I am part of the Lowes Creative Ideas Network and each month we receive a challenge. This month’s challenge was to create a DIY birdhouse, bird feeder, or birdbath to welcome the birds back to spring! I wanted to get the yard presentable for you all, so I weeded and then picked up some mulch and flowers from Lowes garden center. Huge improvement!
Matt is incredibly crafty and creative and he wanted to surprise me by completing my challenge for me. When I saw that he was using mulch bags, cardboard, and spray paint to make the bird feeder I raised a skeptical eyebrow. His response? “Could you please suspend your judgment until I’m finished?” Sure babe. I’ll try :).
And then I went outside to see this psychedelic freak-show hanging outside. Eek! If I wanted to ensure that birds never visit us again, this would do it. Matt even admitted that this project turned out to be a craft fail. Ah well, I LOVE that he took the time to try and help me out :).
I headed back to Lowes to find some supplies for the challenge and decided to just buy a bird feeder and make something else for my feathered friends!
The feeder I chose is a solar-powered lantern that lights up the yard at night! Soooo much better than one I could have made!
I also took a look at the bird baths at Lowes to gather inspiration for my DIY bird bath project. They have some lovely ones available if you’re not feeling crafty.
Here is how our tiny yard looks right now, and I will share my completed bird bath with you soon!
Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase this project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team.