Creating a DIY bird bath for your yard is not only a good idea for the birds, it’s also a lovely decorative element to add to the landscape. Anything of beauty added to the landscape will also increase your home’s curb appeal and property value.
A DIY bird bath can be incorporated into your landscape design and created to look like a natural part of the landscape. Birds of all sizes will be attracted to the watery oasis you create for them from ordinary objects.
These 40 DIY bird bath ideas will show you how to make a bird bath that will attract pollinating birds to your garden and landscape, plus add an attractive and soothing water feature to your yard.
If you like these ideas interesting, you may also like to check out other similar ideas such as : flowers to attract hummingbirds, homemade hummingbird feeders, homemade bird feeders, birdhouse plans, diy squirrel feeders and bluebird house plans
1: Planter and Bird Bath Duo
With cute color terracotta pots you can create a lovely planter and diy bird bath, however measurement would be something that you need to adjust as per your requirement. With using rebar, you can adjust the pots in slanting position and add necessary aesthetic elements. You will be catering two needs and utilizing your time effectively too.
2: $20 DIY Bird bath
This is one of the simplest type of diy bird bath that would only cost you $20. Take three wood dowels and one candle plate (you can use some from your store room, in any) to make this bird bath. Hammer the dowels into the ground and level them. Place the Ikea plate onto the dowels. Due to its light weight, you would be able to move it to different places in your garden.
3: Tomato Cage Homemade Bird Bath
An ordinary wire tomato cage and a large dish with a rim can become an ideal diy bird bath to place in a flower garden.
This homemade bird bath is small and colorful, just the right size to tuck into a small flower garden. Plant a few nectar-rich plants in the flower garden and birds will stop by for a meal and a bath. When placed near a window or just off a porch you will be able to enjoy viewing the friendly fliers from indoors and outdoors.
4: Two Tiered Flower Pot DIY Bird Bath
Make a bird bath with two flower pots with this unique idea. Use a large flower pot on the bottom to plant flowers that are rich in nectar or bear seeds and the top flower pot can become a diy bird bath.
Attractive for use on a porch or patio and irresistible to friendly fliers. The two tiered planter and bird bath can be spray painted any color you desire. Plant fragrant flowers, like petunias, that will enhance the beauty of the bird bath and fill the air with an enjoyable scent.
5: Sea Shell Bird Bath
Here is a unique diy bird bath idea to use all those sea shells you have collected from beach vacations. Encase them in a clear glass display jar, then top it with a clear glass bowl for birds to use to bathe in.
Mementos of past beach trips are combined with visits from friendly fliers to give you a unique visual image that is sure to make you smile.
These detailed instructions will show you how to use different objects, including seashells, to make bird bath.
6: Drip DIY Bird Bath
Birds are like people when it comes to bathing preferences – some prefer to take a shower instead of a bath. This quick and easy bird bath creates an outdoor shower that birds will flock too on a hot summer day.
7: Lamp DIY Bird Bath
These free plans will show you how to recycle an old, out-dated lamp into a modern and lovely bird bath. Depending on the style and size of the old lamp, you may be able to create two unique diy bird baths from one old lamp.
8: Salvaged Sink DIY Birdbath
If you have any old or wall mounted sink lying in store, it’s time to play with it. It would be fun filled activity, plus your garden would be decorated in a different way. Don’t forget to follow the mentioned steps to attain the best type of cheap bird bath; fill it with shells to attract the birds around. You may also like DIY Bird Feeder.
9: Lightweight Garden Bird Bath
Take basic (an attractive shape and color would help) and some rods to design this breathtaking homemade bird bath and invite many bird guests to your yard. Make sure you pay special attention to its cleaning and keep pouring in fresh water time to time. Your yard would be filled with nature lovely creatures all the time.
10: DIY Floral Pot Bird Bath
You can choose any pots, three or four, color them as you want, glue them to form a stand and add plate at the top. If you have kids, let them color it, it would be fun activity for them. The plate at the top would be the bird water section; it is simple to make and would serve the purpose too in almost no costs.
