Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5

Do you ever find yourself walking aimlessly through the dollar store when inspiration strikes? Such was the case the other day when they were stocking the shelves with wooden birdhouses.



I also grabbed candlesticks in two different styles and got to work making DIY indoor birdhouse decor for under $5. They are a fun spring or summer craft idea and I'll show you how easy they are to make.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor For Under $5

I have a soft spot for birdhouses which stems back from my childhood. My Pepère was a carpenter and built an entire birdhouse village in my grandparent's backyard. I adored those birdhouses and my Memère and I would sit on the back porch watching the birds for hours.



Thanks to that childhood memory, while not an entire village, I have several birdhouses in our backyard. I even used birdhouses as fence post caps on our DIY Louvered Door Garden Fence.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

Besides having them outdoors, I also love to incorporate birdhouses into my seasonal decor indoors. So I displayed these pretty little birdhouses on the DIY Built-In Bookcase and Vintage Door DIY Headboard in our master bedroom.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

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What You'll Need To Make Them

Almost everything you need to make these indoor birdhouses can be purchased at the dollar store and Michaels. But if I've also included links to alternative supplies. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.



Supply List

Small Wooden Birdhouse

Glass Candlestick

Wooden Candlestick

Metal Bird

Balsa Wood Picket Fence

Gold Metallic Craft Paint

Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint

Old White Chalk Paint

Graphite Chalk Paint

E6000 Glue



Indoor Birdhouse With Upcycled Glass Candlestick Base

Both birdhouses are painted similar colors but each one has a different upcycled candlestick base. We'll start with the one with the glass base.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

Pictured below are the supplies I used. I had a different vision initially but decided to repaint the birdhouse in softer muted colors for spring.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

First, the wood birdhouse was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Old White. The roof, perch, and picket fence were painted Duck Egg Blue. I highlighted the finial on the top and the base with Gold Metallic craft paint to pull the gold elements from our master bedroom.



Once the paint dried I simply attached the glass candlestick to the base of the birdhouse with E6000 glue. I also attached a mini picket fence and metal bird that I had in my stash to embellish the birdhouse.



Indoor Birdhouse With Upcycled Wood Candlestick Base

This next birdhouse is a different style than the first one and has an upcycled wooden candlestick base.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

Just like the previous birdhouse, glue the wooden candlestick onto the bottom of the birdhouse with E6000 glue.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

The base of the candlestick is too narrow to support the weight of the birdhouse so I attached a wood block to the bottom with E6000. I let the glue cure 12-hours before moving onto the next step.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

I painted a base coat on the birdhouse with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Graphite, a dark gray. Next, I painted over the graphite with just one coat of Old White chalk paint. For a shabby chic finish, I distressed the white paint with 220 grit sandpaper to reveal the dark gray underneath.



The window and roof trim are painted Duck Egg Blue and also distressed with 220-grit sandpaper.



Easy DIY Indoor Birdhouse Decor for under $5 with dollar store birdhouses and glass or wood candlesticks, for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor.

I told you it was easy! It's a fun spring craft idea to do with your kids or while watching your favorite television show. Even better, if you're lucky enough to be enjoying spring like temperatures, then paint these outdoors.



Here's another indoor birdhouse idea but instead of paint, I used dollar store napkins for this Decoupage Indoor Birdhouse.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by the cute pedestal birdhouses. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed these indoor birdhouse ideas, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Spring Decor Ideas or Birdhouse Decor board on Pinterest.




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  1. These are adorable Marie! I always walk up and down the aisles too haha! :-)

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    1. Thanks Christina! Rarely do I come home from Dollarama with supplies for just one DIY project and most often fill the dang cart. Dangerous place for me. LOL

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  2. Love, love, love your master bedroom Marie, but I think I may have said that before ;-) And aren't those little birdhouses just to adorable. They look like something you'd buy in a Parisienne decor boutique. So lovely

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    1. You are so kind Michelle, thank you! ♡ I have a thing for bird decor too. Can you tell I love the outdoors! LOL

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  3. Maria, I just pinned this!! So cute. I think I have all the supplies to make one of these in my craft cabinet right now. And I just may. Thank you for the darling idea. Now I'm off to peek at the blue wall. Is that a stencil I spied?? Gorgeous!!

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    1. Hi Kim, so glad you like this Spring decor idea and have everything you need to make it in your stash. As for the blue wall, you probably realize now that you've read the post that it is a stencil. I stenciled it a few years ago and haven't grown tired of it. I'm hope you like it!

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  4. Love these Marie. So cute. I am so happy to see you love the daddy daughter Prayer duet. They are amazing. We all need a little peace for our souls these days. Have a good weekend.

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    1. It was so beautiful, thank you for sharing! It was just what I needed this morning and set a more positive tone to my day. A good weekend back to you my friend. xo Glad you liked the birdhouses. I know, like me, you love incorporating them into your decor.

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  5. These are adorable! I love the idea of putting them on pedestals.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! They are a fun and easy craft project, perfect for these times spent indoors.

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  6. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  7. These are just the cutest Marie! I love the colours you chose! So cute to pop on a shelf and smile at everyday!

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    1. Thank you, Sam 😀 I have them in our cottage style bedroom and they look so cute on the headboard ledge. They make me smile whenever I look at them.

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  8. The finish you did on the little birdhouse is what makes it special. I have seen these bird houses a few times, but wasn't sure about how to finish them so they don't look dollar store, or childlike. These are beautiful Marie

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    1. Thanks so much, Leanna 😀 That was my concern too when I bought them and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. My favorite is definitely the one with the wooden candlestick base. They look adorable on the headboard ledge in our cottage style bedroom.

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