Birdbath

3 Materials
$15.00
3 Hours
Easy
I've been on the lookout for a birdbath, so I have been checking out garden centers etc and they are pretty pricey. So after some thought, once again I decided to DIY it and used some terra cotta pots and paint to make one on my own. It was fun!
I started out with 4- 6inch pots and 2 plant bases .I then painted them a pretty blue color. Then I let the pots dry.
I started to build the birdbath. I took one base and turned it upside down and stacked the pots and glued them all together. I alternated the direction of the pots.
I bought some dollar store gems and hot glued them to the bottom middle and top of the bath. They really made such a difference, its starting to really look pretty.
I still felt like it needed a little something more. I remembered that I still had a bird stencil left over from another project and decided to use it for the birdbath. Just a little white paint, and voila! How cute? Lastly I sprayed a clear coat over everything and that made it all look even and shiny. All I needed for this pretty birdbath was some terra cotta pots and a few gems!
Suggested materials:
  • Terra cotta pots   (Dollarstore for pots and gems.Stencil I had on hand.E6000 glue and paint)
  • Gems
  • Stencil
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  • Acc27656923 Acc27656923 on Jul 10, 2017
    Did the E6000. Hold well & where did you buy the beautiful Blue paint

  • Gloria Latta Gloria Latta on Jan 02, 2018
    Beginner at DIY projects, would like to try this small birdbath as a first project. Does anyone have a recommendation for what glue gun to buy? Or a caveat as to what type NOT to buy for outdoor projects? And what kind of paint will last best outdoors on terra cotta? Thanks.

  • Zwi4712977 Zwi4712977 on Nov 21, 2018

    Couldn't one use E6000 for everything...not using a glue gun at all? Please let me know....I've never used E6000 but I hear good things about it. Can it stand up to freezing Kansas weather? This is such a cute idea!!!! BTW my livingroom walls are the same as the orange walls in this post. Mine is frosty melon. I took a chance...got scared at first...but we love the color! Fresh and cheery! Thanks again for the idea!

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  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Jan 11, 2021

    I really like your bird bath design using terracotta pots!

  • Myh60955366 Myh60955366 on Apr 24, 2022

    Any suggestions for securing the bath I made similar from critters other than birds (raccoons, squirrels, skunks) from tipping over the bird bath if they try to climb on it to get a drink?

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