I LOVE handmade birdhouses and feeders! Especially the most unique and intricate ones, which are not always easy to find – BUT then I did some scouring high and low and I was totally surprised at what’s out there!
If you will recall from earlier you know I am always on the lookout for the most unusual birdhouses you can make, but sometimes it can be time-consuming if you are seeking a gift of a birdhouse over plans for one.
My first experience with making birdhouses dates back to a job program I was a part of once, a long long time ago – we were working on a watershed project and focusing energy on creating a bird sanctuary. We had a blast putting them together and I got the privilege of painting pictures of different birds on the sides. You can see a couple of them here – they have faded a little, but yep that’s my handiwork!
Anyway, let’s get on with what I know you’re dying to see – some of the most intriguing birdhouses and feeders I have stumbled across. Enjoy!
I know I have a tendency to “save the best for last” but this one I found above, I HAD to show it right away – this is a birdhouse AND feeder! It’s completely one of a kind made from real wood but here’s the clincher; you can cover it with birdseed using a substrate like peanut butter. And when it’s gone, just reseed again with a fresh batch. Definitely should be high on the list for a bird lover.
There are a variety of different styles in addition to this one shown, and the type of birds you can hope to attract will vary depending on your region and the type of seed you use. As a special bonus, it’s got an addition of habanero flakes to repel those pesky squirrels!
I really like the rustic look of this one I found that is suited best for small wild birds like chickadees, wrens, etc. First off, it’s made from real wood, which is a must because one time a few years ago I bought a birdhouse at one of those plant nursery places that I thought was cute to use a s a prototype to make my own.
Later I found out it was made from junk particle board – when I discovered the corners of it were peeling apart – bummer! This one will look great anywhere plus it has a hanging cable built in.
I thought this one here was so cute; it’s made with authentic-looking New England/Cape Cod styling…everything down to the little flowerboxes outside the windows!
If you have ever been drawn to the birdhouses made from gourds which used to be popular once, I think you will enjoy this one I came across that is shaped like an acorn. It’s constructed from poplar wood and will hold up well plus it will blend in well with your backyard decor too.
Think wood is the only good handcrafted birdhouse material? Think again, this one I found is made from wool felt! I thought this one shaped like a mini RV was too darn cute – what do you think? could you see a family of birds making this their newest hotspot??
This company makes a whole line of felt birdhouses in different styles and shapes. As a special note, there is some shredded paper stuffed inside to retain their shape while on its way to you.
….Anyway, these are the top five finalists for the most unique handmade birdhouses and feeders! 🐦I really enjoyed hunting for these…which of them is YOUR favorite?