Solar Bird Bath

6 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy

I found an old platter and a large vase at a second hand shop and decided to create a solar light bird bath for my garden. Here's how!

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Materials I used for this project:

This is the glass platter
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And this is the vase I found.
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These are the solar lights that I really like
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This is what the lights look like close up.
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I put a fair amount of sand in the vase to make sure it won't tip and it also adds a nice coastal effect to the bird bath.
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I covered the bottom of the light so that sand will not get in with the battery
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I watered down some elmers glue to hold the sand in place
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I spread the glue into a top layer so the sand doesn't shift easily and added the light
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Also added some shells for decoration...it is coming along!
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Then I glued the platter onto the vase with E6000 and placed a solar fountain in it.
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This birdbath serves as a fountain during the day and as a decorative light at night. I hope you like it as much a s I do!

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  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=glass+vase&rh=n%3A1055398%2Ck%3Aglass+vase&_encoding=UTF8&tag=kellyrambo-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=dac9b49a2be3825a603db4161b0d98a6&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vase</a>  (Amazon)
  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/E6000-237032-Craft-Adhesive-Clear/dp/B004BPHQWU/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1504861091&sr=1-1&keywords=e6000&_encoding=UTF8&tag=kellyrambo-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=eb659f7cd902a27830f05841c31502e7&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E6000 glue</a>  (Amazon)
  • <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Hobbies-Shells-Mixed-Seashells/dp/B008B7TII4/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1504861142&sr=1-3&keywords=shells&_encoding=UTF8&tag=kellyrambo-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=4a3ad687e4a529f53092bed5556c127d&camp=1789&creative=9325" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shells</a>  (Amazon)
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  • Teresa Bieritz
    on Feb 23, 2019

    Thanks so much for the great idea. What a beautiful birdbath! I have everything to do this, except I have to wait for the heaps of snow to go away!! I'm excited & now want spring to come even more!!! I too worry about the battery life of the solar light. Though I figure by then, I might be ready to break the birdbath part to replace the light. (Being careful to not break the vase of course)



  • Ann Baxter
    on Mar 19, 2019

    I dont think I would have glued the platter onto the vase. At some point you will have to replace the solar light or the battery, which ever is the easiest

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