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?
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.
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.
I adhered it to the bottom of the tray and sealed it with some polyurethane to keep it on.
Once that was dry, I used a few dabs of liquid nails (forgot a picture) and centered it on the plant stand.
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.
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.
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.
We got that storm here in SW Ontario too. It was crazy! I love your little bird bath. So much better than those weird plastic ones that are supposed to look like stone. Very creative!
I know, right? I’ve never had a birdbath for that same reason. Perhaps this one will work. 🙂
What an adorable idea!
Thank you, Joanna!!
Jill Flory says
Very cute! Great idea 🙂
Good for you! This is quite stunning!
Thank you, Lesley! I appreciate you stopping by!
I love that Lowe’s Crative Ideas mag – Congrats on your participation! The birdbath is adorable. I may need to try this one out….
**creative** because spelling matters
I wonder if the “Crative” magazine would be better than the “Creative” one. 😉 Kudos to you for caring about the correction! Thanks for stopping by, Cyd!
Allie B says
Don’t you just love MI? I’m praying for the farmers! What area do you live in? I’m in the Grand Rapids area. It has been such a CRAZY winter!! Congrats on your partnership with Lowes!
We’re neighbors, Allie B! I live in Rockford. And yes…poor farmers. I was watching a story on them on the news the other day. However, I won’t complain about our mild winter. 🙂
Laura at Top This Top That says
what a super fantastic idea!
Linda@limeinthe coconut says
…Clever clever girl you! Gotta tell you though….we use those SAME plant stands to hold huge bowls of food and water for our Great Danes….just sayin’
Ok that’s hilarious. I never would have thought of that! Quite brilliant of you, Linda. May have to steal that idea. 🙂
Great idea. You just made me think about adhering those cute little birds to a fun dish I have 🙂
Well there ya go. Mission accomplished, Jessica! 🙂
nuvali laguna says
Great idea. very creative.
Barbara Grooms says
Love your idea for a bird bath. You know how much I love birds. Will have to copy this myself. Love it! Mom
Reggie Kilgore says
Your bird bath project was simple but yet elegant. This bird bath will fit in almost any landscape setting. Great Job!