New birdhouse

Marlene KindredJuly 1, 2011

My DH is the property manager of our county's libraries, so he decided to make this birdhouse for the children's section and cover it with an old book that was going to be "retired" because it was in bad shape. He covered the outside with poly and used a wire nut at the perch. The librarians loved it!

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nanatricia

cute!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 10:39PM
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jeannespines

Being retired from local library & working in the children's department for some yrs, I agree w/your hubby's librarians! LOVE IT!!! (looks like he re-inforced w/plastic pcs for the corners. Did he have a pattern for this? Curious minds! TFS, Marlene! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 12:05AM
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marylee_2010

Marlene..that is so neat and recycled, too. Your DH is very creative.

Marylee

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 12:17AM
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sunnyca_gw

That's really cute & I'm sure the kids love it! DH did a good job & smart to add the plastic pieces so the edges don't "go" so fast as sure some of kids will want to touch it.!! Jan

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 12:24AM
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kirkus(5a)

I LOVE THIS!!!!! Toooo Cool! Reminds me of a birdhouse my students had made for me...the roof has the book, "Where the Red Fern Grows"...my FAVORITE BOOK! :o)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 1:04AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wonderful recycling. I sometimes pick up fave retired children's books from the dump to avoid their destruction. But I'm never sure what to do with them. Love this.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 6:58AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Really like both of the birdhouses!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 1:41AM
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deener49

what do you do with the rages of the book under the roof? Is this house weather resistant or just for inside use? THanks

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 8:52PM
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threekittens_ia

Very clever and cute too. I bet the kids love it.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 10:18PM
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oldcrafty(8)

OHHHHHH so cute. Love both of them

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:26AM
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arcy_gw

It doesn't take long for something new and fun to catch on. I was given one of these book bird houses for my birthday. I LOVE it!! I like the way he did his edges.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 7:12PM
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imjustsam(6)

Absolutely wonderful. That is a nice children's project that adults will also love. REally nice use of a well loved book.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 5:33PM
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kylslil1(8b)

awe, this is so sweet. and I totally love this book...i remember it from when i was younger. I always wanted a purse that could produce pizza! ha

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:49AM
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