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38 Fabulous Birdhouse Plans To Invite Feather Friends In Your Yard

A successful organic gardener should always take measures to encourage birds in the garden. Fortunately, it is easy to do so by providing them with food , water and a place to nest. You can build your own birdhouse using one of the great simple 38 birdhouse plans we have collected below:

1- Leafy, Upcycled Birdhouse

With the right design, you can enhance the beauty of your garden. This decorative birdhouse plan like this one by birdsandblooms can be made from items you may find lying around and will look wonderful in your outdoors space as well as being a boon for flying visitors.

Leafy, Upcycled Birdhouse
Leafy, Upcycled Birdhouse, Image via: birdsandblooms

2- Simple Pine Birdhouse Plan

Sometimes, simplicity is best. This simple bird house by homedepot is something anyone can built with a few basic DIY skills and basic equipment. Yes, you could buy something similar, but why buy what you can make with your own fair hands?

diy birdhouse
diy birdhouse , Image via: homedepot

3- Quirky Bird House Plans

Here we have another great DIY birdhouse by runnerduck, this one has a roof made from an old license plate, for a personalized and quirky look. Unique birdhouses like these will be a talking point and will also serve the little winged creatures who visit your garden.

Quirky Bird House Plans
Quirky Bird House Plans, Image via: runnerduck

4- Wooden Birdhouse

This birdhouse plan by jennifermaker we have is specially designed by keeping the bird in mind; it has  the right entrance size for different bird species.

This birdhouse plan is made of pine wood and is designed like a real house with wooden fences at the front. It has dimension of 4” x 5.5” and an interior height of 9” which is perfect for little bird species like chickadees, wrens etc. The birdhouse is both functional and decorative and will be super comfortable for these beautiful birds. DIY Bird house plan

Wooden Birdhouse Plan
Wooden Birdhouse Plan, Image via: jennifermaker

5- Simple PVC Birdhouse

If you live in an area where birds perch regularly, then you can utilize these free birdhouse plans by instructables that we sharing with you to make a birdhouse close to your home and enjoy watching the birds come and go. This diy birdhouse project involves making bird houses with PVC pipes. The front and the back of the pipe are covered with wooden rounds. You can spray the birdhouse to make it more attractive. If you have some necessary DIY supplies, the project can cost you less than $7. You will also need a few tools to get it done. You may also like to check out blue birdhouse plans to them to your yard.

free birdhouse plans
free birdhouse plans, Image via: instructables

6- An Organic Looking Stone Birdhouse

Another beautiful effect can be created by adding stones and pebbles to the exterior of a wooden birdhouse like this one by empressofdirt.

An Organic Looking Stone Birdhouse
An Organic Looking Stone Birdhouse, Image via: empressofdirt

7- DIY Birdhouse With Wood and Coffee Cans

This attractive and ingenious design shows that upcycling old items to make a birdhouse does not have to mean sacrificing looks. These free birdhouse plans by homedit show you step by step how to build another beautiful birdhouse. DIY Bird house plan

DIY Birdhouse With Wood and Coffee Cans
DIY Birdhouse With Wood and Coffee Cans, Image via: homedit

8- Building a Birdhouse Can By Child’s Play

You cannot get any simpler than this! Encourage your kids to care for the creatures who share their garden by helping them turn a simple milk carton into a lovely birdhouse like this one by leapfrog. As far as plans for birdhouses go, this is about as easy and cheap as they come.

Building a Birdhouse Can By Child's Play
Building a Birdhouse Can By Child’s Play, Image via: leapfrog

9- Inspiration For Bluebird House Plans

Seeing bluebirds in your garden, along with other species of bird, is a real joy that we all love to have, especially if you know that you had a hand in encouraging them to come and stay. DIY Bird house plan by thediydreamer.

Inspiration For Bluebird House Plans
Inspiration For Bluebird House Plans, Image via: thediydreamer

10- A Little Log Cabin For The Birds

Log cabins always look so warm and cozy and I bet the birds think so too. Whether or not you are lucky enough to have a log cabin of your own, why not bring that rustic and comfortable feel to the birdhouse you build for your garden like this one by instructables?

 A Little Log Cabin For The Birds
A Little Log Cabin For The Birds, Image via: instructables

11- Chic, Modern Birdhouse Plans

A diy birdhouse does not have to look rustic or fussy. These free birdhouse plans by builtbykids we are discussing here show that if you have a chic, modern home and a chic, modern garden, you can have a birdhouse to match. The birds will be just as happy with a modern design that fits aesthetically in a different sort of surroundings.

