Homemade Bird Bath
By: Pauline Molinari
July 3, 2015
Summer is here, and even though I don’t have a green thumb, I am always looking for fun ways to spruce up our backyard. I recently realized that I had one too many glass vases and it was time to upcycle them and turn them into something fabulous. I envisioned a tower of them creating a pretty and functional one-of-a-kind bird bath. I also wanted to add some color to my bird bath design, so I used three thick bass wood stump slices as bases to connect my vases and large bowl together and fun colored outdoor Patio Paint to create the perfect bird bath tower.
- Patio Paint 2oz - Coral Sunset
- Patio Paint 2oz - Blue Bahama
- Patio Paint 2oz - Citrus Green
- Patio Paint 2oz - Grey Skies
- Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Outdoor
- Americana Feathered Friends Stencil
- Glass Vases
- Glass Bowl
- Bass Wood Slices
- Paint Brushes
- E6000 Glue
- Decorative Vase Fillers
First I painted the centers of each of my wood slices with cool colors like Coral Sunset, Blue Bahama and Citrus Green. I love how these three vibrant colors coordinate and play off of each other at the same time. The Patio Paint is perfect for outdoor craft projects like this one.
Then I added some decorative flair using the Feathered Friends Americana® stencil, a stencil brush and Grey Skies Patio Paint. I thought it quite apropos to stencil a bird on my homemade bird bath.
After the paint was dry, I sealed the edges of my wood slices with Decou-Page outdoor sealer using a sponge brush. I applied a thick coat all the way around the edges and let it dry completely.
Then it was time to assemble all of my pieces. You could use clear vases, but I wanted to add some extra visual appeal, so I poured colored décor sand and clear decorative filler baubles in each of my vases before gluing them to the wood slices. I used industrial strength glue to secure the vases and bowl to the wood and let that dry completely before adding water to the top bowl for the birds to enjoy.
I added some colorful baubles to the bird bath bowl and my homemade garden decoration was complete!
I absolutely love how this turned out and I can wait to see the first bird take a drink from my homemade bird bath. It’s going to be a hot summer and this is a really fun project to add some color and flair to any garden!
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