This month as part of the Lowe’s Creative Challenge of which I am a team member of, we were challenged to make a DIY Bird Retreat. I personally did not want a “normal” birdhouse and needed something a bit more practical and realistic for my own personal preferences. So I decide to make a Flower Planter Bird House…sort of a two in one combo.
I had a few different designs floating around in my head and headed to Lowe’s to see just what I could actually turn into a reality. I knew I wanted a WHITE planter but was looking for just the right style.
I picked up this almond colored flower plantar, some plastic moldings, potting soil, white silicon, bird seed and some flowers.
We used some scrap wood from previous projects at home to build the square base which became our birdhouse. Then we added some moldings at the top and bottom to give it a little bit of a customized look. We drilled a hole for the birds and added a little tray to hold some bird seed for our feathered friends to enjoy.
We painted the birdhouse box with some exterior paint and spray painted the plantar box white to match. I am really pleased with how it turned out and love having a nice pop of color out on the back porch. I think I may make a matching set so that they can be on either side of the stairs that you can see to the left of the photo.
Be sure to stop back by if you would like to see how we made this. I will be sharing the full tutorial later.
Thanks to Lowe’s for helping us get motivated to get this project done! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on FB for more great ideas. They also have a Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog…and you might recognize one or more faces there now…
And…just in case you missed last month’s Lowes Challenge…you can find it here.
Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase this project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team.