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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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It's For the Birds!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

For the BirdsI’m always looking for unusual and unique garden art. This glass bird bath will look fabulous in any flower bed. The cut glass reflects the sunlight and the birds will appreciate a bath.  

Look for heavy cut glass bowls, vases, dishes and plates in different shapes and sizes. Skip the fine crystal and any piece that looks too fragile. I used 9 different dishes from Goodwill. Each cost between $.99 and $2.99.  

For the BirdsYou need a large serving plate (at least 12” in diameter) for the base. Turn it upside down and start stacking and rearranging the pieces until you get an arrangement you like. Bowls work best upside down too. You want to alternate wide dishes and narrower ones. To create a bird bath, choose a decorative bowl for the top piece.  

for the birdsThe only other thing you need is waterproof glue. I bought silicone glue in a tube from the hardware store. Apply a layer of glue to the edge or rim of the dish where it will touch the other piece. Allow glue to dry according to the manufacturer’s directions.  

for the birdsI worked on the top and bottom sections at the same time. Once the glue was completely dry, I glued the two sections together.  

for the birdsSet the bird bath on a level area of your garden. Fill with water for the birds or float flowers during a garden party. Your friends will be amazed at the one-of-a-kind sculpture decorating your garden. You can proudly say “I made it myself!”

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