How to Make a Bird Bath for Your Garden

Materials Needed

Terra Cotta Clay Pots
Terra Cotta Clay Saucer
Strong Adhesive (pick one that works with terra cotta)
Paint or small tiles to decorate (optional)
Clear Acrylic Spray



Start out by wiping down your terra cotta pot and saucer with a damp cloth to remove any mud and dirt. Let it dry completely.

Flip your clay pot upside down to serve as the base of your bird bath. Stick the saucer right side up on top of your clay pot base with the adhesive (make sure you pick one that works with terra cotta). Fill with water and add a few pebbles for traction for the birds’ feet.

You can use one clay pot, or use several stacked together with the biggest one at the bottom, and each succeeding pot becoming smaller in size until you reach your desired height. Again, just stick the saucer on top with adhesive.


You can decorate your bird bath with paint or tile mosaic, or leave it in its beautiful natural color. The important thing is to seal your bird bath well after you decorate it. I used several coats of clear acrylic sealer spray.

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