DIY Bird Bath

by Chris on March 31, 2012

I have signed on as a “brand ambassador” (not making that up) for Lowes Creative Ideas, and I was given a monthly challenge to create something for the birds. Literally. Fun, no?

DIY birdbath

I wanted something neutral that would blend into the landscaping, so I found these three materials–a plant stand, a water tray from a large planter, and a fern.

bird bath tutorial

Using my vinyl cutter, I cut out a branch with some birds on it. This way the birds will feel at home. Or they’ll panic at the thought of two of their own drowning in the water.

vinyl birds

I adhered it to the bottom of the tray and sealed it with some polyurethane to keep it on.

vinyl birds on branch

Once that was dry, I used a few dabs of liquid nails (forgot a picture) and centered it on the plant stand.

decorative bird bath

It needed a little more “fluff”, so I simply placed the stand over the fern. And there you have it! A decorative, natural-looking bird bath.

DIY bird bath

You may notice that the placement of the bath is a little odd. While it was 84 degrees here last week, it turned into freezing rain when I decided to take pictures. The photographic conditions were less than ideal. Wanna see what was behind me? Only in Michigan.

freezing rain

I’ve been a subscriber for a long time to Lowe’s Creative Magazine, and I just love it! It’s absolutely free and chuck-full of creative ideas. If you haven’t already, you should join too!

Lowes creative ideas logo

Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase this project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative Ideas Bloggers’ team.

Share

{ 20 comments }

Previous post:

Next post: