This Cute DIY Birdbath is Guaranteed to Attract a Few Feathered Friend

8 Materials
30 Minutes

Birds will flock to your garden when you create this cute DIY birdbath.

So, if you love relaxing in your backyard, watching the birds and critters go about their day then this is the perfect DIY. With just a few flower pots, paint, and sea glass you can create this gorgeous basin.

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How to make DIY birdbath

1. Seal the terracotta pieces

I am going to use a couple of terracotta flowerpots and a base for the DIY birdbath. Terracotta is porous so it needs to be sealed. I sprayed two coats of triple-thick, clear glaze protectant all over the pots and base to prevent any water from seeping out.

Terracotta pots being sprayed with spray paint

2. Paint the flowerpots

Next, I sprayed the outside of all three pieces with spray paint in a light gray color. I gave each piece two thin coats.

Adding marine adhesive to the rim of a flowerpot

3. Form the base of the DIY birdbath

Once the paint is dry add glue to the rim of one of the flowerpots. You need to use strong glue made for marine use so that the seal is watertight.

Placing one flowerpot on top of the other to form a base for the Simple DIY birdbath

I then placed one pot on top of the other and formed the base of my DIY birdbath.

Easy DIY birdbath

4. Make the bath piece

While the glue was drying on the base pots, I worked on the bath part of the project. To make the top that will form the birdbath I lined the large shallow terracotta base with tile adhesive.

Pushing sea glass into wet tile adhesive

While the adhesive was still wet, I pushed in pieces of sea glass of different shapes and colors until the space was filled. Once I had all the glass in place, I let it dry overnight.

Adding grout over the sea glass

With the tile adhesives set and dried, I added some grout over the sea glass to seal it all. I made sure to wipe away any excess before it dried.

Dry brushed paint technique applied to the base of the DIY birdbath

5. Paint the base

To brighten up the base of my birdbath I decided to add a little color. I dry brushed light layers of paint all around the base with a chip brush.

Make a DIY birdbath

6. Coat the base and bath in glaze

Once everything was nice and dry, I gave both the top and bottom of the birdbath a coat of the clear glaze I used at the beginning and then placed the top on the base.

Adding water to the DIY birdbath

7. Place the DIY birdbath in the garden and add water

Now it’s ready to be nestled in a spot in your garden for the birds to enjoy.

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Isn't it so pretty? The birds are going to love it!

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This cute DIY birdbath is guaranteed to attract a variety of feathered friends to your backyard and it is so easy to make. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments

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  • Judy Kersey Judy Kersey on Jul 13, 2022

    Could you place your pots bottom to bottom (for a sturdier base at ground level)? Have you made one like that?

  • Margaret Howard Margaret Howard on Jul 14, 2022

    It’s a very beautiful bird bath. I also am wondering if connecting the pots on their bottoms would give it more stability, but if no one ever goes around it, I suppose it wouldn’t ever get tipped over. Very pretty.

  • Cnk27301213 Cnk27301213 on Feb 13, 2023

    Are the products used safe for wildlife?

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  • Elaine Faulkner Elaine Faulkner on Feb 23, 2023

    Looks great, but I spoke be very careful with the adhesives & sealants used. Wouldn't want to make birds or other wildlife sick using harmful chemicals for this!

  • Susan Grekso Susan Grekso on May 12, 2023

    Beautiful! Going to try this