Cohabiting with the animals can be one of the loveliest experiences and birds are one of those animals that are practically everywhere. They’re always above us, soaring happily in the sky. But every now and again even they must stop and rest. So if you don’t mind sharing your backyard with some feathered friends, here are 10 DIY birdhouses you can make for them to rest (and nest) in!
1. Milk Carton Birdhouse
The birds may not care what material their house is from, but mother Earth definitely cares about upcycling! We all have some milk cartons at hand, so why not use them up to make some fabulous and unique bird houses that will get attention not only from birds, but also all of your neighbors! Find the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.
2. Twig Birdhouse
What a beauty! This one is a very natural-looking birdhouse that totally blends into its surroundings. It is your perfect match if you don’t want anything too flashy! The twigs make it very firm, so the birds will definitely be safe inside! You can find the how-to at Yahoo Lifestyle.
3. Mosaic Birdhouse
Who knows, maybe birds really do wish for dynamic and colorful houses? Since they can’t talk to us, we can only take a chance! Give it a try with these brilliant mosaic birdhouses by Better Homes and Gardens and let us know how the birdies like it!
4. Copper Roof Birdhouse
This hand-stamped copper roof birdhouse is so personalized it will always have a special place in your heart! It looks chic and polished, but most of all, full of love (and hopefully full of birds, too)! If you love it as much as we do, visit Happy Hour Projects to see the instructions!
5. The Classic Birdhouse
Are you looking for a classic, basic birdhouse? Anna White has a detailed tutorial on how to make it! Its traditional look makes it special on its own, but if you ever wish for a change, you can just add some decorations subsequently!
6. Gourd birdhouse
This one is definitely uncommon and therefore totally special! Its unique shape will draw attention – and birds! If you are a lover of all things unusual, John Prindle has just the tutorial you need!
7. Coffee Can Birdhouse
Another amazing upcycle idea! It’s funny how coffee always makes life a little easier. Birds & Blossoms made a birdhouse out of a coffee can and we honestly think even Tweety himself would want to live in it!
8. Tick-Tock Birdhouse
If there is an old, broken clock sitting lonely somewhere inside of your house, it’s about time she gets some company! Sadie Seasongoods turned an old clock into a fabulous birdhouse! Believe it or not, it’s way easier than building one from the ground up! Hurrah for upcycling!
9. Junk Store Birdhouse
When you say why? we say why not?! Sometimes things that don’t necessarily fit together end up forming a brilliant, organized mess. Don’t be afraid to be silly! There is freedom within our silliness, so why not visit Fave Crafts and see how they made it happen!
10. Mod Podge Birdhouse
This project can be conquered together with your kids! You can even make a little competition and see who can make their birdhouse more colorful! The most important instruction is to have fun, but you will find the rest at Tatertots and Jello!
You are ready now to welcome your feathered friends into your backyard! Enjoy making a safe place for them and a fun craft for you!