Those of you who drop in regularly know I love myself a great thrift store find. I get a little rush every time I score something fun and unique and cheap.
You may remember the fun Value Village Tour I did last fall with some blogger friends. I found some vintage glassware and made these Vintage glass candle holders that still sit on my table. I’ve been feeling the thrifting bug again lately, so I headed out this week to my favourite Value Village locations to see what I could find. I grabbed a coffee and made an afternoon of it. I chose a route through Toronto that took me to 3 great locations – my idea of a fun day.
I’m always drawn to the vintage glass. I usually find something I’d love to bring home, but my cupboard space is pretty limited. My yard, however, is HUGE, and so I thought of a fun project that allowed me to collect a few more pieces.
Why not? My feathered friends deserve a little boho style. And I love the idea of art in the garden. I have a number of pieces tucked here and there, and I knew just the perfect quiet corner that was calling out for a little bird spa to pretty it up.
I made this in the same way I made my thrift store bowl candle holders. I found a number of pieces that stacked well together and then I glued them – voilà, a birdbath!
But first let’s admire the vintage glass prettiness.
Any of these pieces would look great on your dining table, or bedroom, or bathroom. But these were destined for the soon-to-be stylish birds in my yard. All you have to do is stack them so they look pretty and feel sturdy, and then glue them together. I used Goop Marine formula adhesive, because it was UV and water resistant – perfect for outdoors. And it dried clear.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Make sure to follow the directions on the adhesive, and use tape or other supports to hold your project still while it cures. Look for glass pieces with simple edges. The rippled edges on the 3 glass vases I used in the middle here were a little tricky to work with. I loved the look, so I decided to try to make it work, but I had a few close calls when I was assembling the birdbath. You can see what it looked like as it was curing. I used tape to hold the pieces in place.
Here’s the finished piece. What do you think? Pretty fancy for my birds. I’ll have to make sure to let them know that they’re living a Pinterest life. Hopefully, the news won’t get around the neighbourhood, and put some bird peer pressure on my neighbours to make fancy birdbaths of their own. Luckily, there’s a nearby Value Village that can keep my neighbours and their birds very happy!
This post was generously sponsored by Value Village.