How to Build a Bluebird House
Not only are bluebirds a treat for the eyes and ears, they do a great job of keeping insects at bay. Builiding a bluebird house is a DIY project that will pay off all summer long.
Using a variety of styles and shapes will increase the visual impact of the collection.
Apply a layer of primer to birdhouses. Let dry approximately one hour.
Paint with multiple colors of acrylic paint. Using one color at a time, paint sections of each house (Image 1). Repeat process with next color. Let dry approximately one hour (Image 2).
Paint bottom of houses; they will be seen from below.
Spray birdhouses with clear polyurethane and allow to dry.
If birdhouses don't have rope loops on the back, attach two screw eyes and thread picture wire between eyes.
Nail picture hangers to fence. Hang birdhouses that have screw eyes and picture-wire loops.
Birdhouses that have rope loops on the back can be hung with screw hooks. Spray-paint screw hooks a decorative color.
Twist painted screw hooks into fence. Hang birdhouses that have rope loops.
Place birdhouses about one foot apart at various heights.