If you want to attract birds to your garden you will need a bird bath. Garden birds need water to drink and also to bathe and splash over themselves. While you can buy a basic bird bath at any garden center you may wish to be a little more adventurous and find something that will look more attractive. This list of twenty bird bath designs is a mixture of some you can make from recycled household items and others that you can buy. I found this article on the Garden Lovers Blog.
We have all seen the classic store bought bird bath, with a skinny base and wide bowl, which serves its purpose and keeps the birds clean. But if you are going to add something like this to your garden, why not spruce it up a bit? Get creative, start a project with your children, or add a skill set to your hobbies. Turn something old and useless into a new and unique addition to your garden. Here we are going to give you some great ideas to get you started.
Do you find yourself missing the sounds of spring? Is your garden lacking the exotic touch that bathing birds and happy feathered friends have to offer? Maybe its because you don?t have one of these new and exciting bird baths set up for them! Surely, you can?t expect them to sing from any old branch nearby. Show the birds that summer is here, and you are prepared to welcome them back to your garden with one of these clever and creative bath ideas.
1. Table Leg Stand Bath
A simple and easy design, this bird bath stands on a recycled table or chair leg. Either use a screw, nail, or glue to fasten a bowl to the top of an old leg, and you can have your own creation in your garden!
2. Glass Lampshade Bath
This Bird bath will bring elegance to any garden, ?A delicate glass bowl sits high upon a thin pole. Use an old fashioned glass lampshade, or even a decorative bowl would do the trick.
3. Concrete Leaf Bath
An ingenious use of a simple technique, this bird bath looks amazing and is easy to create on your own! Simply use a large leaf to press down over a mound of wet concrete, let it dry, peel the leaf off, and voila! You have ?solid? proof of your craftsmanship!?4. Cupped Hand Bath
These amazing bird baths are a sight to behold! Deep ?palms? form the bath for birds to wash up in, and flowering leaves and butterflies add a nice touch to the already beautiful design.
5. Modern Bird Bath
Sleek and simple, this bath will convince any bird that you are on the cutting edge of design! Creating a bath like this would not be too complicated, as long as you have access to a welder, as well as the skill to use it.