Bird baths are a lovely addition to outdoor spaces. We adore our feathered friends. Our garden decor almost always includes something for them, whether they be birdhouses, bird feeders or in this case, bird baths.
Bird baths are not only a wonderful way to attract birds to your yard, but also provide a lovely garden decor element to your outdoor space. And if you are as much of a fan of birds as we are, then you also understand the pleasure one can enjoy from watching them put the bird bath to good use.
There are a lot of different bird bath styles. Many of them are easy to make yourself. Picking one out or building your own comes down to personal taste and how it fits into your already existing garden decor.
1. Bird Baths Made From Old Lamps
This is a fun and easy DIY bird bath idea. It consists of repurposing an old lamp and topping it of with a saucer or bowl. Finding an old lamp is pretty easy. If you don’t already have one lying around, a quick trip to a second-hand store or a garage sale should provide enough options. Get as creative as you like combining the base and “bath top”. They can be simple, whimsical, or elegant.
2. Be Literal About It
This is such an adorable and unique take on a bird bath. We love how they actually created a bathroom as the bird bath. Doll house furniture or model toys can provide the tub, and a little white material makes a perfect shower curtain. Too fun.
3. Use Nature In Your Yard
What a wonderful way to incorporate an old tree stump; use it as the base of a bird bath. This is a great way to keep a more natural look in your garden.
4. Go With Concrete
If building your own bird bath does not appeal to you, there are many wonderful, whimsical bird baths you can buy. This one in particular has a funny, sweet theme and is great for a playful garden.
5. Easy DIY
This is another easy and sweet DIY bird bath idea. Repurpose an old garden chair and simply place a saucer in the seat of the chair. Get creative with the style, color and size of the chair and saucer or maybe even put two side by side.
Important Bird Bath Tip!
We recently came across this great tip and article over at Care2 in which they discuss the importance of adding stones to your bird bath. While putting stones into your bird bath may look like an added decor element, it actually serves as a life-saving function for baby birds.
We can easily forget that even for birds, water can be too deep and they can drown, especially the young ones. By adding a few large stones you are insuring that if a baby bird goes too deep into the bath, it can easily climb onto the stone. The baby bird can out of the water, rather then exhausting itself trying to climb out. So find a couple of large stones and add them to your bird bath to keep it safe for your feathered friends.
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