Bright Idea Recycled Birdbath

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Bright Idea Recycled Birdbath
Bright Idea Recycled Birdbath
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Add a splash of iridescence to your garden this spring with this enchanting Bright Idea Recycled Birdbath. Made with recycled materials, this DIY spring craft is a sure way to add a splash of whimsy to your garden without breaking the bank. Make a stop by your local thrift store or garage sale to find a lamp with a sturdy base and then add a pretty antique dish for a pop of color. Paint your lamp a crisp spring white for a classic look or a shiny metallic to add even more shimmer to your birdbath. This free holiday craft is the perfect addition to any garden or flower bed and is sure to be popular with any visiting feathery friends.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsPaint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft




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I have been looking at bird baths because I want to add a few more in my yard as I love to watch my birds and butterflies.I just could not find that special one and now I se this recycled bird bath and this is a great idea. Make one I like and create myself. I am always seeing lamps at the the thrift stores veri inexpensive and never thought to use it as a base for a bird bath and you get to recycle too. I now have got to find that perfect dish and this will be mine. Thanks for the project idea.

Using an old lamp for a base is a great idea! I wish I had thought of that before tossing one out recently, but I will remember now. Garage sale season is just ahead, so I am putting an old lamp on my list. I think I already have a dish to put on one.

This bird bath is stunning, I would love to make one for our garden and I am sure if I go up to my mams attic I would find more than one old and not working lamp to use but I just dont have the confidence to try this but it is really stunning.

I love this idea, although the glass dish the blogger used really sells the project. Love the carnival glass effect.


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