With the cooler weather we are enjoying spending a whole lot more time outdoors as a family. Which is a good thing because our garden really needs some attention! We recently spent some time revamping the fairy garden (which I will share next week) and one thing we wanted to add to the space was a bird bath. So we decided to make one ourselves from a terracotta pot. This was the perfect family project to involve my kindergartener in – quick and easy to complete, purposeful and pretty.
And here’s how we did it…
You will need:
- One terracotta pot – ours is glazed and was on special for under $10 at our local hardware store
- One terracotta pot base – slightly larger than your pot
- Coloured fairy stones in the colours of your choice
- Adhesive (not shown) – you’ll need a rubber cement style adhesive that is waterproof. Ask at your hardware store.
Decide on your design (or take a chance and go completely free form) and glue your stones into place on the inside of the pot base. We chose to glue our stones in alternating circles of contrasting blue. Except for the outer circle which has an alternating light blue/dark blue pattern.
I squeezed a spot of glue onto the pot base and then Immy pushed the stone into position.
Finally, upend your pot and glue your planter base onto it. Leave to dry according to the directions for your adhesive. Then add a little water and place into your garden. Remember to give your bird bath a hose out and refill regularly.
Do you involve your children in the garden? What sorts of chores or projects do they help out with?
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