Oops. Is Father’s Day really this Sunday? How did that happen … and why am I so broke right now? Thank goodness we had all the materials we needed to make this cheap and easy, last minute Father’s Day gift – a bottle cap bird house.
I would have loved to have built our own bird house for this … but like I said, we were running short on time and cash. We picked up this great smelling cedar one from Lowe’s for just $9. We had all the other materials lying around the house.
To make your own bottle cap bird house, you will need:
- A bird house or bird house kit
- Lots of bottle caps
- A hammer
- Some nails
and that’s it. I let the kids choose their own pattern and demonstrated how to carefully nail the first cap onto the roof, then I let them have it. They love being able to do their own projects and give gifts they make with their own two hands.
I think it turned out great! I’ve been wanting to make a few of these since we moved in … 4 years ago!
We’ll pair this with a six pack of handpicked beers, these sweet printable coupons from Living Locurto, and lots of children’s art work.
Happy Father’s Day babe,
the birds are going to love you!
our little bird watchers too.
I was thrilled to see BHG coming up with affordable and adorable DIY projects. Take this patio for instance, it’s full of DIY projects and upcycling ideas I can’t wait to try.
DIY Beverage Table
DIY Bottle Chandelier ~ my personal favorite
Another DIY idea I’d have tons of fun with ~ DIY Life Size Checkerboard
So many great ideas packed in one outdoor space, be sure to check out the entire article, Budget Friendly Outdoor Space, for even more great ideas.
Adorable Bunny and Chick cupcakes from one of our faves, Bright Ideas
Little Lamb Cakes courtesy of the Food Network
Yummy Pretzel Nests also from Bright Ideas (lovin’ this site)
Adorable Wool and Cashmere Easter Pals from Lindamade (via One Pretty Thing)
Hard to believe Fiona Carter made these egg-citing softies available for download, complete with tutorial
Love, Love, Love this upcycled fabric basket from Moda Bake Shop. Pair this with one of our previously featured My Cakies scrap necklaces and you’ll have a perfectly coordinated gift set for a very special girl.
Crafts for Kids
Every little girl (and mommy too) loves Paper Dolls! Print these out for a fantastic last-minute Easter Gift, courtesy of the amazing Tricia Rennea
Martha’s got you covered with these super simple envelope treat bunnies
Upcycle your fruit cups into these fabulous tulip cups with 4 Crazy Kings
I also love these creative transparent eggs from 4 Crazy Kings. I’d love to make these in star shapes!
Now, that’s what I call upcycling. Traci, of Amazing Mae, restyled one of her husband’s old 90′s business shirts into a an adorable peasant dress for her daughter. But, her talents certainly don’t stop there, I’m sure you’ll be seeing much more of Traci’s crafts featured here at KSW ~ especially as we prepare our Spring/Easter Craft round-up ~ but Hey ~ don’t wait for us, head on over to Amazing Mae now and tell Traci we said Hello.
Note: Dress based on Simplicity Pattern 5695
Have a restyled or upcycled project of your own? We’d love to check it out. Link to it here in the comments or shoot us an email at email@example.com (pssst, there’s a handy button over there on the side => )