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I stumbled upon several old license plates from a neighbor’s yard sale and I immediately grabbed several of them. For a few weeks, I contemplated on what to do with my garden – something rustic, cute, and charming. Seeing the pile of old license plates, inspiration hit me: I am going to build a birdhouse out of them!
You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
I enjoy watching birds fluttering about in my garden and I wanted to provide them a home so they can stay for as long as they want. So I built them several license plate birdhouses – and oh boy, my feathered friends loved them!
A DIY license plate birdhouse doesn’t really cost that much. Plus, it’s a quick and easy project to make, even with your kids. Trust me, this simple and functional project will be a great addition to your garden or backyard.
You can easily learn how to make this DIY license plate birdhouse. Here goes.
You’ll need these materials:
- Standard steel license plate
- Hex headed screws for securing license plate
- Stain or paint (color of choice)
- Sides: 10-5/8″ L x 5-12″ W
- Ends: 8-3/4″ L x 5-1/2″ W
- Floor: 10-5/8″ L x 4″ W
- 1 1/8” drill bit
- 1/4” drill bit
And these tools:
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Saw (If your wood is not precut)
- Safety glasses
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Build this DIY license plate birdhouse by using the step-by-step instructions from Felt Magnet…