Summer’s OFF!® To A Good Start & DIY – Bird Houses

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot and SC Johnson.
How to build bird houses out of scrap wood and with vintage pulls

deck decorated for Summer with string lights and bird houses

Well, hello my friends!
Summer is here, are you enjoying it so far? That was my plan, until a few weeks ago when a new DIY project popped on my to do list and I had to get busy. This time: Creating easy to build bird houses.

All Spring long we were busy as bees taking care of the yard. Planting a new lawn, updating shrubs and bushes, flower beds and doing a plethora of other projects in order to maintain our outdoor space looking good and ready for Summer.
Lawn Care  |  Front Yard Work Trimming the Flower Beds  | Power Washing  |
Also on my to do list were a few building projects, like these DIY - Outdoor planters and coffee table. They give our outdoor space a fresh new look this season.
| DIY - Outdoor Rustic Lamps & Coffee Table
The thing is, I can't stop creating and keeping my hands busy. I was taking a break, outside with my son when he came up with the idea of the bird house. Of course, my new little DIY project started.


These bird houses are a beginner's project. You can use a hand saw, hammer and nails to construct a simple box with a roof out of a few small pieces of wood. In fact, I used wood taken from my scrap pile.

You can find the easy bird house plans right HERE.
Now, if you have some power tools, the building process will go much faster.
|  DeWalt Miter Saw  |  Ryobi Brad Nailer   |   Diablo - Hole Saw Set  |
One by one, the houses were assembled... Sides, bottom and roof.
And hey, just by accident, I found a way to give the front of the houses some cool texture. ;)
Milwaukee Hammer
Oh, I loved how they looked all white. Those roofs were created with remaining pieces of the shiplap I installed on my bathroom ceiling only that they were built using the backside of the shiplap.
However, painting the roofs in vibrant colors made them look even better. I can't wait for mother nature to give them some more character.
cute little birdhouses with antique pulls
But hey, that's not it. This wooden crate was used to store that item that we used the most during all of our outdoor projects...
Yes, our  OFF!® Deep Woods Dry Insect repellent is what we always have at hand when working or while enjoying our outdoor spaces.

Living right next to the woods is both, a blessing and a curse. We get to enjoy its beauty, the wild life... Birds, squirrels, foxes, deer and many other animals that call this space home. But with them come many unfavorable insects and bugs that are both harmful and annoying to us humans.
|  OFF!® Deep Woods DRY Insect Repellent  |
Thankfully, OFF!® Deep Woods Dry Insect repellent keeps those pesky insects off our yard and bodies! It repels most flying pests and provides long lasting protection against fleas and ticks.
I love its dry formula, not the greasy or sticky feeling of most common insect repellents.
OFF!® insect repellent feels dry and comfortable and it has a pleasant smell.
And hey, I have the perfect spot to store our OFF!® insect repellent.
 No need to run to the house for it. I have it where we need it!
storing case for insect repellent
Most evenings we're here, enjoying our Summer and waiting for the birds to make those little houses their home.

 Weather permitting, you can find us here...
 Enjoying the fruits of our labor and not worrying about mosquitoes or other insects bugging us. ;)
Don't forget to bring your OFF!® Deep Woods DRY Insect Repellent when hiking, camping, fishing or when working around your own yard!

colorful bird houses on railing and on tree

Get yours right HERE!

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