I have wanted a birdbath for a while, But I could not bring myself to spend the money that they cost. So when I had found an old fountain top someone had thrown away. I instantly thought about making a birdbath!
Bird Bath Made From Trash
If I could come up with something that would support the weight of that thing. I would be in business! I know that thing was really heavy! I had to have my husband help me pick it up. I found some old tires that the bottom would fit in. I had 3 tires the same
I then got some dirt that my husband piled up. and leveled the tires and filled them with the dirt.
When I had finished filling them with dirt. They looked like this
Now I wanted to fill in the gaps of the tires with something. I thought about pool noodles like I had done when I made a wishing well. But decided against that because I didn't have that big of a space to fill. Then I remembered that we had some spray foam!
When you use this foam and have some left in the can. You need to either use all of it or throw it away. Because you aren't able to use it after it dries in the sprayer. So I being the kind of person that does not like to throw stuff out. I just ended up spraying the rest of the can on the tires paying special attention to some slick parts that the tires had on them. When the foam was dried I trimmed it from sticking off the tires so far
Then I got some concrete patcher. The reason I used this kind was that it had vinyl in it and epoxy.
when it comes to me making something. I don't follow any rules. I do it whichever way that's easiest for me. So I used an old bowl to mix it in and a plastic spoon and some rubber gloves I mixed it to the consistency that was almost like play-doe. Then started putting it on the tires
I know that I am inserting this part in at the wrong time but when I set the top onto the tires I moved it all the way to the front of the tires leaving a space to plant some flowers
Now back to the part of putting the concrete patcher on the tires! After I was finished with that I painted the whole thing with some grey paint that I had leftover from painting the house.
I then had an old statue in the yard of 3 frogs. That I had for years. I realized I just found the perfect spot for them! I put some flowers in the space I had left and the 3 pictures that I have posted below is my finished birdbath
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Ann Doughty Bosche on Jun 19, 2021
Great job! I bet the birds appreciate having a bath and food close by.