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Friday, July 20, 2012

DIY Bird Bath

 DIY Bird Bath | MamiTalks.com

I am working on arranging our little patio this summer. A bird bath wasn't in the original plans, but I found this project at Lowe's Creative ideas and every time I visit that site I always want to make something but I end up pinning it on Pinterest for later. Well this time I made it! I made a bird bath and we all love it!

It's pretty easy, I followed the instructions over at Lowe's but I made some changes on sizes depending on what I found available and to what I liked, here is how I did it...
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Estoy arreglando el patiecito este verano. La verdad un bañito para pájaros no estaba en los planes originales pero este proyecto lo encontré en la revista Lowe's Creative Ideas y me gustó mucho. Siempre que veo cosas ahí las pego en Pinterest para después pero esta vez la hice!! Hize el baño para pajaritos y a todos nos encanta!

Es bien fácil, yo seguí las instrucciones que dan en Lowe's pero le hize algunos cambios dependiendo de lo que encontré disponible y lo que me gustó, aquí les muestro...


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com

You'll need the following to make the bird bath: •17-inch urn •12-inch poly urn •10-inch terra-cotta saucer •Spray paint •Flowers •Potting mix


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com

Necesitarán lo siguiente para hacer el bañito de pájaros: •Una maceta de plástico de 17" •Una maceta de plástico tipo urna de 12" •Una bandeja de 10" •Pintura en aerosol •Flores •Tierra


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com



Start by drilling 4 to 5 holes on the large urn for the water drainage.
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Empieza por abrir 4 a 5 huecos con un taladro en la maceta grande para el drenaje de agua.


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com


Now grab the spray paint and have fun painting the urns and saucer with the color you chose (This was my favorite part)! -UPDATE: To be safe for the birds I recommend to use craft paint for the saucer instead of spray.-
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Ahora usa el aerosol y diviértete pintando las macetas de tu color escogido! -ACTUALIZACION: Para  que los pajaritos no tomen agua contaminada de la pintura del aerosol es mejor usar pintura de manualidades resistente al agua en el platico.-


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com



Place the small urn upside-down on top of the big one like shown here.
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Coloca la maceta chiquita al revés encima de la grande como lo muestro aquí.


DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com


Fill a little bit of potting mix around the urn and then place the flowers one by one. I tried to place the different colors interchanged so all the colors would show around.
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Coloca un poquito de tierra y luego las plantas una por una. Yo traté de que los colores quedaran intercalados al colocarlas.



DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com


Place the saucer on top of the small urn, put some water on it and it's done!
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Ahora coloca el plato del agua arriba de la maceta chiquita, ponle agua y listo!



Hazlo tú misma, bannito para pájaros | MamiTalks.com

I don't do gardening at all, hopefully this will be a good start! I don't have any tools but we enjoyed this a lot, specially Adrian! And for the birds, they haven't yet come to take any baths, I'm looking into getting a little table to set it up there and make it taller, I think that where it is located and the fact that is too low makes the birds afraid to come... I drew some meanwhile :)
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Yo no hago nada de jardinería, no tengo herramientas ni nada pero como se disfruta y especialmente con los niños, Adri estaba fascinado! Todavía no han llegado pajaritos a bañarse o a tomar agua, estoy pendiente de buscar una mesita para ponerlo encima porque creo que está muy bajito y no se van a acercar, pero mientras tanto, por lo menos les dibujé unos para hacernos la idea :)


Baño para pájaros | MamiTalks.com
DIY Bird Bath Step by Step | MamiTalks.com




Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Lowe's provided the materials needed to make the project I selected (BirdBath). As always all opinions ideas and stories are 100% my own.
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Aclaratoria: Este post no es pagado. Lowe's me dió los materiales que necesitaron para hacer el proyecto que yo seleccioné (El baño para pájaros). Como siempre todas las opiniones, ideas e historias son 100% mías.

28 comments:

  1. how cute! i love it!

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  2. Que buena idea!! Te quedo linda, me gusta el color naranja y las las flores que sembraste... :)

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  3. Que lindo Dari! y se ve facil de hacer :) Me encanto el anaranjado y se ve que los chamos lo disfrutaron.

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  4. Gracias a todas! De verdad está super fácil de hacer, ahora a cuidar las flores!

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  5. Add a couple of stones in the water, some birds can drown in very little water!

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  6. Add a couple of stones in the water, some birds can drown in very little water!

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    1. Great idea, thanks Jami!!

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  7. You could buy 2 of the bigger one turn it upside daown and glue it to the base of the other one and it would make it the height of a real birdbath. I am going to makeone of these but using 2 big ones to glue together

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    1. Interesting! I would love to see your results!! Keep us posted!

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  8. Is that paint nontoxic to the birds?

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    1. No, and I didn't think about that! I think you can use other type of craft paint that's safe for the birds on the top dish instead of spray paint and it will be better. I'm going to make a note on the post as well, thank you!!

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    2. No problem gal!:-)

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  9. Hello! I love your birdbath -- it is so pretty! I hope to try this project and make one for my garden!

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    1. Thank you!! Let me know if you do, would love to see it!

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  10. I could see this being a small fountain with a small Aquarium pump.

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  11. I love this! I have the large urn planter and will get a smaller one and make this come spring! Thankx for the tutorial and the pictures. Love the orange paint and the bright pink flowers combo!

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  12. I love this! I have the large urn planter and will get a smaller one and make this come spring! Thankx for the tutorial and the pictures. Love the orange paint and the bright pink flowers combo!

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    1. Great, thanks for visiting! Show us the results when you have it done! :)

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  13. Was the spray paint you used from Lowe's specifically for plastic or just their outdoor spray paint?

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    1. Hi Rebeca, actually I just used this Valspar spray paint (Satin), I don't think it's made for outdoors specifically but it has hold very well for a long time!

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  14. How much did it cost?

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    1. It costs around $50 give or take if you add the flowers.

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  15. I noticed on the Lowe's website they used a basket underneath the smaller urn. Has not adding that created any issues with the birdbath? Thanks.

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    1. That's true. I don't know what it's for but I haven't had any issues without it!

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  16. I know you did this project a few years ago, but I'm just now seeing it. It's extremely creative and the colors are absolutely stunning!

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  17. Thank u so much for this Diy Bird bath i love this neat and very clear with beautifull illustrations.... http://www.plantspassionandpeople.com/p/welcome.html

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