Birdbaths are getting expensive these days. This DIY project is a bit messy but pretty easy and inexpensive. There are an endless ways to make this your own. Maybe you prefer a more angular shape than round. Or you can press in some jewels or leaves. Thanks to Sproutsandstuff for the idea.
DIY Concrete Birdbath For Less Than Six DollarsI set out this week to make something to add some structure around a couple of Japanese Maples that I have, so I decided to make myself a couple of simple birdbaths.Here is what you will need:
1. A pair of good gloves
2. Dust mask
3. Something to mix the concrete with (trowel, hoe, etc)
5. Mold release spray-I use cheap cooking spray
6. Hardware cloth or chicken wire for reinforcement
7. Wheelbarrow or tub large enough to mix the concrete in
8. Concrete or a cement recipe of your choice, I used Quikcrete Commercial Grade Crack Resistant (for durability in my zone 5 climate)
10. Pair of cutters to trim the hardware clothHere are the steps to create your own masterpiece:
1. Pick a set of molds-you will need three pieces for a birdbath. I went around the house and garage and put pieces together to see what looked interesting and picked what I liked best. Note: the inner mold should be no more than 2 inches because birds do not like deep water.