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Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses

Posted By Diane Pham On September 29, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Art,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments


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Carlisle spends his spare time digging through flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or sifting through items given to him by family and friends for his materials [6]. Items used in his designs include everything from percolators to flour sifters to trophies, and he’s even managed to work in a discarded metal space heater! His birdhouses are a careful assemblage of numerous pieces of various origins, which eventually all come together to create a single structure worthy of any avian flock.

You can see more of the Carlisle’s creations – which are not just limited to birdhouses – on his website here [3]. And if you’re interested in purchasing one of these whimsical pieces for yourself, hit up Carlisle’s Etsy shop [7] for some ready-to-go designs!

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Via Treehugger [8]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/brian-carlise-upcycles-junk-and-scrap-metal-into-beautiful-birdhouses/gadget-sponge-birdhouses-2/?extend=1

[3] Brian Carlisle: http://www.gadgetsponge.com/

[4] antique charm: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-lamps-fashioned-from-discarded-kitchenware/

[5] National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/

[6] materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[7] Carlisle’s Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperspongedotcom?ref=pr_shop_more

[8] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/one-of-a-kind-birdhouses-made-from-scrap-metal.php

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