DIY Bird Bath From a Clay Garden Pot


I recently added a sunny flower garden to my house, complete with plants that attract birds, like sunflowers and phlox. I wanted to add a bird bath, but they can be expensive, so I created one of my own by using a large but simple clay pot and a clay pot saucer. I love how my new bird bath came out!
My new DIY bird bath from a clay pot and saucer
My new bird bath holds just enough water for the birds
Purple phlox in my side yard's new flower garden
Another view of my home's southern-exposure flower garden
My home's new sunny flower garden. I am hoping the sunflowers (the tall plants by the window) will bloom soon!
A closeup shot of my new garden
Lillies in my new garden
The pot and saucer (from Home Depot) that I used to create my new bird bath

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  • Lynne
    on Dec 20, 2016

    Did you have to treat the tray with anything to waterproof it? I love the idea and I've already put that on my spring to do list.

    • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
      on Dec 22, 2016

      I didn't treat the tray. It worked well for a while, but now the tray doesn't hold water as long, so it might be good to treat the tray, as long as it wouldn't be harmful to the birds.

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  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Dec 20, 2016

    I didn't treat it with anything to waterproof it, but perhaps that might be a good idea. Now that I've had my birdbath for several years, it doesn't seem to hold water as long as it used to. Thanks for your question!

  • Lynne
    on Dec 21, 2016

    Thank you for your answer I plan on making one or two this spring. They are going to look great in my flower gardens!

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