Chic, Modern Birdhouse Plans
Chic, Modern Birdhouse Plans, Image via: builtbykids

12- A Chickadee BirdHouse Plans

It is important to remember, when choosing a design for your DIY birdhouse like this one by popularwoodworking, that different designs will suit different designs. Think about which sorts of native birds you would most like to attract and then find birdhouse plans to suit those species. This chickadee-specific birdhouse is a great example. You may also like to check out diy birdbath to attract them to your yard.

A Chickadee House
A Chickadee House, Image via: popularwoodworking

13- Birdhouse and Flower Planter In One

If you are short on space then vertical gardening can be a great solution for your garden, patio or balcony. You may find some inspiration for space-saving in this flower planted and birdhouse by theidearoom in one which will allow you to have a beautiful planting space as well as somewhere for the birds.

Birdhouse and Flower Planter In One
Birdhouse and Flower Planter In One, Image via: theidearoom

14– Gourd Birdhouse Plan

Some bird species will be attracted by a birdhouse like this one by birdsandblooms fashioned from a gourd. Purple martins, bluebirds, chickadees, wrens and many more types of bird will be attracted to a well-placed gourd birdhouse. Check out the link below to find out how, for generations, people have been making birdhouses from gourds.

Gourd Birdhouses
Gourd Birdhouses, Image via: birdsandblooms

15- Unique Junk Store Birdhouse

You can find all sorts of odds and ends in a junk store that can be used to make a quirky and unique birdhouse like this one by favecrafts for your whimsical garden.

Unique Junk Store Birdhouse
Unique Junk Store Birdhouse, Image via: favecrafts

16- A Birdhouse With Night Lights

If you want to go a step further and go all out on a DIY birdhouse for your feathered friends like this one by instructables then how about following this idea and making solar night lights for your birds? Whether they will like it is up for debate but maybe the insects it attracts will be a food source for them.

A Birdhouse With Night Lights
A Birdhouse With Night Lights, Image via: instructables

17- Whimsical Birdhouse

When building your birdhouse like this one by hertoolbelt, remember – as long as you cater for the needs of the birds – anything goes! This whimsical example shows that you can give your imagination free reign on this type of DIY birdhouse project.

Whimsical Birdhouse
Whimsical Birdhouse, Image via: hertoolbelt

18- Beautiful Copper Roof Birdhouse

Birds are always a pleasing sight when they perch around, and this copper roof bird feeder would surely attract them. The birdhouse like this one by cottagelife will be perfect for your backyard or garden, the roof is slanted and has an opening from which the central feeder silo is filled.

The base has an octagon shape and is made with wood, while the roof is held with eight outer posts made with cedar woods. You will have to measure and work on an individual aspect of the feeder following the Birdhouse plans, and then assemble them with a pin nailer.

Beautiful Copper Roof Birdhouse
Beautiful Copper Roof Birdhouse, Image via: cottagelife

19- Birdhouse From PVC Pipe

Just like humans, birds also love houses, especially one that is cozy and safe. This is an easy birdhouses plan to build by modernfarmer and it’s extremely affordable.  It involves using PVC pipe and cedar board to construct a beautiful birdhouse. The completed design looks like a long tower with a round window; just the perfect site to attract any bird.

Note: Different species of birds prefer different sizes of houses, so if you are trying to attract a specific species, endeavor to do a little research before starting to build. You can modify the plan to make any style or size you want. You may also like to check out homade hummingbird feeder you can make from recycled material.

Birdhouse From PVC Pipe
Birdhouse From PVC Pipe, Image via: modernfarmer

20- Coffee Can Birdhouse

Building a birdhouse like this one by highlandsranch.macaronikid is a fantastic project to embark on with the kids during the weekend, and it’s even better when it costs nothing. This project involves recycling empty coffee Can into beautiful homemade birdhouses. This original plan was made with a plastic Can; however, any Can with a lid can work.

The birdhouses are designed like insects. It can be a butterfly, ladybug, cricket, etc.

You will need some other materials to make the Can look attractive. The project can be completed in days, and it requires no unique skills.

Coffee Can Birdhouse plan
Coffee Can Birdhouse plan, Image via: highlandsranch.macaronikid

21- Wine Box Birdhouse

Instead of disposing of your wine box, you can turn them into beautiful homemade birdhouses by instructables. All you need is a small wine box and a wooden dowel, and then you can follow the plan to know how to make a perch with it.

You need a few tools to build this plan, and you can hang it in your garden or any nearby tree and enjoy the site as birds are attracted to it.

