It is easy to make. No special skills needed. And very basic tools.
Still the result looks streamlined like proper designer stuff.
Photo's shown throughout this instructable show a big and a smaller birdhouse, both made in similar ways with minor differences.
The blue rimmed one ismy first built and it is the bigger one. Most instructable steps show the second built one.
It depends op the type of bottles you can find, how the end result will look at the end
Step 1: You will need:
strong all purpose scissors
Two plastic detergent bottles
The house one preferably with a more or less square bottom
The roof one almond shaped. See pictures
Step 2: Shaping
The first three images show the bottom part of the house. The last three pictures show the roof.
The house: Notice the high facade on the bulky side of the bottle, and a smaller back facade cut out of the handle.
The roof: Ignore the way I removed the handle in two parts. It has no special significance.
Step 3: Splitting the roof
Step 4: The entrance
Alternately, like i did in the blue rimmed house you could look for an other bottle cap of the right size. Cut top off and squeeze it in a tight hole so it stays without further ado.
If you want to attach a tie-wrap under the porch, now is the time to do so.
Choose a bigger Tie-wrap witch is sturdy enough to carry small birds, and is no use to predators.
Step 5: Decorating the inside?
I put a pre fabricated nest in. These are for sale in pet stores, but I made this one myself
I made a 2 meter long cord by finger-crochet, coiled it up and sew it together with the same type of rope and a big weaving needle. May be more details in an other instructable.
To secure the nest in the bird house i punched two hole in the bottom of the house end threaded a tie-wrap. A hole in the bottom of the house is a good idea, we don't want to make a birdpool. The overhanging roof will keep the rain out, but you can never be too sure.