6 DIY Birdhouse Plans and Ideas

Birdwatching is a favorite pastime for many. In fact, you might find yourself enjoying your chirping friends so much, that what started as one birdhouse in your yard might quickly multiply into half a dozen birdhouses. Unfortunately, pre-made birdhouses can get expensive.

Learn How to Build a Basic Wooden Birdhouse

For beginner woodworkers, a birdhouse might be one of the first things they learn how to make. Constructing a basic wooden birdhouse is a relatively simple process once you know how to do it. Likewise, this particular house is so easy to make, that you’re encouraged to have your kids help you along with the project.

Repurpose an Old Teapot and Drawer

By combining an old teapot with a drawer, this blogger created a whimsical birdhouse ready for some nesting. First, she hung the pot from twine using the drawer handle holes. Next, she glued the thrifted teapot to the back of the drawer. Finally, she glued the top of the teapot to the bottom of the drawer to act as a landing perch.

Modern Birdhouse

These birdhouse plans are for architecture enthusiasts that also love to have birds nesting on their property. They are also ideal for the non-woodworking DIYers out there because you only need a few key tools to complete the project. In the end, you’ll have a mid-century modern birdhouse that’s sure to be a conversation piece in your yard.

Customize a Pre-made Birdhouse With Pennies

If you love crafting but aren’t into woodworking projects, there are plenty of creative ways to make a birdhouse more custom. Pick up a pre-made birdhouse from the craft store or build one using a simple kit. Then, paint it your favorite home color. Next, gather a bunch of pennies and glue them on as the roof. Make sure you use the right type of adhesive so the roof won’t fall off.

Make a Birdhouse Mansion With Plywood

Making this old colonial style birdhouse is easier than you might imagine. The key to nailing this look is to keep the white paint looking very weathered and adding character with cedar shake shingles for the roof.

Make Your Own Birdhouse Using No Nails.

This birdhouse requires no nails! In fact, you don’t even need glue! Instead, this birdhouse uses Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape and Fasteners to keep everything together, which cuts the time to build this in half. To add a more rustic feel to the project, try to find some old beat up hardware for the perch.

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