What do you do if you rescue some wood from the garden of a terraced house?
Well, for us there was only one thing to do – build a little village of terraced bug houses.
The lengths of triangle timber that we’d picked up during a visit to my daughter’s new home were perfect for insect roofs. And with the help of the mitre saw, they were soon waiting to be fitted to their new homes (complete with chimneys made of twigs).
As well as the triangle lengths, we’d also rescued some old scaffolding planks that we cut down to various sizes to create the walls of the terraced bug houses.
We screwed these to the roofs and cut another plank to size to create the base for the houses to stand on.
Then it was just a case of adding the backs and a couple of small pieces of wood to separate the floors. We then filled the bug houses with bamboo, twigs and pine cones creating plenty of nooks and crannies for bees, ladybirds and any other bugs that would like to make these lovely little houses their home.
We loved the first design so much, we decided to create a little village of terraced bug houses – we’d love to hear what you think of them.
If you’d like to see our bug houses in the flesh why not come and say hello at one of the craft fairs we’ll be at over the next few months.
Click here to find out where we’ll be – we’d love to see you.