Having a bird bath in your garden is beneficial for the birds and it can bring you hours of joy, too!
Birds help control pests in the garden, they are also pollinators, they can help with weeds, and their “droppings” also help with fertilization – PLUS they are fun to watch and listen to!
DIY Bird Baths
When I was a kid my grandparents had a table in the middle of the backyard. My grandfather would spread birdseed on the table every day and we would sit inside the “screened-in porch” and watch the birds come and go and enjoy the seed.
He also had a birdbath, so often when they finished eating, they would head over to it and splash around. That’s one of my favorite memories from visiting them.
So, today I thought it might be fun to explore some DIY birdbaths that we can make at home to enjoy the birds that come our way and to invite some new ones.
Let’s get started:
Teacups can make an adorable bird bath!
To make this adorable birdbath, find a mismatched teacup and saucer combo from your cabinet or local thrift store.
Glue the cup to the saucer, this will make for a a tiny bath for your birds.
Set it on top of a tree stump or an overturned pot in your garden, and watch the birds fly in to enjoy your creation!
Here’s another fun variation of the teacup birdbath you can try:
Find an old teapot and some saucers (you can mix and match them for fun).
Stack them to form a teapot tower.
Set it near your plants or flowers for a fun addition to your garden as well as a great invitation to the birds.
Don’t toss those old CDs just yet – if you still have any! Turn them into a shiny birdbath.
Take your old CD’s and arrange them in a bowl shape with the shiny side up.
Secure them in place with glue or strong waterproof tape.
Put it in your garden and you’ll see the sunlight glimmer from it in different patterns all day. The birds will be drawn in and love it.
CD Birth Bath 2.0
You can add even more fun and design to your CD bird bath.
Paint the CD birdbath with your favorite colors, this will make a kaleidoscope that is beautiful when the sun hits it.
Vintage Bird Bath
You can even make a nostalgic bird bath to invite them into your garden.
Find an old pedestal sink at a second hand shop or yard sale.
Clean it up, give it a fresh coat of paint, and put it in your garden.
It’s just that easy!
Water Garden Bird Bath
Let’s make that bird bath even more inviting by making t a water garden.
Fill your bird bath with plants that do well in water, like water lilies or lotus flowers.
You can even add a fountain. <— I used this one, it’s solar powered and it has several different patterns and they are not expensive at all.
Terra Cotta Birdbath Tower
Terra Cotta pots in the garden are classic. They make a great pot for planting and more!
Find three or more terra cotta pots of different sizes.
Stack them upside down, argest at the bottom, and secure each pot with strong adhesive.
Finish with a shallow dish on the top.
Paint it in bright colors or a mosaic pattern to make a beautiful piece of garden art.
Terra Cotta Tower 2.0
Make your terra cotta tower into a sparkling bird bath.
The shimmering water will bring in the birds. This makes a beautiful addition to any garden and it’s functional, too!
Upcycled Sink Bird Bath
Here’s a birdbath idea that involves recycling old sinks.
Find an old sink from a thrift store or yard sale.
Mount it on a sturdy stand or create a custom base.
This makes a great place for many birds to gather and enjoy while you enjoy their antics!
Below are a few more fun ideas I found while scouring the web!
Whatever kind of bird bath you decide on for your garden just remember that bringing birds into your garden is beneficial in many ways.
They bring joy to watch and listen to, they can pollinate your plants, they can fertilize your plants, they can help keep weeds down in the garden and they can help get rid of pests in the garden.
Having a bird bath in your garden is definitely a win-win! So which one are you thinking of making? Or do you have one in mind that you’d like to create?
Please share it with us in the comments below we’d love to hear your thoughts.