Last Updated on August 6, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
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Here’s a DIY coffee can birdhouse you can make in about 15 minutes! The best part is, if you use scrap materials like I did, this birdhouse will cost you nothing!
Tools and Supplies
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- Coffee Can
- Metal Coat Hanger
- Three Screws
- Scrap Piece of 1×4
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How To Make A Coffee Can Birdhouse
- Drill holes into the coffee can.
Drill two holes on the opposite side of the vertical seam in the can. Using a tape measure, space the holes out evenly from each end. Drill a couple of holes on the opposite side to allow for water drainage.
- Unwind the top of the coat hanger.
- Thread the coat hanger through the holes from inside the can; one end of the hanger for each hole.
- Wind the top of the coat hanger back up.
- Trace and cut the 1×4.
Lay the mouth of the can on top of your 1×4. You only want to cover half the width of the mouth of the can. Use your Sharpie to trace the half-circle onto the wood. Then, cut the half-circle out with a jig saw.
- Attach the 1×4 half-circle.
Fit the half-circle of wood inside and make sure it aligns with the overall top and bottom of the can. Screw off the sides and bottom of the wood.
Coffee Can Birdhouse
Once you’ve completed the “Steps” outlined above, stretch the hanger out to your desired length, hang it in a tree or off your porch, and wait for a new bird family to move in!
You can hang your new birdhouse as-is or give it a painted design.
Bryan is a husband of 17 years and a father of four. He worked in various construction trades in his younger years and more recently was a General Manager for a hand-forged iron furniture store and restaurant.
For several years he has worked full time on this blog and has partnered with various brands including The Home Depot, QUIKRETE, Ryobi, Sinkology, Rust-Oleum, Wagner, BEHR, Disney, Best Buy, and many more.