For the Birds

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

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I love having some fun creating glass totems.  I had collected lots of clear glass from thrift stores, from donations from friends and from cleaning out the cupboards.

birdbath made from old glass dishes at craftygardener.ca

I picked out 3 pieces … a patterned  bud vase, a clear dish with a curly edge, and a divided serving dish to make a birdbath or drinking station.  

birdbath made from old glass dishes at craftygardener.ca
sparrow after a splash in the birdbath

I liked the idea of the divided dish as it would give the birds a place to perch while getting a little drink.  I grabbed my trusty tube of E6000 glue and started to glue them together.  Each piece needed pressing and holding into place.

birdbath made from old glass dishes at craftygardener.ca

I chose the bud vase so that it slips over the metal rod in the garden.  This way the totem can be lifted off and washed up very easily.  I used to make my teacup feeders and planters glued right onto the metal rod but it really became a chore to get them out of the ground for cleaning.  This way it slips right on and off with no problems and the metal rod stays in the ground.  The pattern on the bud vase also shows through the clear dish that is on top of it.

birdbath made from old glass dishes at craftygardener.ca

The day right after I put it into the garden there were a couple of little birds checking it out and getting a drink and having a splash around.

the old glass birdbath at craftygardener.ca
sparrow in the birdbath

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