The "house" is an empty soda can, making it the perfect size for tiny wrens that enjoy close quarters. The pop top makes a great natural perch and larger birds or predators can't get through the 1 inch "doorway" to pester the tiny tweeters.
Using a spray adhesive, bark and natural moss are glued to the entire surface of the can to provide insulation and camouflage.
The finished wren house is finally attached to a tree limb using ZIP TIES.
No lumber or nails were used, making this finished birdhouse eco and tree friendly.
This project is FUN and easy-peasy! Let's get started!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- An empty aluminum can
- A Dremel with a small bit (or a drill)
- Spray adhesive
- Gathered bark and moss
- Zip ties
- A saw to trim bark (optional)
Step 2: Can prep
Mark the holes where you need to drill, making sure the doorway and perch are in the right position.
Using a dremel, drill the holes on both sides of the can where you marked them. Aluminum is soft, but it's also tough and can get a little squirrely. Control the drill pressure because once the metal gives to the bit, it really GIVES. Be careful and don't let the bit get away from you.
Now push each zip tie through the holes and connect the loose ends temporarily with a piece of tape. This way you won't accidentally cover the holes when you camoflauge the can.
Drill a couple more holes on the bottom for drainage. I hear baby birds are messy and they won't wear diapers.