Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
For this article I started by searching for birdhouse crafts. I found that although there are a few birdhouse projects, with directions given on how to make them, there weren't enough to write an article on birdhouse crafts alone. So, I decided to add crafts on how to make birds. You'll notice that some of these craft projects have a distinctive modern look and would be a unique addition to the modern decorating style.
Click on yarn birds above to make beautiful birds for your decor.
1. Golden Book Birdhouse
This Golden Book birdhouse would be such a cute nursery room item. A cute baby shower gift also.
2. Yarn Birds
I think this is an outstanding project. Who would have ever believed that you could make beautiful birds like these using yarn. You'll find the pictured instructions for making these birds at the Marrieta site.
3. Tin Can Feeders
This project uses clean paint cans to make bird feeders that hang in a tree. You'll find the tutorial for making the feeders at Mom Endeavors.
4. Flower Pot Bird Bath
This is a great project to make using clay pots and paints. To make this fabulous bird bath, find the instructions at Dot.com Women.
5. Egg Carton Bird Feeder
For a really simple bird feeder that the kids can make and enjoy watching the birds come to feed, you'll want to visit the Ginger Snap Crafts site.
6. Nest and Bird
Imagine using cupcake papers to make little birds.....what a great idea. And how cute they are. This pre-school and little kid art project has instructions given at parents .
7. Scrap Fabric Bird Ornaments
I absolutely think these are the nicest bird ornaments that I've ever seen for decorating a tree. You'll be able to make them by following the instructions at 365 Days of Crafts.
8. Spring Craft Stick Birds
See how to make these Spring craft stick birds by following the tutorial at Kix Cereal.
9. Felt Birds
So cute!! Aren't these some really cute felt birds? Imagine all the ways they could be used: on a mobile in a baby's room, as plant picks, magnets, etc. To find the tutorial for making these cuties, go to Ana Silk Flowers.
10. Birdies in a Paper Plate Nest
Watch a video and make this paper plate bird's nest and pom-pom birdies. This is so cute and extra easy. See the video at Parents.
11. Vintage Teacup Bird Feeder
When you go to garage sales or flea markets, be sure to keep an eye open for vintage teacup You'll find the tutorial for making it at INTIMATE WEDDINGS.
12. Covered Wire Bird Cage
This is an easy project to make and will look so cute on a shelf or the mantel. Make your own little bird cage by following the tutorial given at Pretty Ditty.
13. Redwood Bird House
For the folks that are interested in making wooden bird houses, this redwood bird house is a real beauty in it's simplicity. The instructions for making the bird house is found at the Sunset site.
14. Ultimate Recycle Bird Bath
Recycling is something we can all enjoy, and dreaming up good uses for used items is sometimes hard to do. But this bird bath made using an old lamp, shows how easy it can be done. Go to SECOND CHANCE TO DREAM to see how to make this bird bath.
15. Shredded Paper Nest
There have been times when I've searched for ideas to make a simple bird nest to either display eggs or a bird, and this is exactly what I needed. The instructions for making this shredded paper nest is found at hello, Wonderful.
16. Burlap Bird Ornaments
I am a big fan of burlap crafts so these burlap bird ornaments really appeal to me. You'll find the tutorial for making these cute little bird ornaments at The Country Chic Cottage.
17. Fabulous Paper Mache Birds
These beautiful birds are found on the that artist woman site. These would be so much fun to make.
18. Softie Owl
This little softie owl needs a loving home. Make one for a friend or for yourself. Too cute!!
19. Pom Pom Birds
These are such special looking little birdies. I can imagine making a mobile with them for a baby's room or a girl's room. Find the tutorial for this cool project at mollymoo .
20. Birdie Condo
For a shabby chic look, paint all the birdhouses white and sand the edges. There are so many ways to make this birdhouse unique and one of a kind. For the directions, go to Cathie Filian.
21. Rustic Birdhouse
This birdhouse made from barn wood has a distinctive rustic look. For the directions, go to Barn Geek.com.
22. Birds in a Nest
Even the littlest kids will love making these bluebirds in a nest. Find the directions at Free Kids Crafts.
This is really a cool looking bird feeder and see what it's made from. The directions for this feeder are at favecrafts.
24. Colorful Paper Birds
You'll learn how to make this cute colorful paper bird at I Heart Crafty Things. This is a great project to customize any way that you wish.
25. Birdhouse Ornament
You could make a whole tree full of these and have the little kids help. Different colors or trims will change the looks. Go to that artist woman for the directions for this project.
26. Haunted Bird House
Decorate for Halloween with this outstanding haunted bird house. You will find the directions at Bits of Me...The Crafty Mom.
27. Plush Birdies
Easy to make and yet so cute. You'll want to stick some of these little birdies in gift baskets. Find out how to make them by going to Bird's Party.
