Turn Your Birdhouse into a Planter

Add instant charm to the garden with this creative container garden for the birds.
The Project
Birdhouse planter

Birdhouses have long added a fanciful flourish to the garden. This avian abode with a twist is no exception. It not only provides an inviting home for feathered friends, but it also doubles as a planter to showcase a vibrant display of Mother Nature's finery.

Remember to include scalloped edges to give the planter a more finished look and drainage holes for extra durability. The holes allow water to run through the planter. Without them, water would accumulate inside, making the wood more susceptible to rot.

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