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DIY Bird Bath

DIY Bird Bath, make a colorful and bold addition for your garden. -MamiTalks.com

I am working on arranging our little patio this summer. A bird bath wasn’t in the original plans, but I found this project at Lowe’s Creative ideas and every time I visit that site I always want to make something but I end up pinning it on Pinterest for later. Well this time I made it! I made a bird bath and we all love it!

It’s pretty easy, I followed the instructions over at Lowe’s but I made some changes on sizes depending on what I found available and to what I liked, here is how I did it…

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Estoy arreglando el patiecito este verano. La verdad un bañito para pájaros no estaba en los planes originales pero este proyecto lo encontré en la revista Lowe’s Creative ideas y me gustó mucho. Siempre que veo cosas ahí las pego en Pinterest para después pero esta vez la hice!! Hize el baño para pajaritos y a todos nos encanta!
 
Es bien fácil, yo seguí las instrucciones que dan en Lowe’s pero le hize algunos cambios dependiendo de lo que encontré disponible y lo que me gustó, aquí les muestro… 

Black urns for DIY Bird bath -MamiTalks.com

You’ll need the following to make the bird bath (You can get everything at Lowe’s):

  • 17-inch urn
  • 12-inch poly Urn
  • 10-inch terra-cotta saucer
  • Spray paint**
  • Flowers
  • Potting mix
DIY Bird Bath supplies -MamiTalks.com

Necesitarán lo siguiente para hacer el bañito de pájaros (Pueden adquirir todo en Lowe’s):

  • Una maceta de plástico de 17″
  • Una maceta de plástico tipo urna de 12″
  • Una bandeja de 10″
  • Pintura en aerosol**
  • Flores
  • Tierra
DIY Bird Bath supplies -MamiTalks.com

Start by drilling 4 to 5 holes on the large urn for the water drainage.

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Empieza por abrir 4 a 5 huecos con un taladro en la maceta grande para el drenaje de agua.

DIY Bird Bath -MamiTalks.com

Now grab the spray paint and have fun painting the urns and saucer with the color you chose (This was my favorite part)! **UPDATE: To be safe for the birds I recommend to use craft paint for the saucer instead of spray.
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Ahora usa el aerosol y diviértete pintando las macetas de tu color escogido! **ACTUALIZACION: Para  que los pajaritos no tomen agua contaminada de la pintura del aerosol es mejor usar pintura de manualidades resistente al agua en el platico.-

DIY Bird Bath painting planter. -MamiTalks.com

Place the small urn upside-down on top of the big one like shown here.
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Coloca la maceta chiquita al revés encima de la grande como lo muestro aquí.

DIY Bird Bath painted urn. -MamiTalks.com

Fill a little bit of potting mix around the urn and then place the flowers one by one. I tried to place the different colors interchanged so all the colors would show around.
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Coloca un poquito de tierra y luego las plantas una por una. Yo traté de que los colores quedaran intercalados al colocarlas.

Building a Bird bath -MamiTalks.com

Place the saucer on top of the small urn, put some water on it and it’s done!
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Ahora coloca el plato del agua arriba de la maceta chiquita, ponle agua y listo!

Hazlo tu misma: Baño para pájaros -MamiTalks.com

I don’t do gardening at all, hopefully this will be a good start! I don’t have any tools but we enjoyed this a lot, especially Adrian! And for the birds, they haven’t yet come to take any baths, I’m looking into getting a little table to set it up there and make it taller, I think that where it is located and the fact that is too low makes the birds afraid to come… I drew some meanwhile 🙂
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Yo no hago nada de jardinería, no tengo herramientas ni nada pero como se disfruta y especialmente con los niños, Adri estaba fascinado! Todavía no han llegado pajaritos a bañarse o a tomar agua, estoy pendiente de buscar una mesita para ponerlo encima porque creo que está muy bajito y no se van a acercar, pero mientras tanto, por lo menos les dibujé unos para hacernos la idea 🙂

 DIY Bird Bath -Birds bathing! -MamiTalks.com
Como hacer un baño para pájaron tu misma -MamiTalks.com

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Lowe’s provided the materials needed to make the project I selected (BirdBath). As always all opinions ideas and stories are 100% my own.
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Aclaratoria: Este post no es pagado. Lowe’s me dió los materiales que necesitaron para hacer el proyecto que yo seleccioné (El baño para pájaros). Como siempre todas las opiniones, ideas e historias son 100% mías.

