I’m waiting for the spring weather to come to Seattle, and while I wait I’m thinking of DIY 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 threw in a few birdfeeders for good measure. Click through the jump to see my picks!
Recycled Plastic 1 of 13This cute little birdhouse was made from a recycled Method soap bottle.
Get the how-to at A Merry Mishap
Simple Feeder 2 of 13You will definitely need some experience with tools to make this simple feeder, but the instructions are easy to follow.
Find the step-by-step at Curbly
Feeder Planter 3 of 13This feeder and planter in one was made by combining a built birdhouse with a plastic planter pot.
Learn how it was done at The Idea Room
Cement Block 4 of 13This birdhouse is easy to build, but you will need a drill with special bits.
Find out how it's made at Lowe's Creative Ideas
Mesh Bag 5 of 13Make your own bird food mixture, then reuse an old fruit mesh bag to hang it on a tree.
Get the recipe and instructions at Martha Stewart
Painted Mailbox 6 of 13This mailbox is painted so pretty and bright - and the front flap acts as a tray for the birdseed.
Get the step-by-step at Crap I've Made
Coconut House 7 of 13This simple birdhouse was made by drilling out a coconut and removing the insides.
Learn how it was done at Instructables
Stone Decor 8 of 13Decorate a regular wood birdhouse with found stones and an outdoor adhesive.
Get the tutorial at Empress of Dirt
Blue House 9 of 13I love this birdhouse made of simple molding! You'll need to glue two pieces together and paint.
Find out how it was done at Blue Cricket Design
Colorful and Bright 10 of 13I love this birdhouse because it's bright, cheery and an unusual shape.
Visit the post at Condo Blues
Glass Orbs 11 of 13These interesting bird feeders use glass light covers from the thrift store.
Get the instructions at Design Sponge
Simple and Modern 12 of 13This birdhouse is easy if you get the pieces pre-cut at the home improvement store. No woodworking skills are required.
Learn how to DIY it at Curbly
Squirrel Free 13 of 13This bird feeder is very easy to build. The tray stays in place while the baffle rotates, making it squirrel proof.
Get the step-by-step at Instructables
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