Branch Out: 8 Handmade Bird Houses for Spring

12 Creative DIY Birdhouses12 Creative DIY BirdhousesI'm waiting for the spring weather to come to Seattle, and while I wait I'm thinking of fun projects for the season. One project I have always wanted to try is a birdhouse. But not just any birdhouse. For instance, I love this industrial birdhouse from Lowe's Creative Ideas, made completely with hardware store-ish materials. I could definitely tackle this project!

I put together a collection of birdhouses that I love and I've fround a little something to suit every style, whether you like funky, modern looks, bright colors, eco-friendly designs or classic birdhouses. Check out my top 8 picks below!






Blue HouseBlue House1. Blue House

I love this birdhouse made of simple molding! You'll need to glue two pieces together and paint.
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Recycled PlasticRecycled Plastic2. Recycled Plastic
This cute little birdhouse was made from a recycled Method soap bottle.
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Simple FeederSimple Feeder3. Simple Feeder
You will definitely need some experience with tools to make this simple feeder, but the instructions are easy to follow.
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Painted MailboxPainted Mailbox4. Painted Mailbox
This mailbox is painted so pretty and bright - and the front flap acts as a tray for the birdseed.
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Coconut HouseCoconut House5. Coconut House
This simple birdhouse was made by drilling out a coconut and removing the insides.
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Simple and ModernSimple and Modern6. Simple and Modern
This birdhouse is easy if you get the pieces pre-cut at the home improvement store. No woodworking skills are required.
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Glass OrbsGlass Orbs7. Glass Orbs
These interesting bird feeders use glass light covers from the thrift store.
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Colorful and BrightColorful and Bright8. Colorful and Bright
I love this birdhouse because it's bright, cheery and an unusual shape.
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- By Amy Anderson
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