11: Rocky DIY Bird Bath Fountain
This type of DIY bird bath would enhance your yard appeal and would give much natural look; you need to fix a bucket and cover it with multiple sizes rock, on the top add a big plate and adjust the water system.
12: Craftive Homemade Birdbath
This would be amazing DIY bird bath, as it involves your aesthetics for colors and playfulness. Pick up bowls, shallow plates and platters and make a lovely water source for birds and enjoy cheering in your yard.
13: Leaf Water Platter Bird Bath Idea
This type of diy bird bath would be serene and attract various birds, butterflies and other beautiful creatures to your yard. You need to have a big leaf which will help you making a concrete and sand based deep platter for the birds.
14: Dangling DIY Bird Bath
This one is a different idea for making an alluring garden bird bath. For making this diy bird bath all you need is grapevine wreath, a big terra cotta saucer and ropes. You can attach it at a point where you get sunlight, don’t forget to decorate with fresh flowers.
15: Birch Twigs DIY Bird Bath Idea
Find some twigs in your garden or get them from your neighborhood; insert these in the garden side and use big wooden or plastic saucer to make the top.
16: Deformed Stones Bird Bath Idea
Look for large steel saucer in your kitchen, maybe you have some lying there. Place stakes one on one and make the pillar for placing the saucer. You can create two or three nearby to attract more birds.
17: Bling DIY Bird bath
Get two big saucers, and three pots for this diy bird bath; assemble pots together by fixing saucers at the opposite ends. Color them neon maybe (or your choice) and decorate with accessories to make it vibrant. Birds will fall in love with it and visit often.
18: DIY Tile Bird Bath
You can get mosaic tile saucer from local garage; look for old CDS, cut them into small pieces and color them; decorate the saucer to make it vibrant. You can then use that saucer as a water source for birds.
19: Tree Type DIY Bird Bath
You need to have wooden rods that you can place in a way that it looks like a small tree. Add iron rods at adjacent sides, and place small saucers on it.
20: Terra Cotta DIY Bird Bath
Use terra cotta pots to make the stand for the DIY bird bath and use colorful saucer or shallow bowl to add water. Use interesting colors to make birds fall in love with it.
21: Solar DIY Bird bath
This is ideal for the regions where it remains cold most of the time. It would help in keeping the temperature normal for birds when they land to enjoy water.
22: $5 DIY Bird bath
Ask your mom for a colorful old kitchen dish which has shallow enough to keep water. Add a plastic pole or wooden pole at its base, fix in your garden, add some water to bowl and enjoy many hours of birds watching.
23: Oil Pan Bird Bath Idea
A simple galvanized oil pan which can be purchased from any auto supply store can be transformed into a lovely bird bath.
Add a few decorative stones and plants in and around the oil pan, along with a small water pump, and you will have created a lovely bird bath. No one will know it’s made from an inexpensive oil pan.
24: Thrift Shop Pan Bird Bath Idea
Anything that can hold water can be transformed into a garden bird bath, even an inexpensive thrift shop find. A large, shallow pan is an ideal size and shape to use as a bird bath. Birds prefer shallow water for their bathing rituals so they can quickly take flight if a predator shows up during bath time.
Visit a local thrift shop or yard sale and look for any items that is shallow, wide and can hold water. Then use this bird bath idea and transform it into an eye-catching part of your landscape decor.
25: Tree Stump DIY Bird Bath
Transform an eye-sore in your landscape into a thing of functional beauty by turning a tree stump into a bird bath.
These free pictorial instructions will show you how to save money and increase your home’s curb appeal by taking and stump from a felled tree and creating a DIY bird bath. Only a couple of other components are needed for this DIY project and it will only take a few minutes to complete.
26: Glass and Wood
Here is a bird bath idea that will create a clear and colorful addition to your landscape or patio for bird bathing. The pop of color will be a welcomed addition in the landscape and invite different types of birds to come in for a refreshing dip in the clear water.