28. Embroidered Birds
Make a beautiful embroidered birds to give to a friend or for your own use.
29. Owl Mug Wrap
I can see making owl mug wraps as gifts for teachers or office mates, as well as for family gifts. The instructions for making this owl mug wrap are found at the RED HEART site.
30. Birdhouse in the Square
So simple and so pretty, these birdhouses will be a snap to make. For the directions, go to Canadian Living.
31. Paperback Bird
Now you've got a great way to use up old paperback books that you didn't want to just toss. You'll find out how to make these birds at STYLISH TRENDY.
32. Coffee Can Birdhouse
Don't throw away those empty coffee cans, you can make a home for a birdie instead. You'll find the directions at AllFreeCrafts.com.
33. Angry Bird
Angry Birds are all the craze and you can make by finding the directions at A Creative Project.
34. Cardboard Tube Birds
I love this simple, colorful project that is made with cardboard tubes. The kids will have a blast painting and decorating tubes to make into birds by following the instructions at CRAFTS BY Amanda.
35. Birds On a Stick
36. Blanket Stitch Felt Robin
A very simple felt bird that can be used in any number of ways. The instructions and templates for making this little robin can be found at Downeast Thunder Farm. Make other birds by changing the colors of felt you choose.
37. Bird Plant Pokes
Make these little fun foam birds to enjoy in your garden or house plants. Go to LIFESTYLE HOW STUFF WORKS for the instructions to make the plant pokes.
38. Sculpted Bird
This is a paper mache project that I think is absolutely beautiful. Go to THE SHINY SHINY DESIGN COMPANY for the directions.
39. Paper Rosette Birds
Here's a sweet project for kids of all ages. Get all the directions by going to Artsy Momma for the instructions.
40. Bluebird Brooch
Here is a cute crocheted bluebird brooch for the folks that love to make crocheted gifts for their loved ones. You'll find the crochet directions for this little brooch at Momtastic DIY.
41. Tabletop Birdie Nest
I really like the looks of this little tabletop project. If you want to try it, the directions are at Parents.
42. Watercolor Stacked Little Birdies
The kids will love doing their own watercolor painting. You'll find a pictured step-by-step tutorial on how to make these watercolor stacked little birdies.
43. Sparkling Bird Ornament
Use old Christmas cards or calendar pages to make beautiful bird ornaments. Find the instructions by going to Kids & Glitter.
44. Bird Ornament
I can think of so many ways to use this extra attractive bird. The tutorial for this project can be found at harbor breeze home.
45. Refrigerator Magnets
Leave messages on your refrigerator using these cute little bird magnets. Find the instructions for making them at Robin Rane's Weblog.
46. Tissue Birds
This is a great project to do with the little kids. Go to Parents to see how easily this is to do.
47. Owl Egg
You'll find the tutorial for making this paper mache owl at My Owl Barn. This would be a fun project to do with friends.
48. Big Cardboard Birds
This is one project that I'll be doing with my grandkids this summer. I love the idea of "big" birds, and I know the kids will love making them. The instructions are found at Krokotak.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer
Some Birdie Told Me - you'd leave a message.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on April 16, 2015:
Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I've found the sculpted bird project on another site and have changed the link. I certainly appreciate it when a problem is found and mentioned. Because the link was broken, I didn't get a message warning me. So, thanks again, rhodena, for giving me a heads up.
rhodena on April 13, 2015:
Your sculpted bird is nice, but your directions to get instructions is less than working. I went to the link, there are 3000 video, non that are for sculpted birds, paper mache, or diy. Could you please put an actual link to the instructions, or, the name of the video. Thank you.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on December 24, 2014:
Thanks, Nautical Oceans, for the nice comment. I'm sorry this note is so late coming. The busyness of Christmas!
Nautical Oceans from South Wales UK on December 22, 2014:
AWWW, these are sooo cute, thank you!
stylishimo1 on January 31, 2013:
I was just about to make a page called birdhouse crafts and was looking for some on google, when I saw your page, it's so nice that I deleted mine :)
hessa johnson on June 10, 2012:
I really like the birdhouse ideas. Thank you!
anonymous on March 23, 2012:
Love the Pencil Birds :) Very cute!
Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on March 18, 2012:
Birds are so cool and I like arts & crafts enough that these would look good to me in my house! Squid Angel blessing!
puppyprints on March 10, 2012:
When I was a kid, we used to make bird feeders out of plastic gallon milk jugs. Things have gotten a lot more creative (and more beutiful) since then!
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on March 09, 2012:
Oh these projects are sweet! I love that bird house in the introductory paragraph! I may have to give that a whirl!
bames24 lm on March 08, 2012:
Great lens... very creative :)
lilymom24 on February 29, 2012:
Nice inspirational lens with great ideas on homemade bird houses. =)
Johann The Dog from Northeast Georgia on February 19, 2012:
These are cute!