Solar Bird Bath

Kelly Rambo
by Kelly Rambo
6 Materials
1 Hour
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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This is the glass platter
And this is the vase I found.
These are the solar lights that I really like
This is what the lights look like close up.
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.
I covered the bottom of the light so that sand will not get in with the battery
I watered down some elmers glue to hold the sand in place
I spread the glue into a top layer so the sand doesn't shift easily and added the light
Also added some shells for is coming along!
Then I glued the platter onto the vase with E6000 and placed a solar fountain in it.
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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  • Teresa Bieritz Teresa Bieritz on Feb 22, 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 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