Friday, April 15, 2011

Dollar Store Birdbath

Spring is in the air....finally!
How do I know? Rick's already had to mow the lawn!

In honor of Spring, I made a cute little birdbath out of picnic-y items from Dollar General. The whole thing cost less than $7.00.

Here's how to make one of your very own!

What You'll Need
10" Large Bowl
8" Plate
10" Plate
Ceramic Vase
Another 10" Plate (not pictured)
Small Brick (not pictured)
E-6000 Glue or other industrial-strength adhesive





Start by placing your large bowl upside-down on a flat surface. Pick a place that's well-ventilated where you'll be able to leave it overnight without it being disturbed. I'm working in our garage. Run a line of glue along the bottom rim of the bowl.

Place your smaller plate (right side up!) on top of the bowl. Get it as centered as you can.

Put your larger plate right side DOWN on your flat surface. Along the top of the ceramic vase you'll run some glue. Carefully center your vase on the bottom of the plate.


                                                   Let the 2 parts sit overnight. 


The next day you can glue the bottom of the vase to the top of the smaller plate. Let that sit overnight, too.

This isn't pictured, but I thought the birdbath was too light when it was finished, and I was afraid the wind would keep blowing it over.

To make it heavier I turned the entire thing upside down, placed a piece of broken brick in the bowl, and E-6000ed the second 10" plate onto the rim of the bowl.

After it dried, the brick was secure in the bowl, and the entire birdbath has a good weight on the bottom.

I'm linking at....
Lovely Crafty Home



5 comments:

kathy@teachinggoodthings.com said...

HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ya know...I think it is a good thing we don't live close to each other, we'd be crafting all the time and nothing else would get done...like loving husbands, feeding kids, school, housework...etc... lol!

Dana said...

Kathy--

You're assuming I'm getting those things done now.....!

:-)

Joyce said...

I have to make one, maybe two. Have a big backyard and that would be an adorable addition out there. Thanks.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

so colorful!
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can
gail

Rachael said...

Thanks for linking up, this is so cute! Too bad I have predatory cats LOL!