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DIY: Colorful Terra Cotta Flower Pot Bird Bath

Want to spruce up your garden? Here's one easy DIY project that will not only make your garden beautiful, but will also attract beautiful birds to ease your senses with their soothing sounds. The project is making a colorful bird bath out of terra cotta flower pots!

As far as materials and supplies go for this project, you'll need:

  • 3 terra cotta flower pots, one small, one medium, and one large 
  • 1 or 2 terra cotta saucers 
  • white primer 
  • spraying paint in your favorite colors, glue, and clear coat

All of the pots and saucers should be sprayed with the white primer and left outside to completely dry. If it is necessary you can apply a second coating. Afterwards, you spray them in different colors, or even paint some artwork if you're feeling creative. If the color and the coverage are not as prominent as you'd like, you can apply more thin coats until you get the color you desire.

When the pots and saucers are completely dried out from the colors, you can start arranging them to build the new colorful bird bath. First is the largest pot, on which bottom edge you should apply glue and place the medium sized one above. Then repeat the same process and place the smallest pot. At the end, on the glued bottom of the last pot, you should center the larger saucer, and glue the smaller saucer onto it. This way they will be easier to clean.

When all the elements are fully dried, check whether the bird bath is strong enough to be moved. If needed provide some support, or glue again the loosen parts. When everything is finished, spray the birdbath with a few layers of clear coat, leave it to dry and get it outside in your garden. The birds from your surrounding will be more than happy to use it.

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