Ten Favorite DIY Birdhouse Ideas

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Whether you like hanging birdhouses from a tree, setting them on a table or attaching them to a stake in a garden, birdhouses definitely make a great decorative accent for your outdoor space.

You can get real creative with the design of your birdhouse by making your own from a variety of different materials.

Here are my top ten diy birdhouse ideas:

1. Birch Birdhouse

diy birdhouse by rustic-crafts.com

This birdhouse is purely decorative and makes a fun patio accent.  It’s super easy to make and you can vary the colors with different types of logs.

2.  Stone Birdhouse


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how to make a stone birdhouse by Empress Of Dirt

Here is another decorative birdhouse that will add some rustic charm to your garden.

3. Plant Bucket Birdhouse


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An old black plastic plant bucket went through quite an amazing transformation to become this stylish home for birds!  You will want to check out this tutorial!

4.  Coffee Can Birdhouse


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Recycle a coffee can and create a whimsical home for birds at the same time!

5.  Salvaged Parts Birdhouse


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This one probably is my most favorite!  I just love the fact that it was put together totally with salvaged parts.  The look is so unique and fun.

6.  Coffee Pot Birdhouse


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You can also recycle household items for a unique style.  I love the cheery yellow of this design!

7.  Mailbox Birdhouse


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An old mailbox gets a second life!  Another great recycling idea that is both cute and functional.

8.  Shop Signs Birdhouses


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These cool little birdhouses were made from old shop signs and wooden crates.

9.  Mod Podge Birdhouses


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With outdoor Mod Podge, you can create all kinds of fun designs using colorful fabrics to decorate a wooden birdhouse.

10.  Rusted Birdhouse

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Rusted birdhouse by Zuzu’s Petals ‘n’ Stuff

And finally, this last birdhouse is embellished with rusted clock parts for a warm and rustic look.

I hope you enjoyed this collection of diy birdhouse ideas!

Happy Crafting!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown city loft and up north rustic cabin.
  1. So creative – I love them all!

    1. Thanks Sue! It’s interesting to see all of the unique ideas people come up with!

  2. I think Brambleberry Cottage is my favorite!

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