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Here's an easy project worth writing home about: Turn an ordinary plastic mailbox into an extraordinary home for feathered friends.
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Remove the red flag and the door handle. Then, drill a 1-1/2" hole near the top of the door.
Drill a 5/16" hole below the larger hole. Using a handsaw, cut a round dowel to 3" long. Paint the dowel in a color of your choice (we used Valspar spray paint in Real Red). Let dry.
Paint the mailbox (we used white Rust-Oleum spray paint). Let dry.
Carefully drill a 1/8" pilot hole in one end of the dowel. Then, from the inside of the mailbox door, insert a 5/8" panhead screw through the small hole you drilled in Step 2. Attach the dowel to the screw.
Re-attach the flag and mount the birdhouse on a post or hang from a tree.