• Diana W
    Diana W Frostproof, FL
    My Father never had a bought bird bath; he always used a garbage can lid. That was in the 1940's up to the time of his death in 1981. The birds loved it. They could grip they little feet on the rim of it, which helped them balance themselves.
  • Patricia R
    Patricia R Jacksonville, FL
    Good for you--great talent as yourself

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  • Deb Marciano
    Deb Marciano Valdosta, GA
    Where to get birds? I am having problems locating affordable ones.
  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    I pick them up at a gift shop in our Farmer's Market and sometimes find one at a yard sale here and there, Deb Marciano
  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    These are really coool
  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Just using up some materials, but they are lasting well and the birds love them, Tammy@Deja Vue Designs !
  • Mary L
    Mary L Mayville, MI
    "use what you have". That's my new motto too. I just made a little walk with old bricks that were in a pile for years. I love the stacked look.
  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Great tip, thanks Mary L for checking out my project too!
  • Marsha B
    Marsha B Kettle Falls, WA
    the CCC Camps of the great depression traditionally built a water fountain out of a trash can lid .........
  • Lurella
    Lurella La Center, WA
    This is adorable! I have one concern, however. Years ago I killed an entire pond of beautiful koi by using galvanized chicken wire to build them "caves" where they could hide from the racoons. The previous owner had dogs to keep the critters away and we
    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      Lurella ~ these "aged" galvanized trashcan lids are well oxidized and the birds are enjoying the water without any ill effects. New galvanized metal would not be advised - but I was upcycling vintage (read old!)!
    • Lurella
      Lurella La Center, WA
      Lurella Thanks, Barb. Now I will be able to used well-aged galvanized objects with a clear conscience.
  • Da Pieta
    Da Pieta Germany
    fantastic idea
  • Pamcgc
    I'll try this project this summer. Love it. Thanks
  • Cheryl Holmes Kirkelie-Sano
    love the look..but wondering if the metal would be too hit if placed in the sun
  • Alicia
    Alicia Coatesville, PA
    Love your creations! I think I am going to try something like this! Thank you so much for sharing! What an AWESOME job!
    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      Alicia ~my pleasure! So glad you liked my little birdbath project! Have fun!
  • Dorothy Yates Jackson
    My son-in-law says, "Use it up, wear it out, throw it away!"
Barb Rosen
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