Glenn: Maybe this will help
Hi Glenn, here are some great ideas. Hope one of them help... https://www.thespruce.com/diy-bird-baths-4172975
We're making one right now. We're placing a galvanized pan on top of an old milk can and putting some pretty stones in the pan to anchor it in place. I saw the idea on Pinterest.
An old lamp always makes a nice base. Add a pretty bowl to the top and you're all set!
Try these: https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=bird%20bath
I have one now, and have been thinking about making one. Here are my thoughts so far:
I want to use a container or basin that is waterproof.
I want something easy to clean.
I want something different, but, not "crazy".
I'm thinking of adding a solar pump to create a water feature that both the birds and I can enjoy.
Right now I am thinking of a galvanized, round or oval.
An alternative is a large planter, but it would have to contain the water and not be too deep.
For the solar pump idea, I need to place it where it gets several hours of sun.
There are hundreds of ideas out there, and I hope that you share your project when you do it! Good luck and stay safe!
Use a shallow basin and a solar water fountain! Our neighbors use a tree stump and a square cement patio paver as their stand with the bowl on top...it looks very beautiful!
Birds love moving water especially hummingbirds so here are a couple of ideas
Here are a bunch of ideas for DIY bird baths: https://www.hometalk.com/search/all?filter=bird%20bath
I also made a birth bath from a clay garden post and it was easy: https://momhomeguide.com/how-to-make-diy-bird-bath/
You could take two large vases glue them bottom to bottom then stand up add a large bowl plastic or glass and add water you could paint the out side if you want but it looks nice like that the vases have to be tall like 12 or 18 inches and streight