DIY Garden Bird Bath Project

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My yard is full of pine trees, and I mean a lot of trees. While it’s a bit difficult to get much grass to grow, my garden is still full of life. I have many shrubs and plants that thrive in the shade, and because of all the trees my yard is a popular place for birds, squirrels and all sort of wild creatures. I was inspired by Miracle-Gro’s The Gro Project to come up with a simple garden project. I’ve been wanting to give the birds living in my yard a water source for a while now, but a bird bath just hasn’t been in the budget. My solution was this simple DIY Garden Bird Bath.

DIY Garden Bird Bath Project - Miracle Gro The Gro Project

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own garden bird bath:

2 large terra cotta pots of equal size

1 large terra cotta saucer

epoxy glue adhesive

paint and paint brush (optional)

1. To create the base of the bird bath, glue the open ends of the terra cotta pots together. Allow to set, according to the directions on your adhesive.

2. Glue the bottom of the saucer to the top of your base. Allow to set completely.

3. At this point you are finished with your project. Optionally, you can do as I have and add some decorative paint. I put a simple band of paint around the rim of the saucer. Because my epoxy seeped through a little when I glued my pots together, I added another band of paint to cover that up.

4. Place the bird bath in your yard, add water as needed, and enjoy watching the wild life in your yard thrive.

I’m so glad that Miracle-Gro inspired me to do this project. Gardening is much more than planting and feeding. Although Miracle-Gro has some pretty great products for that like the Shake n’ Feed Moisture Control All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Planting Mix for your indoor planting needs, or the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit for your outdoor gardening. The Gro Project showcases that garden projects should not be complicated or hard to do. Instead, gardening projects should be easy, fun, and enjoyable!

Check out the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page for more fun garden projects!

What garden projects do you have planned this summer?

 

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  1. says

    my kids would love to make a little bird bath too- and with this one, it’s not super big so it wouldn’t encourage mosquitos to breed!

  2. says

    I am a little afraid to do any projects this Summer – we found a puppy earlier this year and so far she has destroyed nearly everything in my backyard.

  3. says

    oh my gosh how easy is that! I have been wanting to make a bird bath for awhile now but with some different items… maybe i should try this!!

  4. says

    What a great project! So simple and easy. I have been wanting a bird bath for sometime but couldn’t bring my self to pay what the local stores want for them. This is simple enough that I can actually finish it. Thanks for the idea!

  5. says

    I’m pinning this to make with the kids this summer. My daughter just took a birding class at summer camp so this would be something she’d love to do.

  6. Robin Wilson says

    This would be a great, easy and affordable project to do with kids! My little great-niece will be here for a visit soon and we can make this together! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tammy S says

    What a fantastic idea! I love how easy this is to make and how cute it looks. this would be a great project for my daughter and I to do together. Thanks!!

  8. ANN*H says

    This looks so easy to do and I could paint it what colors I want it too. I used to have a bird bath in my yard – so maybe I will make my own this time. thanks for the directions

  9. Rachel says

    This is such a cute idea! I’m definitely going to have to show this to my grandmother. She’s the gardener of the family (I fail miserably), and is always looking for stuff like this for the local Garden Club!

  10. Lesa says

    This is really cute, and looks like something I could actually do! Probably can get these at the Dollar Store! Thanks for a great idea again!

  11. Carolann Leibenguth says

    I love this project this will be a great project to do with my stepson. Whenever I am at a loss for activities I can always count on you.

  12. PAULA v says

    Wow…this is really neat. I had to look twice to see what it was….It would be much cheaper than a purchased bird bath. I’m all about DIY projects.

  13. Kelly Tupick says

    This is such a creative and simple idea. I love how it all works. I am going to have to make one of these.

  14. Jennifer Curtiss says

    Love love love this idea. This would be a great project to work on with my girls and not to mention it would look great in our backyard!!

  15. says

    What a great way to have a bird bath without the expense. I love using terra cotta pots for all sorts of projects. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  16. says

    I LOVE this bird bath! It’s unique and pretty, and would look so nice next to my flowers. I found you on Pinworthy Projects and would like to invite you to share this recipe with us at our Friday Frenzy party too. – Angels Homestead

  17. says

    Thank you for sharing your post recently at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m hosting a Series in June “30 Days of Summer” and I ‘d love to feature you!
    To participate, please email me your post (with an introduction and link back to your site) at vmg206 at gmail. I hope you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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