Making DIY Bird Baths are a caring gesture for birds (our flying friends) and other animals in summer that beautify our backyard (garden, outdoor area). I am going to share some beautiful and easy bird bath projects that are sure to inspire your love for decorating your outdoor surroundings. Include your kids in painting and decorating the bird bath projects, be sure to check out gardening with kids.
Best DIY Bird Baths
Find amazing ideas to make DIY bird baths using pans, clay pots, terracotta pots, planters, cans, saucers, trays and so much more. There are ideas to recycle old items into birdbaths as well.
1. Garbage can bird bath
Make Garbage Can Bird Bath using galvanized garbage can and lid.
2. Make bird bath with bowls
DIY Bowl Bird Bath using bowl and old china glued upside down on a copper pipe. You can substitute it with dishes, small candy dish or custard cup. Use E-6000 to stick the parts together. This is a great idea for using beautiful bowls and cups into making bird baths on a post.
3. Modern bird bath
Replace a cast iron bird bath with DIY plate bird bath that looks modern and chic. An inexpensive project to make an expensive looking garden art piece. You will need 3 wood dowels, stain and shallow dish or bowl.
4. Baking pan bird bath
5. Flower pot bird bath
Make a homemade bird bath with terra cotta flower pots stacked up and terra cotta tray on the top. I love the use of art to involve kids into making a bath for our flying friends. Add a cute birdhouse nearby too.
6. Expensive DIY bird baths flip
7. DIY Bird bath from flower pots
8. Planter bird bath
Spray paint planters to make bird bath. Arrange them and stack to make a pillar and add planter tray on the top for birds to bath.
9. Make a distressed birdbath
Make an adorable pink birdbath by painting clay pots and distress them from the sides with sand paper. Now add some artificial flowers and bird to decorate it.
10. Succulent bird bath
This is a bit different idea. But if your birdbath is broken and doesn’t hold water anymore, try planting succulents in it. You can also add a bowl between the succulents to make a tiny birdbath in succulent arrangement.
11. Fairy garden bird bath
Repurpose an old birdbath into fairy garden. Here’s one fairy garden I made for the front porch. You can insert a bowl in the soil if your surface is large to create a pool in which birds can enjoy cleaning their feathers and play.
12. Terracotta bird bath
Here’s a cute birdbath made with pots stacked together. Paint the pots. Use decorative tissue paper and white glue/ mod podge to affix design on the pots. Rub it with a sponge to remove tissue paper. Instead you can use ceramic dishes with designs and decorative colors as well.
13. Backyard bird bath
Spray paint clay pots in different colors to make a colorful birdbath for your backyard or home garden. Add a butterfly feeder as well for more magic.
14. Colorful bird bath
Add a splash of color to pots and make these cute project.
15. Clay pot bird bath
Use clay pots, spray paint and kwik seal to make this amazing piece. Start by stacking pots and sealing them together with kwik seal. Make the pots look like concrete by spray painting them with gray spray primer. Once it dries, use acrylic white paint and water it down and brush over the pots for white wash look.
16. How to make bird bath?
Encourage your kids to love nature by making a simple clay bird bath. Place it in your yard and see animals small and large come for a sip of water. Use paint to make the activity more fun for kids to complete.
17. Repurposed sink bird bath
Make a unique birdbath from vintage wall-mount sink. You will need drain plug to keep water in the sink. PVC pipe to act as pole for the sink and screws to drill the sink basin into the tree trunk for extra support.
18. Mosaic bird bath
Make a DIY mosaic birdbath with broken china or glass tiles. This looks expensive and difficult to make but is very easy. The height of the bowl is perfect to attract bathing birds. Set the tiles using water resistant tile adhesive. Then use outdoor penetrating grout to seal glass tiles in the terra cotta tray.
Birdbath Maintenance tips
- Clean your birdbath by scrubbing it with brush or sponge and water. Use a cap full of vinegar or bleach to remove stubborn algae. Rinse thoroughly.
- Reapply grout sealer once a year or two to prolong your bird bath’s life and beauty.
- Prevent the birdbath from cracking and chipping by bringing it inside in freezing winters.
19. Homemade bird bath
20. Fountain bird bath
Use clay pots, clay saucers and glue to make a birdbath that looks like fountain. Use paint and clear acrylic spray sealer for outdoors or polyurethane. You can use liquid nails, silicone adhesive or heavy duty outdoor glue to seal pots together.
21. Stacked stones DIY bird bath
22. DIY bird bath
Another take on fun Mosaic Bird Bath.
23. Make your own bird bath
Make your own bird bath with terracotta pot, old brass lamp, and saucer. You can substitute lamp with candle holder or spindle.
24. DIY hanging bird bath
Make a hanging bird bath using faux nest or wreath as base for the bath. Place a glass bowl in the nest and use glue to seal it in place. Use string or burlap thread to hang it on the tree or patio roof.
I hope you enjoyed these inspirational ideas for making bird baths for your garden.
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