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Making A Bird House from a Shoe

An easy to make and easy to clean out birdhouse. Just undo the laces to clean it out. The boot was thrown in the trash and I rescued it. Screwed the board to the sole, added the roof made of flashing and a raffia shoelace. I love it and so did a Carolina Chickadee family this year.

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Source: I saw one for sale on Etsy and made my own.

By Gailya Illsley from Lillington, NC

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

Wow Irisbird, what a good idea to use old boots. I'll be giving that one a try. Trouble is I haven't any really old boots, I am wearing them!
Here are a few more comments I had from my gardening friends about your idea-they thought it was great!-Richard

mygarden.rhs.org.uk/.../planting-bulb-wellies.aspx

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October 7, 20090 found this helpful

Cute idea! I found an old pair of boots at a thrift shop for 50 cents.

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I can't wait to make a birdhouse of my own. I think I will try to find a license plate for the roof. :-)

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October 8, 20090 found this helpful

I love this! And since I live in the same basic area you do I'm hoping some chickadees will find mine too once I find an old boot and make one!

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October 8, 20090 found this helpful

I wonder if an old pair of tennis shoes would work?

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October 6, 20110 found this helpful

My feeling is that the shoe belongs in the trash. Really isn't that just junking up the place? If a person can afford birdseed thay can afford a nice birdhouse that is really waterproof. Beauty leads to serenity.

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August 2, 20150 found this helpful

And Lilac...Maybe they don't feel like filling the landfill with something that can have new life? Maybe they don't feel like having a unique bird feeder isn't "junking up the place". Majority rules my dear and we all love it!!

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