Twelve years ago, I found an old porch light at an estate auction.  I knew instantly that I wanted to make a birdhouse out of it.  I had a stack of old tiles, and it just worked.  The house with the chipmunk on top is the one that I made twelve years ago.  It has been hanging in my backyard ever since.  Wisconsin Winters to Wisconsin Summers, year after year and it still looks great.

The one I made for purposes of this Instructable is the green one.  I found the fixture on Ebay after a search for hanging porch light, swag light, porch lantern.

However, I have made many of these birdhouses and have found these old lights at Goodwill to garage sales.  Just keep your eyes open.

<p>Really nice! Wow! We just made one, but not so elegant. Of course, there were little fingers involved, so elegant isn't on the agenda for a few years.</p><p>May have to make one of these...</p>
<p>Ohh super cute ! </p>
Love the idea, and love the pictures!
Only your cat hates it. Being out of reach.
<p>I noticed drool on the window today =)</p>
? hahaha.
<p>What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
<p>Looks wonderful! Using flooring tiles has given me some ideas. Thanks! </p>
<p>They are very easy to work with and are completely waterproof. Thanks.</p>
<p>That is so pretty!</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
Soo elegant , love :)
<p>Thank you.</p>
<p>This is such a brilliant Idea :). Thank you so much for sharing.</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
Love it so elegant and slightly narnian
<p>Thank you =)</p>

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