Garden DIY

Concrete Bird Bath

Since I’ve been working so hard on my new vegetable and herb patch recently, it is now time for a little decoration. Because I want to really take a vacation in my own garden this summer.

You can also paint the little bird bath as you like, if you want to have a little more color in the garden.

What You Need

  • Concrete / cement
  • 2 plastic bowls (1 large, 1 small)
  • Plastic cup
  • Stirring stick
  • Water
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic paint or lacquer

Anyone who has never worked with cement or concrete should simply start a little test. It is best to first touch the ratio of powder and water that is written on the packaging.

I’ve had the best results with regular cement and not flash cement. Especially with larger molds I didn’t manage to stir the cement properly before it started to harden. And then, unfortunately, this mass could no longer be poured nicely. So I got the nice white cement. You can paint the concrete or cement at the end as you wish.

Mix your cement or concrete as described on the package.

Then pour the mass into the large bowl and press the small bowl in the middle or positioned slightly to the side into the concrete. Make sure that there is a concrete edge at the bottom and at the edges.

Gently knock the large bowl on the table to let air bubbles escape.

It is best to let the bird bath dry overnight. The next day you should remove them from the shells.

Sand bumps smooth with the sandpaper.

If you want, you can paint the bowl with a glossy, transparent varnish or with acrylic paint.