Mosaic Birdbath {Tutorial}

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Looking for a fun and easy DIY project? Check out this Mosaic birdbath you can make easily that will look great in your yard!

Mosaic Bird Bath Tutorial

Check out this awesome project that the boys made their Granddad for Father’s Day this year – a {beautiful} kid-created mosaic birdbath! We saw the idea in a magazine a couple of months ago and knew that it would make a perfect gift for him. I am so pleased with the way it came out!

Flower Pot Bird Bath
Kids Craft - Mosaic Flower Pot Bird Bath

Mosaic Birdbath Tutorial

This birdbath project is simple and inexpensive, though there are some messy parts that will require adult assistance. You will need:

Making a Mosaic Bird Bath

After painting our pot and saucer with a couple of coats of spray paint, we used our strong adhesive to glue the glass mosaic pieces to the inside of the saucer. I put a puddle of Goop! and a chopstick on a paper plate and supervised while my boys took turns creating their mosaic design (make sure you open the windows and get adequate ventilation!).

Mosaic Birdbath Tutorial

The boys started with a random assortment of glass shapes in the center, and then we rimmed the saucer with small square tiles to clean up the edges of their design. (See how I didn’t peel off the price sticker on the saucer there? Don’t follow my example here – in the end we could still faintly see parts of the sticker through the clear glass gems – oops!)

Glass Mosaic Bird Bath

Then the boys filled in the rest of the space with assorted glass gems. Sawyer said that the curved “petal” looking ring of glass is “sunflower petals to remind Granddad that he should plant some sunflowers in his garden.” It was fun seeing his little mind create unique patterns and designs without any parental intervention!

Getting Ready to Grout a Mosaic Bird Bath Gift

After all of our mosaic pieces were glued down, we let the glue dry for several days before proceeding on to the next step.

Grouting a Mosaic Bird Bath

Yay, time for grout! Despite the “Are you crazy!? Grouting with preschoolers? In the kitchen?” setup, we actually didn’t encounter any difficulties or messes in this step – AMAZING! I mixed dry grout with water in a recycled container, and the boys spread it on with plastic spoons. (Note: The pre-mixed grout at our local store was not recommended for standing water applications, so be sure to read the labels unless you want to go back to the hardware store again. Ask me how I know.)

How to Grout a Mosaic Flower Pot Birdbath

The boys applied the grout and made sure that it filled in all of the cracks between the tiles and gems. When the entire saucer was sufficiently covered they took turns wiping off the excess, and when it was almost done I finished it up for them. The boys applied the grout and made sure that it filled in all of the cracks between the tiles and gems. When the entire saucer was sufficiently covered they took turns wiping off the excess, and when it was almost done I finished it up for them.

Glass Mosaic Bird Bath Tutorial and Gift Idea

The final step is using your strong adhesive to attach the mosaic saucer to the flower pot base. All done and ready for gift giving!

Mosaic Bird Bath Gift Idea

Sit back and admire your work!

Flower Pot Birdbath

The tiles look so pretty glistening in the sun!

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36 Comments

  1. I’ve been wanting a birdbath. After viewing your wonderful project I think I might just make my own using a terra cotta pot and saucer I already have. Thank you for sharin,

  2. What brand of grout. When clicking on the grout word it takes me to Amazon but shows the glue🤪
    Thank you

    1. I wouldn’t recommend using plastic because the glue doesn’t hold as well underwater like it does with terracotta. The tiles might become loose and fall out over time. Thanks! 🙂

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