15 Seriously Cool & Cute Birdhouses

Updated: Jan. 29, 2024

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.

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Rustic Cabin Birdhouse

What bird wouldn’t want to visit this rustic cabin? The DIYer used an old board as a base and added some faux trees and even a couple of bears. You can read about the rustic birdhouse plans here.

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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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Dollhouse Birdhouse

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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Popsicle Stick Birdhouse

You can try making this birdhouse with your little DIYers. Grab some Popsicle sticks, some hot glue and rope. You can paint the sticks for your own custom design. Visit Babble for instructions.

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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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Boot Birdhouse

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. Here’s how to put in a birdhouse post so you’ve got a spot for one of these cool birdhouses.

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Cottage Birdhouse

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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Church Birdhouse

This church birdhouse is built for sparrows and has some great detailing, including windows and a steeple. You can see a video tutorial of the church birdhouse being made here.

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Painted Birdhouse

If you have an artist in the family, try painting a pretty design on a wooden birdhouse. Then attach the birdhouse to a fence or post.

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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.

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Two-Story Birdhouse

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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Winter Birdhouse

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 some empty cardboard cartons from the recycling bin, rinse it out and then use it to create birdhouses. You may have to help your kids cut the cardboard with a utility knife. For instructions and photos, click here.

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Decorated Birdhouse

These birdhouses are made from garage sale finds and then decorated with paint, scrapbook stickers and even pennies. Read about the project at Glitter and Labradors.

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Wool Birdhouse

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.