Flower pot bird house

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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.

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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.

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I picked up this almond colored flower plantar, some plastic moldings, potting soil, white silicon, bird seed and some flowers.

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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.

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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.

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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…Smile


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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.

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    Amy! It’s beautiful. As usual. Way to rock out a birdhouse dude. Me likey.

  2. 2

    I absolutely LOVE this! So beautiful and unique!

  3. 3

    This is lovely! Simple, classic and white… a great place for any bird to call ‘home’!

  4. 4

    Love it Amy! LOVE LOVE it!

  5. 5

    How creative!!! I like that it’s ALSO a planter! Two in one!!!

  6. 6

    So pretty this bird house! Very well done :)

  7. 7

    Wow! It looks so nice. I’m sure my kids would love to “feed” the birds and watch them eat.


  8. 8

    That is so clever and very cute!

  9. 9

    So, so clever! Love how it serves two purposes! :) We went with a grouping of bird feeders for our bird retreat project. :)

  10. 10

    What a great idea! This would be great hanging also!

  11. 11

    Love this idea!

  12. 12
    Leona Cooper says:

    I love this Amy, but I would worry about my cat, and yours!:)

  13. 13

    I love this, great job!

  14. 14

    Very Cute….just not practical for those of us with cats.
    (Although, I guess I could put it on a pole)

  15. 15

    LOVE this idea Amy!

  16. 16

    How very creative – it looks great too. I have this linked to my bird houses post too today, well done!

  17. 17

    What a lovely idea for cats. Any bird stupid enough (and there will be very, very few) to nest there will be a dinner for the first cat who comes along.


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