Top Ten DIY Birdhouse Ideas & Plans

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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.

DIY Birdhouses

1. Birch Birdhouse

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This birch 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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Here is another decorative birdhouse that will add some rustic charm to your garden. The metal funnels make the perfect roof for this style of birdhouse.

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 of this DIY birdhouse 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 birdhouse design!

7.  Mailbox Birdhouse

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An old mailbox gets a second life as a birdhouse!  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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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!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown urban loft and up north rustic cabin. Read more about me.
  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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