DIY Cobalt Blue Glass Vase Birdbath ~ Create a unique birdbath using a cobalt blue glass vase, teal bowl and glass stones for an added decorative touch.
Are you like me and have items kicking around the house or the garage that you don’t really use but hate to get rid of just in case you might need to want to use it? This post is a perfect fit for you because I have joined up with other Canadian bloggers who are sharing what they have done with these kinds of items in a ‘Trash To Treasure’ blog hop. At the end of the post are seven links to some fabulous ideas and inspiration!
I like to stop by the thrift store just to see what they have to offer. I even keep a list of items to keep an eye out for recorded in my smart phone. There are many times I don’t buy anything and there are often times where I do buy something that has potential. I bought a gorgeous large cobalt blue glass vase and I had what I thought was the perfect idea for how to use it. That idea did not work out. But I still did not want to get rid of it.
I also bought a really pretty teal coloured decorative bowl for an idea I had. But that was another idea that did not work. I did not want to get rid of it and knew that it would come in handy for another purpose.
I love the look of cobalt blue and have been collecting some pieces. Unfortunately this colour does not really fit inside my home with its present colour scheme. Classic And Contemporary Christmas Home Tour 2014 and Ten Tips For A Smart Eco Friendly Home show you that it is mostly decorated in burgundy, rust and brown colour schemes. So I am now adding this gorgeous cobalt blue colour into my garden. I already have pops of blue garden décor in one garden bed and I have several projects in mind to add some more cobalt blue accents into other parts of the garden.
So I came up with an idea to repurpose the cobalt blue glass vase and the teal decorative bowl into a gorgeous birdbath for the garden!
It was like it was meant to be because the teal bowl fit perfectly into the opening of the vase. I love the look of glass stones so I used silicone to attach them to the bottom of the decorative bowl. They gave a nice different texture and added to the look of the birdbath. I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was to make with fabulous results. This is totally my kind of a DIY project!
Here is how I made a…
DIY Cobalt Blue Glass Vase Birdbath
- tall cobalt blue glass vase
- decorative bowl that fits into the opening of the vase
- glass stones
- multi-surface bond glue that is weatherproof and adheres to glass
- silicone specifically for outdoor use
Apply the glass stones to the base of the glass bowl with dabs of silicone.
Ensure the glass vase is clean on the inside where you are going to apply the glue. Liberally spread the glue inside the neck of the vase. Place the bowl inside. Let dry.
Apply the silicone along the bottom of the bowl where you see a gap. If necessary, add another layer of silicone to make sure no water will get into the vase. I actually did this step while the glue was drying.
This is an optional step but I applied glass stones to the rim of the vase with the silicone. The glass stones nicely hide the silicone along the bottom of the bowl and add some interest to the birdbath.
Let dry for at least 72 hours before setting out in the garden.
The entire project took me about 30 minutes to complete. Actually that is not quite true. It took me longer because I stopped to take photographs of each step. Such is the life of a blogger creating a DIY tutorial.
I estimate that I spent about $30.00 on the entire project. The thrift store purchased cobalt blue glass vase was about $10.00. The teal bowl was also $10.00 and I bought that new at Home Sense. The glass stones were purchased at the dollar store. The silicone and glue cost about $8.00. I have lots of both leftover for other projects.
I love, Love, LOVE how my cobalt blue glass vase birdbath looks in the garden. I placed it in an area where there are not a lot of flowers growing so there is not a lot of colour. The birdbath looks perfect tucked in amongst the green spreading junipers.
Here is a titled image for pinning and sharing if you like…
Now let the Trash To Treasure inspiration begin…
Here are the links to all of these fabulous ideas…
Faux Mercury Glass Vases from The DIY Mommy
DIY Marshmallows Roasting Sticks from Fynes Designs
Papasan Chair Cover Tutorial from The Happy Housie
Cobalt Blue Glass Vase Birdbath from Time with Thea (that’s me)
Reclaimed Wood Towel Bar from Joy In Our Home
How To Make a Fairy Garden from Life Is A Party
Reclaimed Headboard from New House New Home New Life
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