Lamp Base Turned Birdbath!

by Melanie
5 Materials
2 Hours

I had an old plastic resin birdbath that I was tired of painting year after year and wanted something different. I had seen an old lamp base one day when I was out browsing the thrift stores and instantly knew what I was going to use it for, and the rest, as they say, is history!


Gather Your Supplies

  • Lamp base
  • Spray paint
  • Metal container (A stainless steel bowl can be used or any plastic container. It depends on the look you are going for.)

Drill Holes
Paint Lamp Base and Drill Holes in the Container

First I spray painted the lamp base using Trembled Hammered sliver. Sorry there is no picture. Next I took my container and turned it upside down and drilled a hole in the middle.

Attach Lamp Base to the Container
Attach Lamp Base to the Container

Then I attached it to the lamp base.

Glue Ribbon onto the Container

Next I used cork ribbon and glued it around the container.

Cork Ribbon

Add Decor
Add Decor

Next I wanted to add something where the light bulb would normally go so I found this cute owl at my Dollar Store, along with some greenery I plan to use.

DIY Lamp Birdbath

I attached the owl with wire as it had holes in the side, and used some hot glue to secure it more.

DIY Birdbath

Next I took my greenery and wrapped it around the lamp base, securing it in places with wire and added a little branch to make it look like the owl was sitting on it.

Here it is completed. I love how it turned out. Now only if my flowers would grow....

Suggested materials:
  • Lamp base   (Thrift store)
  • Metal container   (Home Sense)
  • Trembled Hammered sliver spray paint
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Frequently asked questions
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  • Stephanie Harden Stephanie Harden on Jul 17, 2017
    How did you attach it to lamp so it doesn't tilt with water in it

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Aug 16, 2017
    How do you keep the water from draining since you drill a hole

  • Yes I was wondering to how does it hold water without tilting from side to side since the top of the base is really thin?

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