Easy and inexpensive to create from items you may already have on hand.
27: Fruit Bowl Up-Cycle
Do you have an old ornate fruit bowl that was handed down to you from a grandparent? It may hold memories, but outlived its time to hold fruit. Up-cycle that old fruit bowl into a garden bird bath so it can remind you of a past loved one and still be useful today.
Updated with non-toxic paint and placed on a pedestal, a fruit bowl can become a popular bathing spot for the birds this summer.
28: Solar Powered Hummingbird Bath
Use these free plans to create a DIY bird bath that will attract hummingbirds and won’t increase your electric bill. It’s also inexpensive to create.
This cheap bird bath is made from two baking pans and a solar powered water pump. Cheap to build and cheap to maintain.
29: Recycled Satellite Dish Bird Bath Idea
Wondering what to do with that old satellite dish that you’re no longer using to receive television signals? Recycle it into a DIY bird bath with this interesting idea.
Paint the satellite and add a few components, like a water sprayer, to create a lovely bird bath that will invite friendly fliers into your yard.
30: Plant Stand Bird Bath Idea
This bird bath idea shows you how to use a plant stand to display a plant and hold a bird bath.
This idea is both functional and attractive, ideal for use on a small patio or deck. Inexpensive materials can be put together in just a few minutes for this DIY project.
31: Garbage Can Lid
A galvanized garbage can lid has the ideal width and depth for use as a bird bath. Many bird baths fail to attract birds because they are not wide enough or are too deep. A garbage can lid is the perfect size, and can be elevated in many different ways.
Get inspired with these free plans for transforming an ordinary lid into a bath tub for birds.
32: Hanging Bird Bath
Do you have a glass lid, but no casserole dish it will fit? Transform that odd glass lid into a unique hanging bird bath with this idea.
Use a small chain to suspend the lid from a tree branch, place a bird house and feeder in the tree, and you will create a ideal living space for birds.
This inexpensive and easy to create idea will put that un-usable glass lid to good use in your yard.
33: Tea Pot Bird Bath
Here is a diy bird bath idea that creates a work of art for display in your garden. Stack an old teapot, saucers and cups in an eye-pleasing arrangement, then attach them to each other with ceramic glue.
End the stack with a plate on top for use as a bird bath. Unique and inexpensive garden art that provides birds with a safe place to take a bath.
34: Recycled Lamp Bird Bath Idea
Here is another idea for transforming an old lamp into a new homemade bird bath. Easy to create, this lamp recycling idea will keep trash out of the landfill, add an interesting element to your garden, and create a lovely bird bath.
35: Concrete Bird Bath
Built to last using inexpensive concrete mix, this bird bath only takes a couple of hours to build and will last for years. Paint it and add embellishments to make it a one-of-a-kind design.
36: Hummingbird Bird Bath From Cookie Sheet
Attractive, functional and inexpensive, hummingbirds will love to bathe under this homemade humming bath .
Follow these step by step instructions to create your own hummingbird bathing tray that will look lovely setting on an outdoor table.
37: Recycled Bricks
Stack old bricks and top with a shallow container to create a lovely bird bath. This idea will inspire you to put old bricks to a new use. The birds will thank you.
38: Mist DIY Bird Bath
This plan is ideal for humming birds, since they fail to enjoy water in other types. On a colorful container, you need to add misters (three or four) and create a fountain bird bath. It looks appealing and ultimately you will be calling in lots of birdies.
39: Solar Powered Incredible DIY Bird bath
This type of homemade bird bath can be easily made from items lying in your garage or store room. However, it may require some technicality and would consume time too. If over the weekend you are in mood of some fun experiment making bird bath, don’t forget to check this one out.
40: Large leaf DIY Bird Bath
Creativity in DIY plans can be experienced at best – you can use any type of big leaves for this and create a gorgeous looking bath for birds.