I really wanted to have a bird bath in our yard, but every time I found one that I liked it was so expensive. I decided to try and make my own using stacked flower pots and saucers.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA
This short video show you the steps to making a bird bath with flower pots.
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I just wanted to show my bird bath. I got the idea from one of your readers on Thrifty.com. I think it turned out quite nicely.
This decorative little bird bath can work as a place to keep stamps, paperclips, safety pins, or even potpourri. It also seems very popular as a Barbie or dollhouse decoration.
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Can the person who posted how to make a terra cotta fountain describe what type of paint will hold up outside and not cause any health issues for birds. Also the same question for the glue she used. Or if anyone can help me with these questions I would be grateful.
By Mikey Mike
I am not the poster, but it seems reasonable that you might leave the inside of the saucers unpainted; it would still look cute!
Hardware store has a waterproof sealer in some colors, we found one that was for pools ponds/ animal safe to "freshen up" an older bird bath. Worked great just for inside the bowl.
I love the purple bird bath made with flower pots! Where did you get the large saucer for the top? What is it made of?
any Home Depot or garden supply store will sell a pot made that big in the Garden section.
after that all you have to do is paint it.
How tall is the bird bath, and if needed, how do I add more height?
By AnnH. from Shelbyville, IN
The height depends on the size of the clay pots you use. Since the pots vary, so will your birdbath. Just add an extra pot or use larger ones if you need a taller bird bath.
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You can choose what size terra cotta pots and trays you want to use. Glue them together with clear caulking, let dry at least 24 hours.