DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath

5 Materials
1 Hour

I needed a small bird bath that would withstand the Florida sun and heat. Not easy to find. So, whats a gardener to do? Make one!
Items you need: Any size and color tomato cage Wire cutters Outdoor spray paint in a color of your choice Polyurethane clear spray Terracotta pot bottom the same size as the top of your tomato cage I chose a green tomato cage to be hidden in the garden but there are so many fun colors out there today to choose from. I also took my terracotta pot bottom and painted it with a couple coats of outdoor blue paint I had in the garage and also spray sealed it. I thought the color of the blue gave it a swimming pool effect.
I had hubby cut off right above the bottom ring of the tomato cage so it wouldn’t be so high in the garden. You wouldn’t have to do this if you have a larger garden or want it to be tall and let plants grow up the tomato cage.
Insert the tomato cage in the garden and just lay the pot bottom on top and fill with water. What I also love about the bird bath is its so easy to clean. Just take off the top, wash off and refill with water. The paint has held up nicely with no chipping. So be sure to seal it before using it with a good poly urethane clear spray.
I have a pair of doves who especially love stopping by for a morning drink. This project is super easy to make. You can read more about my DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath and other garden ideas in the link below.

Suggested materials:

  • Wire tomato cage
  • Wire cutters
  • Outdoor spray paint
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Tammy - My Life Abundant

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2 questions
  • Brenda Malinski Howard
    on Jun 30, 2016

    I was wondering if the poly was toxic. Seems like it would be. Any comments?

    • Jeanette
      on Feb 29, 2020

      No, because some poisons do not have an immediate effect.

  • Yylowinger
    on Nov 16, 2017

    When you cut off the bottom ring, did you just cut the ring, or did you also cut the "feet"? The part of the tomato ring that's in the ground - how long is it?
    • Tammy - My Life Abundant
      on Nov 17, 2017

      It wasn't the bottom ring, it was the top ring and the legs. But then it depends on how big your terra cotta pot bottom is on which end you cut off.

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