Patriotic Birdhouse




With the Fourth of July just around the corner for us here in the U.S., some of my favorite blogger friends and I are sharing fun DIY projects to show off our patriotic pride!

I decided to make over a little Christmas birdhouse that I found for $2 at the thrift store a while back. I bought it when I was making a few Christmas arrangements, but it didn’t make the cut.

Here it is before:


It’s kind of pretty, but it has just been sitting in a bin in my garage.

Now with it’s red, white, and blue makeover,  it has a home in my garden!

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

It is so vibrant and full of life now!

I decided to remove the top part so it wouldn’t be so tall.

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

I love the pop of color this patriotic birdhouse adds to my garden!

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

I was originally going to hang it, but decided to make a post for it instead:

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

Now how fun is that?

The post is a primed 1×2 I already had left from another project. I taped the stripes off with Frogtape and sprayed the post (and the birdhouse) with leftover spray paint from our Santa’s Workshop that we build on our front lawn every Christmas.

I added 1x2s that I cut and attached to the bottom like you see below, so that I could hammer the post in place, and then mount the birdhouse on top:


I painted the blue and white details with acrylic craft paint.

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

Then I sealed the entire house with a few coats of clear acrylic spray sealer in matte to help protect it from the elements.

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

I love projects like this, where I can sit in one place and play!

This knob came from Hobby Lobby. I bought for another project but decided not to use it. I spray painted it white and attached it with E6000 glue…

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find


Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find


Patriotic Birdhouse

Here’s another patriotic project I created last year:

Patriotic Dropcloth Pillow

Patriotic Drop Cloth Pillow



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  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says

    What a cute birdhouse to begin with but the makeover you had done….Outstanding. I love it and I think it looks great mounted on the post especially the size that it is. Small ones are for hanging I think :}

  2. Big Transformation! Just perfect for the 4th of July!!

  3. Sue Farmer says

    Such a cute birdhouse!! Love it Christy. Have a very fun and safe Fourth of July!! What are you up to for the fourth? We are having my brother and his family for the weekend. Plan to eat and drink and be merry!!

    • Thanks, Sue! We are planning to head to a beach a couple of hours north of here. Hoping weather doesn’t interfere with our plans. Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead too! Enjoy! XOXO

  4. Love this birdhouse Christy! I wish I had an extra one lying around I could paint like yours:). Pinned!!!

  5. How adorable is that Christy – love love love it and I’m a Canadian!

  6. I love the birdhouse and the knob on it as well. Pretty

  7. That is such a cute makeover Christy! 🙂 Love it!!

  8. Christy, I really like how you made this your own. From the door knob, to the stand, it is amazing. Perfect colors of read and blue as well. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Linda Petersen says

    Very cute & patriotic~~~~Happy Fourth Christy!

  10. What an adorable 4th of July update! It looks adorable in your yard.

  11. You turned this into a perfect summertime decoration for your yard. Love it!

  12. Wow! What a great makeover! You did a wonderful job painting this bird house. I pinned it to my Patriotic Pins board!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  13. I’ll have to admit, too many friends to visit, but I’m so glad you shared your birdhouse! I’m excited to work on mine now since it’s been screaming at me from my back yard for a makeover all summer. 😉

    • Ha ha…this one had been sitting in a bin in the garage mocking me for the better part of a year. Even though Independence day has come and gone, I’m still loving this fun little tribute to the country we love so much, in my garden. 🙂


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