The Best DIY Bird Baths

Bird Baths are a great way to encourage our feathered friends to come around, and give them a much needed reprieve from the heat and/or a drink. If you love bird watching and want a way to bring more of them around, the following are some creative ideas to help you entice the birdies with a cool place to bathe.

Connecting with nature is incredible. The more we can live in harmony with the creatures that we share this Earth with, the better our lives are for it.

Why not invest in making or purchasing a bird bath to enhance the beauty of your yard and bring birds to it?

These are some of the best DIY bird baths for you to consider creating.

Most of these are easy to make, so find one in your wheelhouse and give it a try!

Flower Pot Bird Bath

Flower Pot Bird Bath

Create a simple, easy to make, attractive bird bath using a new pot or a recycled broken pot from your yard.

Skill level: Beginner

Source: GardenGateMagazine.com


Mosaic Iris Bird Bath

Mosaic Iris Bird Bath

A gorgeous and intricate mosaic bird bath. Advanced skill levels would be required to create and assemble something like this.

Skill level: Advanced

Source: blog.mosaicartsupply.com


Family Backyard Bird Bath

Family Backyard Bird Bath

A great family weekend project – this bird bath is simple to make and would be fun to put together with your kids.

Skill level: Beginner

Source: childhood101.com


Simple Bricks Bird Bath

Simple Bricks Bird Bath

This easy to assemble brick bird bath base is made with any scrap bricks you have lying around, and doesn’t even require mortar.

Skill level: Beginner

Source: robinsnestingplace.blogspot.com


Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Using a tomato cage and a terra cotta pot bottom, make a low maintenance bird bath that is very easy to clean.

Skill level: Beginner

Source: MyLifeAbundant.com


Recycled CD/DVD Bird Bath

Flower Pot Bird Bath

A great way to recycle and give those old cds and dvds a new purpose as a bright, beautiful and functional decoration in the yard.

Skill level: Intermediate

Source: ZestItUp.com


Broken Pots Mosaic Bird Bath

Broken Pots Mosaic Bird Bath

A video tutorial on how to make a mosaic bird bath out of old broken pots and glass beads.

Skill level: Intermediate

Source: YourHouseaHomeTV.com


Cement Leaf Bird Bath

Cement Leaf Bird Bath

This tutorial will walk you through making a large leaf-like bird bath out of cement.

Skill level: Intermediate

Source: birdsandblooms.com


Candle Stick Bird Bath

Candle Stick Bird Bath

Using recycled materials from the thrift store, you can take a candlestick holder and a pot lid to make a bird bath using this tutorial.

Skill level: Beginner

Source: MyRepurposedLife.com


Upcycled Plant Stand Bird Bath

Upcycled Plant Stand Bird Bath

Trash-to-treasure plant stand repurposed into a bird bath (or plant holder).

Skill level: Beginner

Source: starcreative.ca



Safety Precautions

Home-made bird baths can also be dangerous if proper care is not taken to keep these safe for birds.

In order to keep your bird bath safe, follow these instructions.

    • Always keep your bird bath clean and free from debris or harmful contaminants (such as feces or mold)
    • Wash your bird bath out every couple days to make sure it has fresh water
    • Keep your bird bath away from predators such as cats or other animals which prey on birds
    • Only fill your bird bath with 2 inches of water at most – birds can drown in deeper water
    • Make sure your materials are safe for animals – don’t use glues or chemicals that can hurt them
    • Make sure your bird bath doesn’t have any sharp edges, metal or glass that could potentially cut the birds

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