How To Make A DIY Bird Bath

Have the birds flocking to your backyard.

If you’re looking to add a water feature in your garden on a budget, you’re in the right place!

You will need: 

  • An old lamp, one specifically with a glass shade
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Sealant


  1. Disassemble the lamp by unscrewing each segment. It should come apart easily as there is a centre stake that holds the components all together.
  2. Remove the wiring and any electric components, cut the wire out of the lamp using wire cutters. Remove the plug at the bottom.
  3. Using the base and the centre rod, reassemble the light in any configuration ensuring that the glass shade is flipped at the top of the structure.
  4. Seal the connection between the glass shade and the post using clear sealant so that the dish can hold water. Wait overnight before adding water.
  5. And voila! I’ll stick it in my garden and wait for the birds! But don’t forget to switch out the water every so often. Add rocks/gravel for butterflies and bees to enjoy!

Safety Tip: Make sure the lamp is unplugged before taking out all of the electrical segments.