It’s that time of year again, when I using things from around my house to create a birdbath for my feathered friends. I’ve used this large pewter bowl for about 3 years now, and for the last two years I’ve had it placed atop my rock sculpture in the landscape design. Every day I change out the water so the birds have something fresh to drink from and bathe in.
My color theme for this year is purple and white flowers, it’s the first time I’ve used that combination and I picked those colors based on what was a great price when I went to the store. I went with something totally different in mind but cost won over and I’m liking that it did. If you missed how to make the above DIY garden orb you can read how HERE! (It’s a no tools required project)
Now back to the birdbath. The pewter bowl is from my Dad, he purchased it from a place where he worked many years ago. It was used on a salad bar and they were no longer using it. He picked me up two this size and two larger all for $2 each, what a steal right? I always place a large rock inside my birdbath too, I’m not sure if the birds need it to stand on but I’m giving them the option. Plus I like how it visually looks. I’m like a 10 year old boy, I have a thing for rocks.
I can’t believe how much this sedum ground cover has taken off. When I planted it last year it was the size of my hand and now it’s starting to take over the space in front of the rock sculpture. It’s amazing stuff too, you don’t even have to plant it just throw down a hunk onto the ground and it will take off like crazy.
See that collection of rocks beside the birdbath? That’s what I mean, I find a nice looking rock and I have to drag it home with me. My favorite types are flat and smooth rocks, and I like them best when there wet and shiny. Wow, I am a 10 year old boy…..
You don’t have to go out and buy anything special to create a bird bath. Any large somewhat shallow container or dish will do. I think and enamelware wash pan would make for a perfect birdbath. If you’re lucky enough to have a pewter bowl use it, you won’t be disappointed with how it holds up outside.
It took a little time for the birds to find mine, but now that they have I see them enjoying it every day. I think our dog even gets a drink from it every now and again. So tell me what you use for your own DIY birdbath.