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DIY Camper Birdhouses

Painting a birdhouse is so easy and it will leave you with something that will look great in your yard!
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Camper Birdhouse get it from Michaels or find another unfinished wood birdhouse
  • Paint you need a good quality outdoor paint (two of my favorites are Outdoor Living and Patio Paint)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Rope
  • Drill if no hole for hanging
  • Painter's tape optional
  • Sandpaper optional


  • Sand any rough edges that you find on your birdhouse and clean the surface well. Cover any areas you don't want painted with painter's tape if desired. Then add your first color with a paintbrush. You may need multiple coats of paint to get good coverage. Just be sure to let dry in between coats.
    how to paint a birdhouse
  • Add your second color (or even a third color if you wish) to the birdhouse with a paintbrush. Again, you may need more than one coat and you want to let this dry in between coats.
    colorful painted birdhouse
  • If your birdhouse does NOT come with a hanger, you will need to drill a hole in the top. Sand away the rough edges after drilling.
    adding a birdhouse hanger
  • Then thread the rope through the hole for hanging.
    adding a rope hanger to a birdhouse
  • Once dry, you can hang your birdhouse outdoors. Want extra protection? You can also use a sealer over the top to protect your paint. Try a clear brush on or spray sealer if you want to add this step.
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