While we were in San Francisco last week, my friend and I decided to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum. Hokey, I know, but my husband and I are sort of obsessed with mid-century design, and those old Disney illustrations really inspire me! Who knew that we'd run across awesome upcycling inspiration while we were there?
The little birdhouse above was an art piece for sale in the museum's gift shop, and I think it's a great craft idea for using old books! The roof of the house is just a hard back opened up in the middle and glued on, and they've decoupaged a wooden frame with book pages. You could use reclaimed wood for that part to make this an even more eco-friendly project!
I also really dig that instead of a dowel in front they used an old paintbrush. So charming!
On closer inspection, we discovered that this birdhouse is just for show. If you wanted this to be a functional piece, you'd have to seal the roof somehow, or your birdhouse would dissolve after a few rainstorms. Does anyone have ideas on how you could seal this bird house in an eco-friendly way?