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Thrift Store Bird Bath

by Janine (follow)
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A bird bath should be an easy addition to a backyard so don't let the cost of garden center baths scare you. There are other ways to make a bird bath to add to your garden! Thrift store finds can make a great bath to get the look (and price tag) you desire!



Finished bird bath

Materials:
Bowl - this could be a decorative bowl, ceramic plant tray or old pot lid.
Stand - a tall container, candle holder, or even a unwired light would work.
Spray paint
Rocks

Method:
I started with two pieces from my local thrift store; a glass bowl and tall ceramic vase.



Finished bird bath

Clean articles thoroughly. If you are going to paint, it is a good idea to use a cleaner containing trisodium phosphate (TSP) as it will get rid of grim and grease stains. A light sanding will also be needed for metal materials.
Prime your pieces if required.
Spray paint with your desired colour.



Finished bird bath

Let your pieces dry.
Add weight to your bottom piece. I filled the ceramic vase with pea gravel. You could also create a cement base and place your light stand or candle holder in it. Refer to the method that I used to create garden stepping stones.
Add rocks and water to your bowl.



add rocks

I did not adhere the bowl to the base so that I can easily remove it to wash.
Set out your new bath in the garden for the birds to enjoy!

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#Bird Bath
#Garden Decor
#Easy
#Upcycle
#Recycle
#Spray Paint
#Natural Elements
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