Asked on Sep 20, 2018

How can I turn this oddly shaped tree stump into a birdbath?

Mrg2811822Rachel's Trash~2~TreasuresLucy Marie Bernier
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This ugly old tree stump has grown on me to the point where I want to turn it into a birdbath without completely covering it up. I’d like to keep as much of the natural look of it as I can. Any ideas? Please keep in mind that I’m very much a beginner with the DIY concept and I’m a single grandma who owns no power tools besides a cordless screwdriver. I don’t think I can saw wood either. Nope, don’t have a saw 🤷🏼‍♀️

7 answers
  • Jeri
    Jeri
    on Sep 20, 2018

    Find a round vessel either metal or glass, to fit in between those cut off limbs. See if it will just rest on it first but if not get some E6000 glue and glue it where it touches. This is the easiest way and the birds will love it! You may want to either plant some foliage close or set potted plants up around it to provide coverage for the birds.

    • Lottie Crafts
      Lottie Crafts
      on Sep 21, 2018

      I would go with metal of some sort and screw it into the stump. Pre drill hole put some silicone caulk in the hole screw the bowl down and caulk around the screw or screws which ever you decide to use. Good luck.

  • Ray Porter
    Ray Porter
    on Sep 20, 2018

    Google threaded bird bath. You can buy a mount that would actually screw into the the stump. The bird bath I saw is copper and is pretty nice. Worth checking out!

  • Deb
    Deb
    on Sep 21, 2018

    I would check out the local Goodwill store for items that you could use. bowls, trays, etc... then I would make 2 birdbaths.. level the stumps off and let your imagination go wild!!!

  • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    on Sep 21, 2018

    While the e6000 is waterproof, it does not do well in the sun, it will separate. GE makes a clear silicone caulk that will hold up, I've got lots of little glass projects in my garden that I've glued together and the ge silicone is the only thing that's worked. Check local thrift stores for fancy little bowls

  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    Lucy Marie Bernier
    on Sep 21, 2018

    Use a metal garbage can lid. Paint it before U put it up.Screw it it on the upper one and use some type of fixture to keep it on andleak proof it.

  • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    on Sep 22, 2018

    Silicone is nontoxic, totally safe 👍

  • Mrg2811822
    Mrg2811822
    on Sep 24, 2018

    If you have access to rocks or can visit a retailer who has biggish rocks, I would choose the most birdbathy two. Given your familiarity with the stump, you would know the candidates. Lava rock would be a hit with the birds. Then choose your glue, caulk, and maybe a friend and....

    Enjoy

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