Build a simple and beautiful bird house with these 21 DIY bird houses! From beginner to advanced, find the perfect project for you.
Building your own bird house can be an easy and rewarding experience for anyone.
Whether you’re trying to attract different types of birds to your garden or just looking for a fun project to do with the kids, making a bird house is a great activity.
All you need is some scrap wood, a few basic tools, and a bit of imagination!
Whether you’re an experienced craftsman or just getting started with woodworking, there’s something here for everyone.
Simple DIY Ideas for Bird Houses
If you love watching birds and want to attract them to your yard or garden, building a bird house is an excellent idea.
Creating your own is not only fun but also practical, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.
Today we’re bringing you 21 DIY bird houses that will help you welcome a variety of birds to your outdoor space.
But before you dive into the various types of bird houses, it’s essential to know how to build one.
The first step is deciding on the type of bird house you’d like to make – there are many styles available, including nesting boxes and multi-room houses for larger birds.
Next up, gather the necessary tools and materials, such as wood planks, screws or nails, hinges, and roofing material (if desired).
Follow the step-by-step instructions carefully until completion.
Once your birdhouse is built and ready for use, consider adding a bird feeder or bird bath nearby.
They make great additions to a garden!
Now let’s take a look at these different bird house designs. Enjoy!
We all love a good recycled project and this easy-to-make bird house is a great example. You can even add an old license plate to the top of the house for another unique look.
Get the DIY bird house plans to make a classic cedar style house. It looks great on a tree, or you can hang it on a deck or porch.
Leanna from Pretty DIY Home shows us how to make a simple bird feeder that will look great in any garden.
Create a statement piece for your yard with a unique bird house complete with silverware side panels.
Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shares a really fun idea for a revamped bird feeder that you don't want to miss!
Update store-bought bird houses by covering the front and back panels with fabric of your choice and outdoor mod podge.
Here is a great tutorial for building bluebird houses. It's a super easy DIY that even a beginner can make.
I'm loving this upcycled bird house that is made from an old table clock. You will be the only one in the neighborhood with this beauty!
Put those collected pennies to good use by building a bird house complete with a penny roof. The pennies will age to a lovely copper finish.
Save those old coffee cans and turn them into a clever bird feeder house complete with an entrance hole, perch and nesting box!
Learn how to create a one of a kind teapot bird house with this surprisingly easy tutorial.
We all love a good IKEA hack and this idea from Heather at Heathered Nest is super smart
Upcycle an old container into a beehive bird house using inexpensive rope that you can even find at the dollar store.
Another inexpensive idea for a bird house is to decoupage maps onto store bought houses of different shapes and sizes.
Here is a great combination bird house and feeder from an upcycled tea pot. Such a clever idea!
Polymer clay is the perfect medium to use for a handmade bird house. Patti from Hearth and Vine shares a great step-by-step tutorial.
Here is a simple bird feeder craft made from recycled materials. This is perfect to make with kids.
If you missed my post about different types of bird houses to attract birds to your garden, you don't want to miss this!
I love this oversized red bird house. There are different perches and even shingles.
Driftwood is a great material to use for outdoor projects and this bird house is a simple DIY.
Add a rustic touch to your home or garden with this adorable bird house from Jane at Sustain My Craft Habit.
So what do you think? Did you find a new bird house to make? I sure did!
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