DIY Wrought Iron Candle Holder Birdbath



So I have a thing for birdbaths. I admit it. It's not something I'm ashamed of but, yes, I do have a problem. Every time I come home from a thrifting expedition my haul always seems to include things that I can use to make into birdbaths. I just can't help myself.

Here's my latest example.

diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath



Here's what I started with.  A wrought iron candle holder (it's upside down in the photo), a ceramic base (not sure what it really is), a glass coaster, and a glass bowl. The cost of all these items was $1.75.

diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath

I gave everything a good cleaning and then primed the base and the wrought iron candle holder with Tremclad Spray Primer. Then I sprayed both with a light purple Krylon.



I balanced the glass coaster on the top of the candle holder, on the three arms, and adhered it with the GOOP glue. I then left it to dry until the next day. I had to make sure the coaster was very securely attached before I glued the glass bowl on to the coaster.

diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath

Here it is in the garden. I love the purple!

diy-wrought-iron-candle-holder-birdbath

Since the bowl isn't very deep, it can easily be used as a bird feeder. We don't have squirrels in our area so that wouldn't be a problem.

But for now it's a birdbath. Apparently, this girl's garden can't have too many. LOL. (By the way, the birds love me.)







visit my Etsy shoppe by clicking on the name above.


If you're not already a follower I'd love to have you along. Just click on any of the links below, or sign up to receive posts by email at the top of my sidebar.




I'm sharing this post with some or all of the parties listed here.

21 comments:

  1. How lovely! I'm sure those birds feel pretty special who bathe there! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty this week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower :)

    I just ADORE this beautiful birdbath that you made! So creative and of course I LOVE the color! I look forward to seeing your crafty talent! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks Aledia! I'm so glad you stopped by and followed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is way cute! Love it!
    Just wanted to say thank you for joining our Welcome Wednesday blog hop! We hope to see you stop by weekly and even maybe enter some of our giveaways and check out our freebies & deals! We are so happy to be new followers of your blog and can't wait to come back! You are more than welcome to grab our special Welcome Wednesday button which will link you directly to our hop each week & that also helps spread the word about our great event!

    THANKS!
    Kristin & Jaime
    --
    Take It From Me

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kristin & Jaime! I really enjoyed the blog hop so I'll grab your button for future weeks. Thanks for following!

      Delete
  5. looks great. I did something similar last week. I made cake plates kind of like this. Check them out at throughbetsyslookingglass.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Betsy! I'm on my way over to check them out. Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Delete
  6. I love what you did with this birdbath. It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. :)

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love it! The purple is gorgeous and I just adore the glass bowl top! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your birdbath, how you used all the bits and pieces and spray painted them!

    gail

    ReplyDelete
  9. Came to check out your blog from My Repurposed Life cause, you know...who doesn't love a rebel!? lol I LOVE this birdbath and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nadine! So happy you stopped by for a visit. Gail's blog is fabulous! I'll be sure to stop by and check yours out.

      Delete
  10. I love this birdfeeder and I must find the stuff to make one. Luckly I'm going Tues. to a Flea Market:) Come join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kathy! Good luck at the flea market. Thanks so much for visiting and following! I'll be popping over soon.

      Delete
  11. hello, its gorgeous your birdbath! I made some last year but all my glasses broke after the heavy winter and snow we had. I was really sad. :( :( I dont know if yours will resist the snow, I hope it will!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Princess! I'm sorry to hear that your glasses broke. We have harsh winters here so I take all my garden art items inside the shed for the winter. I don't think they would make it outside at all. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Delete
  12. I have been making the plate flowers and some birdbaths, feeders and garden statuary and like you I love the Marine Goop. I think it is better than the Silicone because it is clearer when it cures. I have found this to be an addicting pastime and now need to sell.

    ReplyDelete

Comments make my day!