We ended up hanging them on the 2x10 that our swing hangs from. I was hoping that adding the birdhouses would make this eyesore a little more whimsical & fun. I think it works well, although, the birdhouses look pretty small up there!
We're not sure if birds will take up residence in these houses or not, since the kids are constantly playing nearby.
I'll show more pictures of this area next week (probably) once we get the new sandbox sealed & some more brush cleared. I'm so glad my kids finally have an outdoor spot to play in our yard!