Xericstyle

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Industrial chic bird bath by xericstyle…

I have been focusing these days on making my garden/homestead more attractive to animal friends, and in Texas this time of year, that mostly means providing a clean water source.  The bird baths and butterfly splashes I have had my eye on are approximately $40 to $60 – so….I decided to make my own!    You can do it too – for free!  There are a lot of great ideas out there you can build upon to create something that suits your garden.  All I did was pile rocks (you know how xericstyle loves those piles of rocks!) and place the trash lid on top ensuring it was nice and stable.  I also added rocks for birds and butterflies to perch on safely.

This project has given me many more cool ideas.  For a modern take…I think a few single cinder blocks underneath would look great.  Even a cinder block mini succulent garden underneath.  Then I thought you could even use cement or tile adhesive and “glue” glass beads all over the cinderblocks.  There are endless possibilities.  My next project is to affix a trash lid to a big tree stump to make another bath and then I will do the same, and also make a succulent planter.

FUN SUMMER PROJECTS!  And good for wildlife too – can’t beat that!

What garden crafts have you done for your garden? I would love to see!

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