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  • Samantha Sandlin

DIY Bee and Butterfly Bath

Hello everyone! And welcome back to The Venue House! This week I will show you all how to make a DIY bee and butterfly bath for your yard. I live in Washington state which fortunately means that we dont get super hot weather, but we do have forest fires. Usually, from August to the end of September we will spend days if not weeks under a haze of smoke coming from California, Oregon, Canada, and of course the eastern part of our own state.

I always feel bad for the birds and bugs who dont have an escape from the heat and the smoke. This year, I decided to give the bees, butterflies, and other insects in our yard a place to rest, cool down, and hydrate. I usually see these on Pinterest made out of terra cotta pots but I thought glass would look better in our yard. To save money I bought all of my supplies at Goodwill but you might even have dishes and vases at home you aren't using that would be perfect for this project.

I am so happy with the finished product and am already trying to find a way to make a bigger one I can use for a bird bath!


  • glass pie dishes

  • glass vases

  • marbles and glass rocks

  • gorilla glue

Step 1:

Gather all of your supplies! I made two so I needed two glass pie dishes, two glass vases, and enough glass marbles and glass rocks for both. Also, Gorilla glue or something similar. I was able to get all of my supplies from Goodwill for less than $23.

Step 2

Remove all the stickers from your glass pieces and give everything a good clean. After cleaning I separated my glass rocks by type so I could choose which ones went in which bath.

Step 3

Once your pie dishes and vases and completely dry, attached them using your choice of glue. I chose gorilla glue because it works really well on glass. I put two coats of gorilla glue, but you cant really see it in the picture below because it is clear but I put it right along the rim where the pie dish and vase will be touching.

Step 4

Once the glue is dry, choose which glass rocks your want to go in your bath and start placing them. You want there to be differences in height with the glass rocks and marbles so the bees and butterflies have places to rest so make sure you are layering the pieces not just placing them in one flat layer.

Step 5

Find the perfect spot outside to place your new bee and butterfly baths and then fill them with water! And that's it! We want to keep these bee and butterfly baths clean so make sure to replace the water every other day and clean them every week to eliminate mosquito larvae!


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