or wood for bird houses. this material is good for feeders.

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      Katrina 2 years ago

      Very cute but I am thinking that if a bird uses this it would be much like living in a house trailer in Miami with no air conditioning on a 90 degree day. Its going to get really hot inside this bird house during nesting time for the mother bird and the babies...It is really a great idea but I see it as more decorative due to the lack of insulation against the sun.

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      Marie V Stephens 5 years ago from New Mexico

      viveresperando thank you for your kind words. Please feel free to share the birdhouse anyway you wish. I would love to see everyone's garden filled with color and charm. Mine brings me joy every time I walk by it. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you like it.

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      viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Oh My! I love this idea! I am so there! I am in Stampin Up and building my own blog soooo love this... is it okay if I link your article and make one of these on my blog? I love it and it is upcycling and crafty at the same time!

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Very interesting and useful. Voted up.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That is a nice start and it is very colorful. It may also be fun to watch.