Today I have a really fun and easy tutorial for you all, a little bird bath made of old china and glass. In just a few steps you can make this sweet addition for your garden. I made mine to use as a small bird bath for all the finches we have in our backyard, but it could just as easily be a feeder, or even a planter.
Here is what you need:
*A couple of dishes like a bowl and a small candy dish or custard cup
*Copper Pipe( not cheap but it will get a cool patina, worth the investment)
*E-6000 Glue( I recommend the professional strength you can get @ the hardware store)
Step 1: Make pilot hole in ground- Push your pipe into the ground where you want it. Then remove pipe. This will make a hole that you can easily pop the pipe back into when you need the pipe to stand upright for the glue to dry.
Step 2: Cut pipe- Using a hacksaw, or pipe cutter, cut your pipe to length you want it, then cut into the pipe crosswise with the hacksaw to make an x 1/2″ or more down. Using pliers, pull down your cross sections until you have a nice flat x shape. This will give more of a surface area for the glue to adhere to the bowls.
Step 3: Glue bowls- I glued my bowls ahead of time, but you can choose to glue all together or before hand. Put a generous amount of glue on your bottom piece and then flip the top piece upside down and glue the bottom piece to the bottom of the larger piece. Let set for a while.
Step 4:- Glue pipe- Put a generous amount of glue on the sections of the x of the pipe. Carefully sit the bowls on top of pipe sections and center. Then carefully place your pipe back in the ground where you made the original hole, and make sure it is level enough so the bowls will not shift. Let dry.
And that’s it! Easy peasy right! This DIY is so fun and easy to do. And at under $12 to make, it would be a great gift for any garden enthusiast you know. Hope you enjoy making this lovely little bird bath!