Mosaic Birdhouses

The birds in your yard won't settle for just any old nest once they get a look at these decorative treasures.
Getting Started
Mosaic Birdhouses Make your own mosaic mansions.

These colorful, flower-inspired mosaic birdhouses are attractive in all meanings of the word. The rainbow of hues attracts the eye and proves that flowers need not be the only way to add color to a garden. Their functional aspects provide nesting spots for a variety of colorful birds, which makes your yard even more attractive.

You may be so inspired by making outdoor mosaic bird mansions that you'll be tempted to try your hand at creating colorful ones to decorate your home's interior, too.

What You Need:

  • Birdhouse
  • Black marking pen
  • Tiles, marbles, dishware
  • Tile nippers or hammer
  • Thin-set mortar (for outdoor birdhouse), or tile mastic (for indoor birdhouse)
  • Safety goggles
  • Latex surgical gloves
  • Crafts stick or plastic knife
  • Sanded grout (in a color to complement tiles)
  • Bucket
  • Sponge

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