Saturday, April 29, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Outdoors

The theme for this month's Craft Along with GIY is Outdoors. For my project, I made a bird bath.

For the base, I used a large candlestick from the thrift store.
For the bowl, I used a ceramic bowl from the thrift store. I forgot to take a "before" picture (bad blogger!).

I glued the bowl to the candlestick to create the bird bath, then spray painted it purple.

The bath was top heavy and needed a heavier base to stabilize it. I glued it to a large ceramic tile.

I placed the bird bath in my back yard. Burying the tile base in the river rock covered the tile and made the bath very stable.

I added some black, purple, and white decorative rocks to the bowl, then added water.

The weather is currently throwing a snow tantrum , so the bird bath isn't likely to get any use today... unless some penguins wander by. ;)


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14 comments:

  1. Oh no! Wow! I am a little envious of the snow you are getting. My eldest loves snow, but in the desert, we rarely get snow. Still, I like the lovely bird bath you made. Hopefully, the snow clears up soon, so the birds can have fun in their new bird bath.

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    1. This past winter was so warm, I felt cheated out of winter. So I'm happy to have one last (little) snowfall.

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  2. Giant snow cone for the birds. XD

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  3. Wow, that look amazing it's brilliant idea

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    1. My post http://www.talesfromageordiegoth.co.uk/2017/04/faries-lurking-at-bottom-of-garden.html

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  4. Purple is such a great colour! Great work!

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  5. Update this post when a raven stops by! The purple stones are a nice touch.

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    1. I might need to upsize for a raven. ;) A pair of crows nested in my tree last year, though.

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  6. It looks great! I love the colourful pebbles in the water. Enjoy your bit of winter, the birds will still have time to use the bath.

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    1. Thanks! The snow has already melted and we'll have bath-friendly temperatures in a day or two. :)

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