I love birds in my yard. LOVE. Here at TGG we have feeders and bird baths that we keep active all year round to attract the little guys. Birds help connect us to nature, and therefore our gardens. And bird baths provide water and a place to bathe for our feathered friends. Oh, and they are great garden decor as well! So here we go. Adorable and unique DIY bird bath ideas!
Homemade Bird Bath Making Tips
When it comes down to it, a bird bath is just a shallow container that holds water sat onto a base. So there are more ways to build a bird bath than ways a three year old can ask “why?”! Before you build your bird bath, keep these tips in mind:
- Clean your bird bath every few days, even in the winter.
- In cold areas, a heated bird bath will bring all the neighborhood birds right to your birdie hot tub. (Check Amazon)
- Place your bird bath where predators such as cats and dogs can’t hide in waiting.
DIY Bird Bath Ideas & Projects
We love this first project from ‘Birds & Blooms‘. It’s a pretty simple DIY terra cotta and mosaic bird bath idea. They have a full tutorial showing how easy it is to apply the glass tiles to the terra cotta saucer resulting in a beautiful mosaic effect!
One of our favorites from our friends over at ‘The Art Of Doing Stuff’. This project is simple and uses just a candle plate from Ikea and 3 dowels or old broom handles. Check out the tutorial here. We were also thinking that doing this project with copper pipe instead of the dowels would be cool… especially as they patina with age!
This DIY bird bath idea is simply an old candlestick, a pretty plate and some Gorilla Glue! Great repurposed bird bath! If the candlestick is hollow (or you can drill out the bottom) insert a stake into the ground, then slip the candlestick over the stake to give it more stability. If it’s a heavy metal candlestick, you have it made!
Another one from ‘The Art Of Doing Stuff’. This one can be done for free! Check out the tutorial here.
This unique DIY bird bath idea would be a pretty choice for a cottage style garden… glass beads add the mosaic feature, and of course you can choose the glassware to determine the overall style… A quick trip to the dollar store (or your cabinets!) and some Gorilla Glue or construction adhesive is all it takes. Complete (super easy!) tutorial at ‘Dollar Tree’.
Love this terra cotta DIY bird bath idea from ‘Martha Stewart’. Made with ordinary Terra cotta bowls and plant pots, this is easy and inexpensive . You might even have the materials right in your garden shed!
Check out this DIY bird bath fountain. Obviously you can do this without the fountain of course! Check out the tutorial at ‘Dailykos.com’.
Another unique bird bath idea from ‘Birds and Blooms‘. They used playground sand, Portland cement and a giant garden leaf to create this one of a kind project. Easy instructions. Looks so natural in the garden!
We came across this one from ‘Funky Junk Interiors‘. It’s so cute and simple that we had to add it. Have an old metal garbage can lid (with no holes)? Flip it over, and add water. Your done! So Funky!
So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed our post on DIY Bird Bath Ideas. We have another post on DIY bird feeders that you might want to check out. Also, head on over to our sister site TBD and check out our post 12 DIY Backyard Ideas for Patios, Porches and Decks.