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Upcycled Birdbath – low cost, no maintenance

Are you looking to attract birds to your yard without the mess, cost and maintenance of a bird feeder? Why not make a birdbath! (Do I sound like an infomercial or what?) What better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012!

To make an upcycled birdbath, you’ll need:
Pie tin
Soup can
Acrylic sealer
String – preferably nylon

First, measure your can and pie pan so that you can space your three string holes evenly.

Next, drill the holes where you marked them. It helps to put down a scrap piece of wood under where you’re drilling to get a clean hole.

Prick a small hole with a nail into the bottom of the can.

Then, spray your metal pieces with an acrylic sealer.

Run your string through the can holes and into the pie pan so the the can is positioned about a foot above the pie pan. Water will slowly drip from the can into the pie pan. Birds prefer moving water rather than stagnant pools.

Next, you’ll want to add gravel to the bottom of your pie pan.

Now find a great place to hang your upcycled birdbath!

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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