DIY Wrought Iron Candle Holder Birdbath

So I have a thing for birdbaths. I admit it. It’s not something I’m ashamed of but, yes, I do have a problem. Every time I come home from a thrifting expedition my haul always seems to include things that I can use to make into birdbaths. I just can’t help myself.
Here’s my latest example.

Here’s what I started with.  A wrought iron candle holder (it’s upside down in the photo), a ceramic base (not sure what it really is), a glass coaster, and a glass bowl. The cost of all these items was $1.75.

I gave everything a good cleaning and then primed the base and the wrought iron candle holder with Tremclad Spray Primer. Then I sprayed both with a light purple Krylon.


I balanced the glass coaster on the top of the candle holder, on the three arms, and adhered it with the GOOP glue. I then left it to dry until the next day. I had to make sure the coaster was very securely attached before I glued the glass bowl on to the coaster.



I love the purple!


Here’s the finished bird bath in the garden.
Since the bowl isn’t very deep, it can easily be used as a bird feeder. We don’t have squirrels in our area so that wouldn’t be a problem.
But it’s a birdbath for now. Apparently, this girl’s garden can’t have too many. LOL. (By the way, the birds love me.)
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  1. says

    I'm your newest follower :)

    I just ADORE this beautiful birdbath that you made! So creative and of course I LOVE the color! I look forward to seeing your crafty talent! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. says

    That is way cute! Love it!
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  3. says

    looks great. I did something similar last week. I made cake plates kind of like this. Check them out at

  4. says

    hello, its gorgeous your birdbath! I made some last year but all my glasses broke after the heavy winter and snow we had. I was really sad. :( :( I dont know if yours will resist the snow, I hope it will!

    • says

      Hi Princess! I'm sorry to hear that your glasses broke. We have harsh winters here so I take all my garden art items inside the shed for the winter. I don't think they would make it outside at all. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. says

    I have been making the plate flowers and some birdbaths, feeders and garden statuary and like you I love the Marine Goop. I think it is better than the Silicone because it is clearer when it cures. I have found this to be an addicting pastime and now need to sell.

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