How to Make a Bird Bath

September 3, 2021

Add a spot of colour to your garden whilst encouraging wildlife to come and visit by creating your own bird bath. It's easy with our DIY guide.

You will need:

  • 3 flower pots (small, medium & large)
  • 2 saucers (small & large)
  • Maxi grip glue
  • Spray paint - range of colours
  • Cardboard or drop sheets to protect from overspray


How to make:

  1. Working in a well ventilated area spray each pot and saucer in your chosen colours. Apply thin coats and allow to dry. Keep applying until desired colour and coverage are achieved. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Apply glue to the base of the large pot and attach the top of the medium pot to it. Repeat this by applying glue to the medium pot and attaching the small pot to it. Allow these to dry completely.
  3. Apply glue to the base of the small pot (top of the pot stack) and attach the large saucer onto it, making sure to centre it. Allow this to dry completely.
  4. Apply glue to the outer edge of the large saucer and centre the small saucer onto this area. Allow the glue to dry completely.
  5. Once the bird bath is stable and all glue has dried move the bath to its new home, fill saucers with water and wait for the birds to arrive and enjoy.

This could equally be made as an insect waterer by adding clean pebbles to the saucer so that the insects have somewhere safe to land whilst they drink.


Mr Fothergill's has a range of seeds and kits specifically for children view the Little Gardeners range here. And for more child friendly gardening activities be sure to check out our children's gardening blog.


How to make a bird bath