28 Free DIY Birdhouse Plans You Can Build Today

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These free birdhouse plans include everything you need to build a birdhouse for your yard. You'll find detailed instructions, diagrams, photos, and materials and supplies lists. Some of the plans even include videos and user tips.

Building a birdhouse is a great beginner project but more details can make it a great project for a more advanced woodworker. Even children can handle a simple birdhouse plan with a little adult assistance.

After you've built a birdhouse, consider building one of these DIY bird feeders.

Choosing a Free Bird House Plan

Before you choose a free DIY bird house plan you'll want to decide where you're going to put the finished house. This will help you decide what type (tree, hanging, pole, etc.) and size of birdhouse you should choose.

Some birdhouses are better than others for certain types of birds. Choose a plan with an entrance hole size that makes sense and is a size that allows the birds plenty of room to nest.

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The Free Bird House Plans

Here are the free birdhouse plans. You'll find everything from simple birdhouses to more advanced homes. Be sure to click on each of the links to find instructions, diagrams, and photos.

Basic Birdhouse Plan: Here's a free birdhouse plan that's a great design for the beginner woodworker or those looking for a quick project.

One-Board DIY Birdhouse: This is an incredibly easy birdhouse plan that uses just one pine board to make.

Backyard Birdhouse Plan: Here's a very cool-looking free birdhouse plan that will make your backyard birds feel like royalty.

Modern Birdhouse Plan: This modern-looking birdhouse uses only half a cedar fence picket to create.

Hanging DIY Birdhouse Plan: This pine birdhouse hangs from a chain that you can hang from a tree or structure.

Modern Birdhouse: Make an A-frame modern birdhouse that embraces the coastal style of natural birch and white painted wood.

Gourd Birdhouses: These unique bird houses are made out of gourds! A hole is added so the birds can get in and out and then it's colorfully painted. What a fun fall time project.

A DIY birdhouse with a pink accent
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How to Build a Birdhouse: With just one plank you can build this stylish birdhouse that will last for years to come.

Red Church Bird House Plan: This plan will build you a bright red church for your birds.

Bird's Nesting Box: Here's a plan for a nesting box that will keep your backyard birds cozy all winter.

Nesting Box Free Plan: Here's a beginner birdhouse plan that encourages you to change the plan as needed for your space.

License Plate Birdhouse: Most of this birdhouse is built with wood, but a metal license plate makes up the roof.

Simple Bird House Plan: This plan will get you a very simple and straightforward birdhouse that can be nailed to a tree or post.

DIY Bluebird House: This birdhouse plan features a great design that can be put together in an afternoon.

Stone Birdhouse: Start out with a pre-built wooden birdhouse and then turn it into something special with this tutorial. You'll learn how to cover the outside with rocks and it create such a neat appearance.

A birdhouse decorated with a penny roof
Dream a Little Bigger

DIY Birdhouse with a Pretty Penny Roof: This is a no-build project where you take an existing birdhouse and add some paint to a pretty penny roof.

Teacup Bird House: No, this isn't a birdhouse made out of a teacup, it's a wooden birdhouse in the shape of a teacup.

Whimsical Birdhouse Plan: You really have to check out this free birdhouse plan, it's truly a piece of functional art.

The Tall Texan Birdhouse Plan: This Tall Texan birdhouse plan will be sure to attract a lot of birds this spring.

DIY Birdhouse Plan: Here's a plan for a straightforward birdhouse that will give the birds protection and allow them to sit outside.

Nesting Box Plan: A nesting box is a place specifically set up for a mating bird couple to come and have their offspring. This will help you build a simple box that the birds will love.

An old clock turned bird house hanging in a tree
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Old Clock Birdhouse: This DIY project proves that you can make a birdhouse out of just about anything! These instructions show you how to purchase an old clock and turn it into a new home for the birds.

Bluebird Bird Houses: Your bluebirds will love these simple birdhouses that are nailed to trees.

Log Cabin Bird Houses: Make your birds this log cabin style home and they'll want to stay forever.

Modern Birdhouse: Not all birdhouses have to be boring, and this modern one will make you smile.

Bluebird House: Here's another plan for a DIY birdhouse, this one is a great classic style that would look great in any yard.

DIY Simple Birdhouse: This is a basic plan for a simple DIY birdhouse. This would be a great one for the kids to help out with.

Rustic Birdhouse: This is more of a makeover project for a birdhouse instead of a building one. An existing birdhouse is taken and made over with twigs and moss to give it a lovely rustic look.

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