Wine Box Birdhouse
Wine Box Birdhouse, Image via: instructables

22- Wren Bird House

A simple DIY birdhouse like this one by mycarpentry should provide comfort and safety for the bird and should come at a low cost for you. This  free birdhouse plan built with cedar fence boards offer all of those.

The interior size and the properly drilled entrance hole make this Wren bird house the ideal home for any nesting birds. The roof is slanted and extended to the front to provide cover for the hole. Each aspect of the plan can be individually built according to the plan before been coupled. The plan includes specific information on the measurement for each section.

Wren Bird House plan
Image via: mycarpentry.com

23- Inexpensive Wooden Birdhouse

It’s hard to say who benefits from a birdhouse, the bird or the builder – however, a birdhouse is a fun project to get done, as it allows you to experiment with various design, materials, and shapes. This DIY birdhouse plan by familyhandyman can be built for less than $20, and it can be completed within a day.

The project is made of wood, and the plan is designed like a full house and can be mounted on a tree, roofs or a post. The original bird hole was designed to fit small birds species.

Inexpensive Wooden Birdhouse
Image via: familyhandyman.com

24- Rustic Decorative Birdhouse

This DIY plan by feltmagnet involves building a decorative birdhouse from inexpensive pine wood. The plan is designed to have slanted roofs made with pine board, and a bird-hole at the front. The original plan is decorated with tiny picket fences and can then be painted according to your desired colors. It’s essential to follow the stated specifications, to get a perfect box shape.

Rustic Decorative Birdhouse
Rustic Decorative Birdhouse, Image via: feltmagnet

25- Wooden DIY Birdhouses

If you are yet to find the right DIY birdhouse to build with the kids, then you should consider these wooden birdhouses by acraftyspoonful. The birdhouse is designed in the form of hurt and is inexpensive to make. It has a bird hole at the front and a landing stick just below it, on which the birds can perch.

Due to its compact nature, the original birdhouse will be more suitable for small bird species; though you can change the size as you please and even use it to create other designs.

Wooden DIY Birdhouses
Wooden DIY Birdhouses, Image via: acraftyspoonful

26- Birdhouse with a Pretty Penny Roof

DIY is all about innovation and creativity, and these birdhouse plans by dreamalittlebigger show that. The project is built with cedar woods and has slanted roofs, which is amazingly covered with pennies. This plan is quite bigger and can suit moderated sized birds. This project is placed at a medium DIY level; however, following the instructions on the plan, even a first time DIYer should be able to do this. After completing the birdhouse, you can hang it on trees, on your roof or a pool.

Birdhouse with a Pretty Penny Roof
Birdhouse with a Pretty Penny Roof, Image via: dreamalittlebigger

27-  Easter Bird House

Esther is a period of love, and nothing beats showing love to other species around us. Building a DIY birdhouse like this one by tuttiguardanolenuvole is a great way to show that. This Easter inspired birdhouse is made from old wooden board and has a shabby styling. The design is a regular wooden house with a hole at the front as well as a perch stick. After building the birdhouse, you can decorate it with different items to make it more appealing to the birds. It’s best you build individual parts of the project before assembling it.

Easter Bird House plan
Easter Bird House plan, Image via: tuttiguardanolenuvole

28- Gorgeous Tropical Fabric Birdhouse Decoration

Beautiful birdhouses like this one by pillarboxblue are both functional and decorative, and this birdhouse is one of such. The birdhouse is made using tropical fabric; the body is made of cardboard, covered with tropical fabric.

The roof is made with pieces of cardboard joined together with glue and folded to have a slanting shape at the middle. This project is easy and fun to build and cost very little. You can even use an old shirt or printed blouse instead of tropical fabric.

It’s important to follow the instructions strictly when making this plan.

Gorgeous Tropical Fabric Birdhouse Decoration
Gorgeous Tropical Fabric Birdhouse Decoration, Image via: pillarboxblue

29- Cedar Double Bird House Planter

Normal birdhouses can be tedious especially as it only serves nature. However, this multifunctional DIY birdhouse by instructables that also acts as a planter is the deal breaker. The plan has a straight rectangular design with a birdhouse built on each end, while the middle is open to serve as a planter. The birdhouse is entirely made with cedar wood, with both birdhouses facing outside. When completed, the plan can be hung on tree limbs, wooden posts or even on your fence.

Cedar Double Bird House Planter
Cedar Double Bird House Planter, Image via: instructables

30- Birdhouses on Sticks – Yard Art

Birdhouses are fascinating and very beautiful when used for decoration. You can build wooden birdhouses to decorate your yard, following this plan.

