Spring is in the air! The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are in bloom, and the days are getting longer. Even though I don’t have a green thumb, I am always looking for crafty ways to spruce up our backyard garden.
I recently realized that I had one too many glass vases and it was time to upcycle them and turn them into something new and fabulous. I envisioned a tower of them creating a pretty and functional one-of-a-kind bird bath. I wanted to add a bit of nature so I used three thick bass wood slices (found online or in the wood department at your local craft store. Then I also found the perfect glass bowl for the top of my bird bath at my local Michael’s.
Materials I used to make this homemade bird bath:
- DecoArt® Patio Paint outdoor acrylic paints
(Coral Sunset, Blue Bahama, Citrus Green, Grey Skies)
- Americana® Feathered Friends Bird Stencil
- Americana® Decou-Page Outdoor sealer
- Glass vases and shallow glass bowl
- Bass wood stump slices (found online or at your local craft store)
- Paintbrushes and stencil brush
- E6000 industrial strength glue
- Colored décor sand (optional)
- Decorative filler baubles (optional)
First I painted the centers of each of my wood slices with cool Spring colors. I love how these three vibrant colors coordinate and play off of each other at the same time. The Patio Paint is perfect for outdoor craft projects like this one.
Then I added some decorative flair using the Feathered Friends Americana® stencil, a stencil brush and Grey Skies Patio Paint. I thought it quite apropos to stencil a bird on my homemade bird bath. This is one of my favorite stencils. I’ve used it this cute “Put a Bird on It” painted bookshelf project.
Then it was time to assemble all of my pieces. You could use clear vases, but I wanted to add some extra visual appeal, so I poured colored décor sand and clear decorative filler baubles in each of my vases before gluing them to the wood slices. I used industrial strength glue to secure the vases and bowl to the wood and let that dry completely before adding water to the top bowl for the birds to enjoy.
I added some colorful baubles to the bird bath bowl and my homemade garden decoration was complete!
I absolutely love how this turned out and I can wait to see the first bird take a drink from my homemade bird bath. It’s sure to be a hot summer and this is a really fun project to add some color and flair to any garden or backyard!