I’ve got a thing for birdhouses – you might have noticed if you’ve been watching my weekly vlogs
Whether I’m shopping at TK Maxx, The Range or even Tesco, if there’s anything like a birdhouse to be purchased it’s probably fair to say that I’ve already clocked it.
So I was thrilled to discover these cute little birdhouses at Poundland – yes, that’s right – they were just a £1 each, so I nabbed three of them. Well, they do say items look better in groups.
The secret to the birdhouses’ ‘shelf life’ is to varnish them – this will go a long way to protecting them from the elements. Same deal with bunting, which I purchased recently.
I’ve got both spray varnish and clear paint varnish, so I’ll probably opt for the paint varnish as it gives a thicker coating.
Here’s a few other birdhouse bargains I’ve picked up recently…
Both of the above birdhouse and insect house are from Homesense (sister company of TK Maxx) and cost just £4.99.
The insect houses (below) were a little more expensive at £7.99 and £12.99 and came from TKMaxx.
Possibly my favourite is this birdhouse made from birch wood, also from TKMaxx and cost £12.99.
Rather than dot the birdhouses and insect houses around the garden, I decided to make a bit of a display with them to form a backdrop to the mini ‘Woodland Garden' patch that VIP has started to work on.
The rest of my birdhouses will just have to be dotted around the garden – less is more as they say!
TIPS If you do decide to do something similar - don't forget to varnish your birdhouses first - it will mean they last much longer. Before hanging them - put them in the order that you want first and lay them out on your grass/garden. Play around with the arrangement - sometimes groups of similar items look better staggered or grouped together in different shapes.