What does a son do when he can’t figure out what to get his dad for Father’s Day? Get creative of course!
If you do a search for Father’s Day gifts it appears that all list makers, card designers, and retail stores think every dad is only good for three things, golf, drinking, and grilling. Rather annoying when trying to get good ideas for gifts. Every year it seems I need to get creative for dad. Getting him socks or a tie at this point, or god forbid a home brewing kit like so many shops think dads want, would be a failure on my part. This year it was time to get extra crafty and fun though.
My parents love camping and my dad loves birds. So I decided to put my artist hat on and came up with this too adorable vintage camper bird house that they can hang at home or at their seasonal campsite in Wisconsin. We were all camping together this past weekend at our seasonal campsite, Paradise Camping Resort (aka Camp Fabulous) in Garden Prairie IL and he loved the bird house!
Camper Bird House Construction
Enjoy this little photo spread of putting together this cute vintage inspired camper bird house. I hope the birds like it as much as dad does.
(click first photo to begin a slide show with captions)
I got the materials from several different stores. The wood and aluminum roof flashing from Home Depot. The wheels, paint, chimney and brake light pegs at Hobby Lobby. On my next one though I’ll be going to the dollar store or similar and look for a toy car with bigger wheels. The ones I got where too small for the camper bird house size.
Now I need to get working on one for us!