You will need a few pieces of wood boards and other materials to get started. The plan contains numerous free birdhouse designs by freewoodpuzzles, so you can pick the one you like and build accordingly. Build the body and the roof of the birdhouse individually before coupling them with a nail.

Birdhouses on Sticks - Yard Art
Birdhouses on Sticks – Yard Art, Image via: freewoodpuzzles

31- Purple Martin House For the Birds

Building a specific type of birdhouse like this one by scoutlife for the generality of birds can prove abortive as birds tend to be very picky when choosing where to raise their young. This DIY plan is designed to build birdhouses for Purple Martins.

The plan is built with thick plywood, and you need some essential carpentry tools to get it done. The original plan was designed to make a birdhouse with three holes. However, you can modify it as you wish.

Purple Martin House For the Birds
Purple Martin House For the Birds, Image via: scoutlife

32- Lighthouse Birdhouse Plan

DIY birdhouses like this one by feltmagnet are one of the most straightforward DIY projects to work on, as they take very little time, require no experience and are inexpensive. This birdhouse is designed like a lighthouse with an opening for birds to enter.

This birdhouse design is both functional and decorative; it has three subsections which are built individually before being coupled. There is also a decorative turret at the top of the structure with the term lighthouse. The lighthouse design may look complicated. However, the plan is straightforward to build.

Lighthouse Birdhouse Plan
Lighthouse Birdhouse Plan, Image via: feltmagnet

33- Teacup Wooden Birdhouse

Want to awe everyone with something fascinating? Then you should consider building this birdhouse by runnerduck that’s designed like a teacup. The project is sure to attract lots of attention as it’s a sight to behold.

The birdhouse is mainly made from wood, and it has a teacup handle. There is a hole in the front where the birds can come in from. You will have to build the back side and the front individually before coupling and ensure to attach a small pipe just below the hole where birds can perch.

Teacup Wooden Birdhouse
Teacup Wooden Birdhouse, Image via: runnerduck

34- Chalet Cottage Birdhouse

A little chalet cottage will attract a variety of cavity-nesting birds, like wrens, bluebirds, and chickadees. These simple birdhouse plans by feltmagnet are built for small birds and have different designs. They are made of wood and has peaked roofs.

The birdhouse is designed to allow one part to open, to allow the cleaning of inside the box at the end of the season. You can build these homemade birdhouses with leftover materials.

Chalet Cottage Birdhouse
Chalet Cottage Birdhouse, Image via: feltmagnet

35- Duplex Condo Birdhouse

DIY birdhouses like this one by feltmagnet are best built with the bird in mind and not based on what the builder wants. This DIY birdhouse is designed primarily for small cavity-nesting birds. It is made of wood pine, and its divided into two separate individual nesting areas. The plan is straightforward and can even be built by beginners.

DIY birdhouse
DIY birdhouse , Image via: feltmagnet

36- Simple Dovecote Style Birdhouse

This project involves building a hexagon shaped birdhouse like this one by feltmagnet, with fancy roofs. The roof is stepped and has complicated angles; The birdhouse is made of wood, and the materials required cost very little. The project is placed at an intermediate skill level, though it’s easy to build if you strictly follow the plan. You may also like to check out diy squirrel feeder.

Simple Dovecote Style Birdhouse
Simple Dovecote Style Birdhouse, Image via: feltmagnet

37- Rustic Birdhouse and Planter

This is a farmhouse styled birdhouse by instructables that also has a planter. This diy bird house is one of our most favorite designs. The plan is designed as a regular birdhouse with a slanted roof and has a rectangular shaped planter box beneath it. You can make this diy birdhouse project from used pallets and other metal recyclables. It’s designed primarily for small birds like the chickadees, wrens, sparrow, etc. The plan is very flexible that can be easily modified, and the planter can be used to cultivate herbs or flowers.

Rustic Birdhouse and Planter
Rustic Birdhouse and Planter, Image via: instructables

38- Large Multiple Holes Birdhouse

This project unlike the ones we have discussed so far involves building a large birdhouse like this one by motherearthnews with multiple holes. We recommend this particular kind of birdhouse to those diy enthusiasts who like to attract different bird species that will cohabit in the open holes, especially sparrows.   This diy birdhouse is 23 inches high and 12 inches wide, it’s made of wood, while the roof can be done with aluminum. You should put a perching stick on each hole.

Large Multiple Holes Birdhouse
Large Multiple Holes Birdhouse, Image via: motherearthnews


Conclusively, listed above are some Birdhouse plans you can quickly build, to attract various bird species. All the plans listed above are easy to make if you follow the instructions on the plan.

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