Repurposed Glass Light Shades

Julie J
by Julie J
This is one of the vintage glass light shades I repurposed into a birdbath.
Vintage glass light shade, now a birdbath
I used E6000 glue to attach the glass dish, vase and vintage light shade. It is setting atop a piece of rebar and copper tube.
View of the light shade looking down. I used glass beads glued to the holes.
Perfect for butterflies to drink from
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  • Melanie Melanie on Apr 10, 2018

    I would like to use an old glass light cover and place it in a plant stand. Have any suggestions? Not feeling over inspired right now.

  • Hi Julie and thanks! Your bIrdbath was an inspiration and I’m doing one, too. I am stumped: how do you stabilize the bottle over the stake? Is that what the copper pipe is for?

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  • Fit71600209 Fit71600209 on Oct 15, 2022

    I love your glass shade birdbath, however I am concerned about using the E6000 glue. Is it safe for birds to drink the water from? You mentioned about butterflies drinking the water but not birds.

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  • MBF78554911 MBF78554911 on Mar 06, 2023

    What a great idea! That is a beautiful lamp shade! Beautiful bird bath

  • P P on Mar 27, 2023

    Lovely! Add copper -flashing or even pennies - in the water to prevent mosquito larva from hatching - otherwise, if eggs are laid, & then water dries up, next time the water is refilled, the eggs can hatch in 24hrs! hanging a small windchime so the 'flapper' hangs into the water & stirs it some when there's a breeze, will also help prevent mosquitoes!