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Gather materials and tools

I will attach the hard hat to a 18 inch by 15 inch cedar board. This picture shows me glueing 2 boards together.

I will attach the hard hat to a 18 inch by 15 inch cedar board. This picture shows me glueing 2 boards together.

Reinforce your cedar base boards with 2 cedar-board cleats

Reinforce your cedar base boards with 2 cedar-board cleats

Using a 1.5 hole-saw, I bored a hole in the center (or top) of the hard hat.

Using a 1.5 hole-saw, I bored a hole in the center (or top) of the hard hat.

Center the hard hat up on the cedar boards. Use the 1 inch deck screws to attach the hat to the cedar boards.

Center the hard hat up on the cedar boards. Use the 1 inch deck screws to attach the hat to the cedar boards.

Use spray paints that adhere to plastic. I used some neutral colors like gray, forest green, brown, and black.

Use spray paints that adhere to plastic. I used some neutral colors like gray, forest green, brown, and black.

Added 3 layers of gray spray paint to hard hat and boards.

Added 3 layers of gray spray paint to hard hat and boards.

Birds like houses that blend with their environment. I used some pine needles as a "paint brush."

Birds like houses that blend with their environment. I used some pine needles as a "paint brush."

Finished hard hat birdhouse after I painted with pine needles and other colors. Mount the birdhouse 5 feet high, using four 3 inch deck screws.

  • 1 Hard Hat (with wide brim)
  • Cedar Boards
  • 8 to 10 one-inch deck screws
  • 4 Three inch deck screws
  • Spray paint