How to: craft a Birdhouse with a tiny 'green roof'
Green roofs are hot at the moment - mainly because they help to keep cities, and the humans that live in them, super-cool. I get very excited when I encounter one in an unexpected environment (thank you, designers of the Oxford Street Anthropologie!) but I'm also happy poring over pictures of them online.
Imagine my pleasant surprise when, in the midst of my endless green roof Googling, I saw this adorable tutorial for a birdhouse - with its own green roof!
The crafty Canadians at Garden Therapy have devised a full how-to for a green roof that will make your garden even more of a pleasure. Using succulents, bulbs and moss, this green roof even blooms - pleasing to the human eye as well as the avian lifestyle.
Birds are one of the things that make cities livable, and they're constantly losing habitats. So let's get crafting, and help birds stay safe and cool!
Maybe this will be your gateway project to a whole new world of green roof building. For even more fun, check out this website from the Green Roof Centre at the University of Sheffield - this online resource will answer all of your questions about green roof building at any scale.
Got any bird or wildlife centred craft? We love all kinds of critters here at Crafty - please share your tips in the comments.