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Summer Wood Craft - Country Birdhouses

These tall and lanky birdhouses are perfect for not so deep shelves in your home and have a warm country look to them.



Summer Wood Craft Idea - Wooden Country Birdhouses

For this project you will need:

- wooden boards or slats with a width of 7 cm and 6 mm thick (length is your choice)
- 4 mm thick plywood
- 6mm wide wooden dowel
- 3 cornered wooden stick for base
- acrylic paints in red/brown mix, light brown, dark brown, green and beige
- sandpaper
- drill with 2.2 mm, 6 mm and 20 mm bits
- metal craft wire
- wood glue

Craft Pattern:

Birdhouse pattern

Country Birdhouse Template


1. Print your pattern out so that the width of the birdhouse on the pattern measures 7 cm. Trace the birdhouse pattern onto the wooden board and cut to the length of your choice.
2. Trace the heart, sign and roof patterns onto the 4mm plywood.
3. Saw the pieces out and slightly sand smooth. Saw 2 x9 cm lengths of the 3 corned wooden stick and paint them the same color as the corresponding birdhouse.
4. Paint the birdhouses green and dark red and let the dry.
5. Paint the roof pieces light brown and also let them dry.
6. Paint the sign beige and the heart dark red and let dry.
7. Once everything is dry, drill the necessary holes in the birdhouses.
8. Glue the rooftops onto the birdhouses.
9. Glue the dowels into the 6mm holes.
10. Glue the 3 cornered pieces at the base of the birdhouse in both front and back. This will help the birdhouse stand on its own.
11. Drybrush all of the edges of all of the pieces with dark brown.
12. Drill the holes in the small parts and insert a wire to make a hanger. Coil the edges.
13. Hang the sign or heart on the wooden dowels.

Wood Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Transfer Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial


Scroll Saw Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial




Summer Wood Craft Idea - Wooden Country Birdhouses
These are crafted within a day and easy to make for novice sawers.




More Crafts, Decorating Ideas, Projects and Templates for Summer:

Summer Paper Crafts

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer General Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

Recycling Crafts

Jewelry Crafts

Nature Crafts

Kids Rainy Day Crafts

Summer Craft Templates, Patterns and Coloring Book Pages





A Selection of Summer Wood Crafts

Wooden Fish and Seashells Hanging Decoration

Wooden Seagull

Welcome Sign - “Fence with Butterflies”

Bird on a Perch Decoration

Patriotic, Memorial Day or Independence Day Craft - Wooden American Welcome Sign

Patriotic Welcome Sign

Saw these Easy Wooden Flowers

Summer Craft Project - Altered Wooden Chest with Drawers

Sailor Boy Wooden Decoration

Wooden Coffee Shop Chalkboard

Wooden Country Birdhouses

Wooden Flower Chain for a Window

Wooden Flower Girl

Wooden India Elephants Decorated with Scrapbook Paper

Wooden Magnetic Flower Memo Board

Wooden Maritime Wall Decoration

Wooden Sailboat

Scrollsaw Fish



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