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16 Seriously Cool & Cute 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.

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rustic cabin birdhousesPhoto: Courtesy of activerain

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 birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Ralph Bagnall on YouTube

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 birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Hallmark Channel

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 BirdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Babble

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 BirdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Scavenger Chic

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 BirdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Three Quarters & Counting

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 birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Gardening Know How

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 birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Sterling Davis on YouTube

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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birdhouse green roofPhoto: Courtesy of That Blooming Garden

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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Painted BirdhousePhoto: Courtesy of urbancompostsystems

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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teapot birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of UpcycledStuff on YouTube

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 asian birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of jasminerose

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 log birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Domestically Blissful

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 presidents birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of Box Play for Kids

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 birdhouseGlitter and Labradors

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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felt wool camper birdhousePhoto: Courtesy of The Village Country Store

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.

Rachel Brougham
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