Do you have a tea-pot that has a crack, chip or missing the lid? Why not make a bird house !! If you follow my blog, you know I am addicted to this drill bit by Hitachi, found at your local hardware store. This drill bit works great on ceramics and glass and comes in many sizes, and it seems to never dull, my bits are about 3 years old.
- Drill Bit
- Water (optional)
I drill ceramics and glass under water, keeps the bit cool and avoids cracks and breakage. I also like to put a piece of packing tape on the area I am going to drill, so the bit doesn’t slip off my target. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the tea-pot and added some nesting material, moss, and hung from a tree. I had my binoculars ready, waiting for my new friends to move in and one moved in, but not what I expected. How did he get in there?
Last August I posted another use for your tea-pots in the garden, I couldn’t wait to bring it back out this year. http://www.aponytailkindofday.com/2012/08/13/garden-tea-party/
Have an ugly stump in your yard? Why not use it for a planter?
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9 thoughts on “Tea-Pot Bird House”
Fantabulous – love this!!!
Thank you, the frog seems to have moved out 😦
I’ve seen teapots used as bird feeders but this is the cutest pot I’ve seen. Love the frog, it’s so funny how we may intend to give a home to one animal and end up sheltering another.
Isn’t that funny, I never knew I had tree frogs. He is inside the birdhouse now, and I think I see eggs, but hard to see with binoculars 🙂
New life about to begin, I hope you get to see the young ones when they come out.
I love this idea! I always see teapots at yard sales. Next pretty one I find is going up! Also, am I just missing it or is there no place to hit “like” on your posts?
Thank you 🙂 Make sure to post pictures… The like button is at the end of the post
ok I’ll check again. thanks!
It looks soo cute!! 😀