can add a beautiful focal point to your garden or backyard. Birds are also lots of fun to watch
, especially when you're watching them enjoy themselves somewhere other than eating from your garden. Give your local birds a place to congregate and drink with a birdbath made from recycled materials.
I came across this inspirational idea on RecycleScene
, and what I love about it is that you can make a birdbath out of just about anything you have in your house. If it's deep enough to hold water, it can be a birdbath! Just think about the items you could use---old cake or pie plates, old dishware, old planter pots, even old plastic containers...
You also have options. If you want a pedestal birdbath, you can repurpose a tree stump or wide pvc piping, or you can make a simpler ledge birdbath that sits on your garden wall. Take a look at what you have to work with and have some fun arranging the pieces to create a birdbath
. Use ceramic glue to attach the pieces, then leave them natural for an eclectic display, or paint the pieces new colors to disguise their recycled roots.