Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Teapot Birdhouse

One of my goals as a gardener has been to attract the birds to my small yard. I have one nesting box that that has been used by the black-capped chickadees for several years. Some years they raise two broods. The same box has been used by wrens.



I saw this morning that the black-capped chickadees are already busy building their nest in this box!  The robins are busy building their nest too! That must mean that spring is here for good this time!

I love getting inspiration from Pinterest! (You can follow me if you like!) I had admired some of the teapot birdhouses I had seen and wanted to make one of my own.

The teapot was a Goodwill find and the old drawer was purchased for a dollar or two at a local vendor mall! I thought the drawer would add a little more shelter for the birds.

 

I glued the teapot to the wood and also looped the twine through the opening just in case the teapot should come unglued.  I also glued the top of the teapot to the drawer as a landing perch. 
I need to hang it a little higher, turn it in a different direction, (for better weather protection), and secure it better for less movement. I hope it will have new occupants soon!


I've been felting wool items for projects and saved the loose fibers for the birds. Hopefully I'll have a few more nesting birds here at Robin's Nesting Place!

11 comments:

Stacey said...

What a cute idea! I love chickadees they are so petite and sweet sounding. If you can catch a picture of the chickadees in there I'd love to see.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

That teapot bird house is just the cutest!! I think I'll make one too! (Thanks for the idea!!) We've had two Mockingbirds in the yard for quite a while. I didn't know if they were male of female until the other day. They were both eating the apples at the same time which told me they were male and female because two males wouldn't do that. Then I saw one of them taking a twig into the Redtip Photinia, so there must be some nest building taking place. I have been saving my dryer lint for the birds to use in their nests. When I brush the dogs in the yard, the birds collect the loose fur and take that to their nests! Spring is definitely here!! Hurray!

Kerri said...

I just love that idea! It looks great!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Thank you! Stacey, I doubt the black-capped chickadees will nest in the teapot birdhouse. They prefer smaller openings and always use my other box. With my luck, it will probably be sparrows!

Christy, I can't wait to see yours!

Thank you, Kerri!

RobinL said...

Well of course you need nesting places at Robin's Nesting place! And how cute that it's made with a teapot! I love teapots, and constantly have to stop myself from buying them since I have nowhere to put them.

Local Gal said...

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Gail said...

That is a great bird nest.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is such a cute idea...we have a lot of bird houses in our yard, and only one is popular so far...that's OK, it will happen.

Jen

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. I will have to make one for my garden and see if it becomes a home for any of our birds.

Pokeberry Mary said...

you really have some amazing ideas! thank you for blogging about them! :)

raccoonlover1963/Lisa Myers said...

Love the teapot bird house! I have a teapot that would be perfect for that. I also put stuff out for nesting materials. I use dryer lint, cut pieces of yarn, & most recently, after cutting my son's hair (there was a ton of it!) I bagged up the hair & put some of it in a suet cage for the birds to use for nesting too. I don't know if they've started taking any of it yet or not. Hope so! :)