How to Make a Pedestal Birdhouse

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I LOVE birds and I love the look of a cute birdhouse on my porch in the spring time. But we have an issue with some pigeons who have made their nest in my dryer vent and they won’t go away- so the pedestal birdhouse plans I came up with were not only cute, they also have a small feeder opening so the bigger pigeons won’t feel so welcome! Here is how to make it:

Materials Needed-

  • Finished birdhouses (unless you feel totally inspired to make your own!) I got these at WalMart for $3 -$4
  • Saw
  • Glue- I used Elmer’s Krazy Glue
  • Stair railing. I used 2 poles to make 3 houses
  • Stair molding (not sure if that is the right name of it!) but you’ll need 2 pieces of molding per house. I used 2 different types of molding.
  • Paint and paint brush


pedestal-birdhouse-21. Cut your stair rail to 3 different sizes.

2. Paint your birdhouses

3. Glue your rail to one piece of molding and let it dry.


4. Glue your birdhouse to the other piece of molding, then glue that to the top of the stair rail.

5. Distress the birdhouse by gently sanding off some of the paint.

When your glue is completely dry, you’re done!


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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Love the birdhouses. These are so lovely!

  2. Those are adorable! I have a sick obsession with birdhouses (even though real birds make me want to barf) so I’m pinning these! XO

  3. Love those birdhouses. The colors look fantastic. Thanks so much for hosting. Megan

  4. I really want to do a birdhouse related thing this spring. Maybe I’ll do one for indoors… hum… :) Yours are lovely!

  5. I love your bird houses! I already have some little unfinished ones, now I just need the stair rail. I am just a little crazy about birds :0) Thanks for hosting an awesome party!

  6. Trish@MomOnTimeout says:

    Thanks so much for hosting and your birdhouse is awesome!

  7. Those birdhouses are adorable! :)
    Thanks for hosting the party!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  8. Thanks for hosting!! I love the birdhouses!!

  9. Those are adorable! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  10. Donata from DK's Craft Cafe says:

    Your birdhouses are just lovely!
    Thanks for hosting.

  11. Love the birdhouses… thanks for hosting!

  12. Good Thursday morning to you! I have a recipe for DIY Organic Eye Makeup Remover. It only takes two ingredients-super simple and cheap. I love it, as do my little sensitive eyes! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

  13. Those birdhouses are adorable!

    Thanks so much for hosting. hugs, mb

  14. Your bird houses are adorable. My children have painted the little bird houses from Joann’s before, but maybe mommy needs to make some up and put them on a pedestal because I’m PRETTY sure these would look adorable on my front porch. Thanks for the great idea! :) Going to Pin them now.

  15. Those turned out so cute! I would prefer to invite the smaller birds as well! Their poop is a LOT less messy :) Great job Stephanie!!

  16. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this great party every week! I always look forward to it. I love your birdhouses and would be thrilled if you’d link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

  17. Great tutorial and I love your magazine format presentation. Thanks for hosting.

  18. Love your birdhouse idea! Thanks for hosting!

  19. andrea cammarata says:

    thank you so much for hosting this lovely party!!!! hugs…and know that all your efforts are greatly appreciated : )

  20. Thanks for hosting. I am new to link parties and am have a great time finding all these wonderful blogs to follow. I linked up the Make-up Brush jar and Buffalo Chicken Calzones. I will definitely be back. I would love it if you stopped by my blog. Have a great week.

  21. Your birdhouses are adorable! I think this is my first time linking to your party. Thanks so much for hosting!

  22. These are adorable. Only worried about keeping them standing! Dont really have the perfect spot inside, but i do outside….any suggestions? Plus outside my kiddos can hopefully see birds in them:)

  23. Thanks for hosting. I’m following via bloglovin’ :)

    – Adele @ Mammy Made

  24. The birdhouses are lovely. Thanks for hosting!

  25. The Rebel Crafter says:

    These are adorable!

  26. Those birdhouses are great. We need some color in our back yard. Maybe birdhouses are just what we need.

  27. I am making this! It would be adorable on my stoop!


    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks for the compliment Cheryl! The comments you leave me make me smile, every one of them! :)