Clay Pot Bird Bath

By | May 6, 2012

Clay Pot Bird Bath

This weekend we made this great clay pot bird bath.  I just love how it turned out and it looks great in the garden.  This would make a great Mother’s Day gift but that does not mean my mom is getting it (see previous post about my mom, Mother’s Day, and my blog).
If you have been thinking about getting a bird bath or making one of your own, then you need to check this one out.  It is WAY cheaper than those $80 stone ones you find in the stores and I think it looks so pretty.  You almost don’t even notice it is all made out of pots. And if you still don’t know what to get your mom or mother-in-law for Mother’s Day, this would be great it is pretty easy to do you can have it done in a day… we did!
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5 Clay pots
1 medium clay saucer
1 Large clay Saucer
Strong Glue
Sealer (I used a spray on)


 The first thing you need to do is paint everything the color or colors you want
 Once the paint is dry use a strong glue to glue your pieces together.
 I only did two pots at a time just to make sure the weight did not make them slip.  Once the glue was dry on the two I glued two more.  And I let the whole thing sit over night before I glued the large saucer on.
 Once all the glue is dry spray the whole thing with a sealer.  This will protect it from the weather and protect the birds when drinking water from it.
Now just fill with water and wait for the birds to come.

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8 thoughts on “Clay Pot Bird Bath


      Jasmean, I used Beacon 527 Multi-use glue. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It says it is water proof and is good on most surfaces, not to mention that it is also clear. I use it for a LOT of projects :)

      Hope your mom loves it as much as we love ours!

  1. jose

    i like it,,,i would paint it brown , for the bird poop…
    How you change the water???

    1. wemadethat Post author

      I used E6000 Glue, you can find it at the craft store or the hardware store. For the paint I used regular house paint I had left over from a room I painted. Since I used the sealer the paint has not chipped of and has held up through 2 summers and 2 winters.

  2. TaJuana Harrison

    Awesome idea…I’m thinking about using this for a Girl Scout team project. What size pots did you use? And I know it said large and medium saucers but do you know what size those were?


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