Revamping your garden may seem daunting, especially when you’re on a budget. A bird bath is one of those things that you might consider a luxury in your garden. But if you want one, we got the perfect solution for you. Here are nine beautiful and budget-friendly DIY bird bath ideas you can do at home.
Quick, simple, and free DIY bird bath ideas
This is one of the best painted bird bath ideas for you if you’re looking for an ultra-low-budget option.
Simply find three large sticks from your yard or your next hike and cut them at the ends to ensure they are roughly the same length.
Then find an old large dish to use as a water basin and glue it to the ends of the sticks. If you aren’t a fan of the color of your bay, paint or decorate before adhering to the legs.
Check out the bird bath decorations here.
Repurposed chip & dip tray
You can think of many bird bath garden ideas by repurposing anything you can find at your home. This super-cute birdbath is as easy to make as it looks.
Just take an old chip and dip tray (you probably have one hidden in the nether regions of your kitchen cabinets) and epoxy it to a pedestal of your choosing.
If you don’t have any of these platters lying around, you can find them at the Dollar Store, so your project stays light on the wallet.
As a bonus, these trays generally come in brilliant colors and varied patterns, so you’ll indeed find one you love!
Create a leaf-shaped concrete birdbath
Trust us; this isn’t as intimidating as it looks.
You can mold and shape this birdbath with a few ingredients from your local Lowe’s or Home Depot in less than one day.
You can get everything you need for less than $20, but you will have to find a large leaf you like. See the tutorial here.
Make it a mosaic birdbath.
Making a mosaic birdbath is a labor of love. It’s not difficult, but it can be a bit time-consuming.
On the other hand, beauty does generally take a bit of time. You will thank yourself for making the sacrifice, though, once you get to see your unique mosaic birdbath in action.
Many birds will be attracted to the bright tiles in your basin, and since you are making it, you can choose any design you like! See what you will need here.
DIY pebble and gem-stone birdbath
Can it get any easier?! With just a few clay pots, each one size smaller than the next, and a clay saucer, you can have the structure of this birdbath done within a few short minutes.
You will want to paint the pots before gluing them together.
Once the paint is dry and the pots are stacked, glue down your pebbles and gems in whatever arrangement suits your fancy.
Decorating with bird baths: convert a beautiful serving bowl into a birdbath
If you notice your gorgeous yet underused serving bowls are collecting dust, consider repurposing them into something the birds can enjoy.
If you want a bird bath with stand, you can use an old table or chair leg and drill a flat piece of wood to the top of the stand.
Stack stones to create a naturally elevated birdbath
To give your birdbath a more natural vibe, try stacking large, flat-ish rocks one on top of the other.
Once your stone-stack looks like something out of a fairytale, adhere an old aluminum trash can lid to the top of the stack.
The lid’s metal will blend effortlessly with the shades of gray in the stones, allowing your birdbath to become part of the garden backdrop.
Repurpose ornate glassware into a gorgeous birdbath
Instead of letting all that beautiful glassware, such as vases and old dishes, sit in the cupboards, give it new life by transforming it into a beautiful birdbath!
Just play with the assembly to get the right look for your garden space, and then glue it together!
It takes hardly any time at all, and it makes for a gorgeous, glistening birdie paradise!
Invite the birds to join in on tea-time fun with this darling teapot-turned-birdbath project.
With a bit of glue and possibly some paint, you can turn your old mugs and teapot into a garden centerpiece for your winged visitors.
Get the tutorial here.
The best way to get a unique bird bath is to create it yourself. Choose among these DIY bird bath ideas for one that works with your resources at home and that looks good in your garden.
H/T: DIY & Crafts