If you love to watch the birds who come to your backyard, these DIY birdhouses and feeders will help attract even more (and may just encourage them to hang around longer). There are so many unique ideas here for caring for your backyard birds, including options for making bird feeders with your kids.
These craft projects cover a variety of age and skill levels as well as costs. You’ll find something for nearly anyone and any style below.
DIY Birdhouses and Feeders
These are really cute and really easy to make. Since they’re made from craft sticks and string, they are very inexpensive to put together, making them perfect for groups like Scouts or Vacation Bible School.
You can make this basic birdhouse with only one board! Simple and clean design.
Got some scrap wood hanging out around your house? Put it to good use making this rustic looking birdhouse.
Grab those empty milk cartons from your recycling bin and turn them into adorable bird feeders.
We love this quirky design! Grab some table knives from your local thrift shop to create this birdhouse.
A simple coffee container can be transformed into a combination birdhouse and bird feeder. Cute!
Here’s another option for the kids to make. Turn an empty cereal box into a sweet hand painted bird feeder.
We love this idea of turning a teapot into a charming birdhouse!
Go for a more traditional look with this beautiful red birdhouse.
How clever! They’ve turned a bucket into a birdhouse in this simple tutorial.
Gather up your loose change and add interest to a plain birdhouse with a fun penny roof.
If you’ve got an old license plate, or find one at a flea market, you can use it to make the roof on a rustic looking birdhouse like this.
Your local dollar store is a great resource for finding plain birdhouses that you can transform into something beautiful. Use them inside or cover with varnish to add weatherproofing.