DIY Wrought Iron Candle Holder Birdbath

How to create a candle holder birdbath

This DIY candle holder birdbath is a fun and easy project.

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.

But I do love having things in the garden for our feathered friends.


Here’s my latest example.

Pieces used to create candle holder birdbath

pieces used to create diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath

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.

Spray painting candle holder for birdbath

spray painting candle holder to create diy birdbath

I gave everything a good cleaning and then primed the base and the wrought iron candle holder with a white spray primer. Then I sprayed both with a lovely light purple.

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! It’s such a happy color.

diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath with glass bowl

Here’s the finished bird bath in the garden.

Since the bowl isn’t very deep, it can also 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.)

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. How lovely! I'm sure those birds feel pretty special who bathe there! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty this week!

  2. Hello!
    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

  3. That is way cute! Love it!
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  4. looks great. I did something similar last week. I made cake plates kind of like this. Check them out at throughbetsyslookingglass.blogspot.com

  5. I love what you did with this birdbath. It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. 🙂


  6. Love it! The purple is gorgeous and I just adore the glass bowl top! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    1. Thanks Nadine! So happy you stopped by for a visit. Gail's blog is fabulous! I'll be sure to stop by and check yours out.

  7. 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!

    1. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. I love these creations of yours. Can you please explain why you use marine goop glue sometimes, and then other times you use a different one? Which glues work best for what? I want to try one myself! Thanks

    1. Thanks Sally! The glue I use is really depends on what I’m making For most outdoor projects involving glass or metal I use Marine Goop because it’s UV and water resistant. It’s meant for boat repair. I’ve seen others use E6000 for outside projects but I never have myself. I do use it for inside ones though. The only thing I can suggest is to try whatever is sold in your area and test what works in your weather and climate. I take all my outdoor garden art in for the winter because it’s cold, wet, and snowy here. What is best for your to use really depends on your own situation. I hope this helps. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