16 Seriously Cool Birdhouses
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill birdhouses. Whether you’re looking to attract just a few robins or an entire flock of chickadees to your yard, here are 16 seriously cool birdhouses that certainly stand out.
Rustic Cabin Birdhouse
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Log Cabin Birdhouse
If you have some old Lincoln Logs in your child’s playroom, use them to build a log cabin birdhouse. You can also design the birdhouse to have a feeding area on the side of the cabin. For a video tutorial, click here.
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This birdhouse is designed like a dollhouse. You can use an old dollhouse or purchase a new one or the design and you’ll also need some plywood, paint, wood glue and screws. For instructions, click here.
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Scrap Wood Birdhouse
Have any pallet or scrap wood around? Try making this birdhouse. You could even use old wooden fencing. The designer used old hardware fixtures, such as a faucet spigot, to give it a unique look. Visit Scavenger Chic for photos and instructions for the project.
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This project is for the birds! This birdhouse maker used an old boot, gave it a roof and carved a hole in the side and hung it from a pole. See photos at Three Quarters & Counting.
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Different colors attract different birds, and the yellow on this little cottage birdhouse is good for attracting goldfinches, hummingbirds and warblers. The website Gardening Know How has lot of tips for attracting different kinds of birds to your yard.
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Green Roof Birdhouse
Inspired by a birdhouse seen on vacation, this DIYer decided to build one with a green roof. Depending on the slope of your birdhouse roof, you can try planning some small plants on top, such as succulents. Read about the project at That Blooming Garden.
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Tea Kettle Birdhouse
You may already have some items around the house that you could upcycle and transform into a birdhouse. This DIYer used a tea kettle from a thrift store and turned it into a birdhouse. See a video tutorial here.
Photo: Courtesy of UpcycledStuff on YouTube
This two-story birdhouse sits on a stand and even features a little foot bridge and a faux tree. The extra-large stand gives birds a place to sit, or you could use it to scatter some birdseed. See more photos at jasminerose.
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This bird watcher purchased a birdhouse from the craft store then added some decorations to make it look like a cabin in the winter. You’ll need a birdhouse, artificial snow, a mini wreath and a hot glue gun. For instructions, visit Domestically Blissful.
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Milk Carton Birdhouse
This cardboard carton birdhouse would make a great rainy day project. Grab an empty cardboard carton from the recycling bin, rinse it out and then use it to create a birdhouse. You may have to help your kids cut the cardboard with a utility knife. For instructions and photos, click here.
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This little camper birdhouse is made from water-repellent wool. It dries quickly in the open air and is mold resistant. The hole can be stretched slightly to allow for larger birds. Learn more at The Village Country Store.
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