Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Well Spring has finally sprung here and my birdhouses are done although I have no place currently to hang one of them.  So, the renovated house I mounted on a copper pipe I had in my garage and stuck it in the ground.  I will have to cement it in soon before the birdies decide whether to live in it.  Was testing to see.

In trying to figure out how to mount the birdhouse I decided to go to the hardware store and purchase a flange to screw into the bottom and would fit my pipe.  I couldn't get over the price of the flange being galvanized at $9. 69. plus an adapter for depth.  It was too expensive so I decided to brainstorm something else that would work and be free.  I took two blocks of wood (scraps), cut them square and drilled a hole through the center to be the same size as my pipe to have a very tight fit and not wiggle.  Then I attached each one to the bottom of the birdhouse and voila, it was about an inch or more deep and worked just find.  Here are some pictures.  The flanges I'm taking back to the store.

Now, as for the other birdhouse, I am trying to figure out where to hang it as I have no trees in my yard.  Probably will go on my garage off a hanger but haven't decided yet.  Here are a couple of pictures of it.  I did put in a real glass picture window in the back of it.  Hope they will nest in it regardless and enjoy their upscale home.

Another project I decided to do on Mother's day was to make these cute hummingbird perches.  I saw them in a Birds and Blooms Magazine a while back and remembered them.  So easy.  I only see a couple of them a year here but am hoping I can attract more.  This gives them a place to rest near a feeder if it should ever become crowded.  Ha.  I can only hope.

Wishing all your creative endeavors turn out the way you like.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great projects! You re so talented with your power tools. I hope both houses attract birdies, can t wait to watch with you thru the picture window. What an neat idea!

    My dad attracted many hummingbirds by arranging 3 or 4 glass feeders [prob from Bird Watchers' General Store on Cape Cod] along a clothesline. He'd make red sugar water as an economical way to feed them. He had great success and they would come to him and swarm around him when he replenished their food, one even sat on his hand once!

    Good luck!

  2. Peggy, what a great job you did! I love hummingbirds. I only have one feeder to attract them. Maybe I should get a few more. Your friend, Liz, gave me two good ideas. One is to put red sugar water in the hummingbird feeder. The other is to visit Bird Watchers' General Store on the Cape. We go there at least once a year. I'm so glad I happened upon your blog again! I have started another craft interest. Scrapbooking mini books, making cards and just learning about vintage. I've been having fun.

    You are so talented. I will be back again soon, now that I have found you. Take care.

    1. I'm so sorry I didn't see you post I rarely even go to my blog any more although I hope that changes. It seems I'm always saying that. I went through another life change. I was in a relationship full of love and it was so short as he developed a neurological disease and then a tumor and passed away in January and it sent me off to another place mentally.

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have returned to work on a part time basis as an aide on school bus for special needs kids and my time has been spent either there or working on other projects in my home.

      I hope that I will get back to blogging and will see you on here again. Thanks for your interest. Do you have a blog I can check out? I always see Lizzy's on line and don't always respond but love the woman....Again, thank you..



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