30 Adorable DIY Bird Bath Ideas That Are Easy and Fun to Build
Bird baths are essential for every bird-friendly landscape. While there are many different types of bird baths you can buy, there are even more ways to create your own bath with upcycled, recycled, or repurposed materials, no matter what your level of crafting skill. These 10 creative projects offer plenty of opportunities for creativity and personalization while still providing water to your favorite backyard birds in fun and imaginative ways.
- 01of 10 Tippy Pots Planter and Bath Home Stories A to Z There are many ways to use clay pots to make DIY bird baths, from simple towers to creative stacking, but this topsy turvy design is one of the most fun and whimsical options. Bold colors make the project pop, and the tipped pots make perfect planters for flowers, herbs, ferns, or other greenery. Add flowers for hummingbirds or seed-bearing flowers to attract even more birds. DIY Garden Planter & Bird Bath from Home Stories A to Z
- 02of 10 Recycled Glassware Bird Bath Flea Market Gardening Pedestal bird baths are popular designs, but your pedestal doesn’t have to be boring or plain. Recycling glassware is a great option for a bird bath with extra sparkle and flair, and who doesn’t have old vases, platters, and plates gathering dust in a cupboard or piling up at a thrift store? Put them to good use by creating a bird bath that will add vintage style to the yard. Recycled Glassware Bird Bath from Flea Market Gardening
- 03of 10 Teapot Bird Bath Morena’s Corner Add storybook whimsy to the garden and invite birds to a tea party with this teapot bird bath stack. Mismatched cups, saucers, and teapots can blend together with a coat of paint, creating a memorable and fun design that is a great companion to a teapot birdhouse. Use your own miscellaneous crockery or visit thrift stores or yard sales for a wide variety of choices to turn into a DIY bird bath. Teapot Bird Bath Garden Art from Morena’s Corner
- 04of 10 One-of-a-Kind Bird Bath DecoArt This stacked bird bath allows you to express your creativity with different colors and by filling the stacked vases with a variety of items. Try pebbles, marbles, colored gravel, seashells, colored sand, yarn scraps, tumbled rocks, or any other fun fillers for unique colors and textures. The wood slice separators give the project consistency as well as good stability. Homemade Bird Bath from DecoArt
- 05of 10 Stacked Stone Bird Bath Our Fairfield Home & Garden The rustic look of this simple stone stack will add structure and an easy water feature in more natural gardens. Galvanized trash can lids are perfect for bird bath basins, and if the lids are a bit bumped and dented, so much the better for a weathered look. Stones added inside the basin give birds more perching space and keep the lids sturdily in place. Stacked Stone Bird Bath from Our Fairfield Home & Garden
- 06of 10 Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath Sadie Seasongoods Hanging bird baths are a great choice for hanging below balconies, from awnings, or from large tree branches, and this easy glass lid bath is a simple but perfect project to attract birds with water. The chain adds durability and stability to hang the bath, but the lid can easily be removed to wash (even in the dishwasher) when it is time to clean the bird bath. Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bathfrom Sadie Seasongoods
- 07of 10 Cute Serving Dish Bird Bath HomeJelly Dollar stores and thrift stores have a wide variety of colorful serving bowls and platters that can make stunning bird baths. This project adds even more custom flair with a carved table leg (recycled, of course!) as the pedestal, complete with a stability platform to be sure the bird bath can support all its feathered visitors without tilting or tipping. Cute Serving Bowl Bird Bath from HomeJelly
- 08of 10 Repurposed Lamp Bird Bath Thrifty Rebel Vintage Turning an old lamp into a DIY bird bath is one bright idea, and you don’t need an electrician’s license to do it. What you do need is an old, ornate lamp you’d find at a thrift store, resale shop, or yard sale, and your favorite paint color to give it some pop. Add a crystal basin or other bowl for the water, and your birds will love the opportunity for an elegant bath.
The first use might seem a little obvious considering it is called a bird bath. But I actually use my bird baths as an open feeder for my bees as well. I love that it is being functional for maintaining bees while its true purpose is hidden in plain sight.
So whether you just want to attract new birds to your yard, or if you have another use for a bird bath, then you’ll want to keep on reading.
Because I’m bringing you a variety of DIY bird baths. They will add some character to your property without putting a dent in your wallet.
Here are the DIY bird bath ideas:
1. The Vase and Plate Bird Bath
This bird bath looks very dainty. You’ll need old vases and plates. Then you’ll stack and secure them together.
Finally, you’ll add rock or sand at the bottom to make it sturdier. You could easily create this bird bath on a budget by searching thrift stores.
2. The Barnyard Terra Cotta Bird Bath
There are lots of different designs for a terra cotta bird bath. I will be bringing you a few in this post. This tutorial actually shows you a variety of design ideas and heights.
But I wanted to share with you was the barnyard design. It is very charming and creative. It would make a great addition to any home and help to make it feel more inviting to your guests and the birds.
3. The Pebble Terra Cotta
This bird bath is another made my stacked terra cotta pots and the terra cotta plate that usually sits beneath the pot to help catch water.
Well, in this instance the plate goes on top of the upside stacked terra cotta. Plus, they painted the pots and then stuck pebbles all around the base to give it a nice decorative design