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Making birdbaths for Christmas gifts

Garden Inspiration 7 days ago
I am back from Michigan and enjoying the beautiful Texas weather. Working in the yard and whipping it back into shape after my three month absence. My children have inhereted my love of gardening so I have decided to make them birdbaths for their gardens.
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  • Cindy
    Cindy Acworth, GA
    This is beautiful Victoria. Do you have any picts that show it in your garden?
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  • Cindy
    Cindy Acworth, GA
    I am also curious how you removed the clumping concrete from the orioginal pict of the bath?
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  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    If I understand your question, I did not remove it. I did that on purpose as I wanted to make it look centuries old and worn. This is where I allowed the cement to run over the edge of the leaf and clump in the mulch. Normally I use sand and clean up the
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  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    Just saw post about fountains. When using the castor beans I did some with the stem left long and when I pulled the leaf off it had a natural opening for the pump hose. You can use a wooden dowel or I suppose a stick for the same purpose. I just made a
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  • Sunshineintampa
    sunshineintampa Wesley Chapel, FL
    OMG thanks for sharing! Now I cant wait to play with concrete and make a few.
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  • Sherie Walden
    Sherie Walden Purcell, OK
    I used the reverse concept to make stepping stones several years ago. they turned out wonderful. I may try this one this summer. this kind of thing is so much fun.
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  • Katie
    Katie Canada
    This is so cool, Victoria! As soon as the 4 feet of snow is gone at my house, I'm going to make one of these. Well, I'll have to wait for the rhubarb and sunflowers :-)
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  • Sharon S Smith
    Sharon S Smith Marks, MS
    I work with children ages 8-14 do you think they could do this?
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  • Lisa
    Lisa New Hartford, CT
    I am definitely going to try this come summer. What a wonderful idea!
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  • Julia Hammond
    HI do you have any suggestions for a base and how I might attach one?
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    • Victoria
      Victoria Lockhart, TX
      Julia Hammond I made a base once. I had a wooden porch pillar that was hollow. When I made my birdbath I added a "Post" made of the cement to the base of the leaf. It was made to fit into
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  • Susanjha
    How long did it take for the cement to dry thoroughly?
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    • Victoria
      Victoria Lockhart, TX
      Susanjha I left it for a week before I unwrapped it. A month before I sealed it but it is all guess work on my part. :)
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  • SK Sartell, Pro
    SK Sartell, Pro Salem, OR
    What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing. sk
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  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    Thanks SK, if you try it you'll find it's pretty easy.
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