Monday, 24 June 2013

Garden whimsy bird bath

I would never have described myself as a lover of whimsy in the garden, in fact I would go so far as to say that I found alot of whimsy 'tacky'. So you can imagine my own surprise when I decided to make a bird bath for the garden using coloured glass vases and bowls - hubby was certainly sceptical.
I wasn't entirely sure that this new whimsy garden feature would even make it to the actual garden but I have to say both hubby and I are kind of delighted at just how cute it looks nestled in among the pot plants. (apologies for the copyright on my garden blog name).

Cute huh? And yet so easy to make.
This used just 4 pieces of glass - the glass plate for the base, 2 glass vases and 1 glass bowl.
The base of the first vase was glued to the plate using clear silicon sealant then the second vase was glued to the first upside down and finally the bowl was glued to what was the base of the second vase.
It was all left to set for a good 48 hours or so and voila, a bird bath that actually gets used by birds!

What's more is that I'm so loving 'whimsy' that I'm now planning on making even more of it for the garden. These are the kind of things I'm thinking of

All I need for this one is some table legs and some fan blades - hmmmmmm!

My garden hose already looks like this anyway so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to achieve this

I absolutely love this, we all have old rusty tools laying around don't we ........oh, just me then!

I had a go at making something like this today, let's just say it's not as easy at it looks