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41 Comments

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    Ruby
    July 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    how cute! i love it!

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    Marcela
    July 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    It's darling!!

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    Carmen Ortiz
    July 21, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Que buena idea!! Te quedo linda, me gusta el color naranja y las las flores que sembraste… 🙂

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    Helena
    July 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Que lindo Dari! y se ve facil de hacer 🙂 Me encanto el anaranjado y se ve que los chamos lo disfrutaron.

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    Dariela
    July 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Gracias a todas! De verdad está super fácil de hacer, ahora a cuidar las flores!

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    Jami Robinson
    April 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Add a couple of stones in the water, some birds can drown in very little water!

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    Jami Robinson
    April 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Add a couple of stones in the water, some birds can drown in very little water!

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      Dariela
      April 8, 2013 at 3:05 am

      Great idea, thanks Jami!!

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    BeverlyJY
    April 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You could buy 2 of the bigger one turn it upside daown and glue it to the base of the other one and it would make it the height of a real birdbath. I am going to makeone of these but using 2 big ones to glue together

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      Dariela
      April 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Interesting! I would love to see your results!! Keep us posted!

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    Renee Nichols
    May 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Is that paint nontoxic to the birds?

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      Dariela
      May 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      No, and I didn't think about that! I think you can use other type of craft paint that's safe for the birds on the top dish instead of spray paint and it will be better. I'm going to make a note on the post as well, thank you!!

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      Renee Nichols
      May 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

      No problem gal!:-)

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    MomHomeGuide.com
    May 28, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Hello! I love your birdbath — it is so pretty! I hope to try this project and make one for my garden!

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      Dariela
      May 28, 2013 at 2:52 am

      Thank you!! Let me know if you do, would love to see it!

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    Sheri
    July 19, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I could see this being a small fountain with a small Aquarium pump.

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    Charli Robinson
    January 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I love this! I have the large urn planter and will get a smaller one and make this come spring! Thankx for the tutorial and the pictures. Love the orange paint and the bright pink flowers combo!

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    Charli Robinson
    January 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I love this! I have the large urn planter and will get a smaller one and make this come spring! Thankx for the tutorial and the pictures. Love the orange paint and the bright pink flowers combo!

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      dcruz
      January 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Great, thanks for visiting! Show us the results when you have it done! 🙂

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    rebecca lawrence
    May 10, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Was the spray paint you used from Lowe's specifically for plastic or just their outdoor spray paint?

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      dcruz
      May 10, 2014 at 3:12 am

      Hi Rebeca, actually I just used this Valspar spray paint (Satin), I don't think it's made for outdoors specifically but it has hold very well for a long time!

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    Katie Kwapick
    July 12, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    How much did it cost?

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      dcruz
      July 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      It costs around $50 give or take if you add the flowers.

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    Moxie14
    July 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I noticed on the Lowe's website they used a basket underneath the smaller urn. Has not adding that created any issues with the birdbath? Thanks.

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      dcruz
      July 26, 2015 at 6:17 am

      That's true. I don't know what it's for but I haven't had any issues without it!

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    Lydia Burns
    August 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I know you did this project a few years ago, but I'm just now seeing it. It's extremely creative and the colors are absolutely stunning!

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      dcruz
      September 3, 2015 at 5:52 am

      Thanks so much Lydia!!!!

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    Kavili Sridhar
    April 29, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Thank u so much for this Diy Bird bath i love this neat and very clear with beautifull illustrations…. http://www.plantspassionandpeople.com/p/welcome.html

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    I love it it looks great thank you for sharing this I am going to make this in the spring so easy to make I have lots of gardens around my house I will put this on my deck it will look great and I have lots of bird baths in my yard the birds will love it thanks again laurie jarvi in the last 2 years I have won for having the nice looking gardens in my yard from our town they do this every year I love flowers and plants.

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      April 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      You’re welcome! Please send me any pictures (share/tag on my FB or Twitter or Instagram!) I would love to see!! If I had to make it again, I would make it teal color, it would look beautiful too!

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