Christmas Decorated Birdbath ~ Make a gorgeous clever decoration for a birdbath that is quick to set up and dismantle with each Christmas season.
I love decorating both indoors and outdoors for Christmas. I love decorating indoors because it creates a beautiful space filled with treasures and traditions for family and friends to enjoy. I love decorating outdoors because it creates beautiful spaces in the front yard and porch for neighbours and those walking or driving by to enjoy. I also find it take a lot less time to decorate outdoors than it does indoors. For me it takes a lot longer to decorate a Christmas tree and a staircase banister. I share my tips and how tos in:
It does not take long to create an outdoor Christmas floral arrangement an outdoor lantern for the front porch. I share detailed instructions in:
for these fun Christmas decorating outdoor projects.
This year I decided to decorate an outdoor planter that used to be a birdbath. It sits in a big garden bed underneath a large tree in the front yard. I realize that may sound a bit confusing but let me explain. I had a birdbath that no longer could function as a healthy birdbath for the birds for a couple of reasons. The paint had chipped away in the basin and it had a big hole in the middle of it and could no longer hold any water. So instead of taking it to the landfill site I decided to give it a whole new look and purpose. I gave it a new coat of paint and some other special touches and made it into a new outdoor planter. The details showing what and how I did it are shared in:
So even though my Christmas decorated birdbath is not really a birdbath any longer I hope this post inspires you to decorate your birdbath for the Christmas season.
I am also pretty excited about this blog! I have joined a team of other bloggers in a Home For Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. At the end of this post you will see a large collection of links to other amazing, creative ideas for Christmas.
Here is my contribution to this amazing blog hop. Here is how to design a…
Christmas Decorated Birdbath
- 24” faux evergreen wreath frame
- 18” faux evergreen wreath frame
- green floral wire
- about 18 Christmas ball ornaments
- one extra large size coordinating Christmas ornament
- about 9 feet (3 m) dark green 1-1/2 inch wide ribbon
- 13 ft (4 m) 1-1/2 inch wide wire edge dark green ribbon
- 13 ft (4 m) 1-1/2 inch wide wire edge red ribbon
- 13 ft (4m) 2-1/2 inch wide wire edge gold ribbon
- 1 ft (30 cm) 1-1/2 inch wide red wire edge ribbon
- one brick, landscaping block or similar in weight and size
Attach the smaller faux evergreen wreath on top of the larger faux evergreen frame with floral wire.
Attach Christmas ball ornaments tightly around the outer edge of the smaller evergreen wreath frame with floral wire. The photograph shows how it should look.
At the back of the larger wreath snugly loop dark green ribbon around the inside of the evergreen frame. I suggest making three loops. You are creating a support for the extra large-size Christmas ornament to rest on so it does not fall through the middle.
Attach one more loop with the dark green ribbon but make this one loose enough to be able to rest a brick or landscaping paving block inside. You are creating a weight so the decorated double wreath will not blow away on a windy day.
Attach the extra large ornament so it rests on top of the looped dark green ribbon. This green support ribbon at the back should now not be visible. The photograph gives you an idea of how it should look.
Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make this gorgeous triple ribbon bow for your Christmas decorated birdbath. It looks a lot harder that it really is.
Gold Ribbon Bow
Cut the length of gold ribbon in half and line up the two ribbon lengths so the front sides are facing each other. If both sides of the ribbon are the same then you can just line the two pieces together.
Create two even sized loops about 12 inches in about the center of the ribbon length. The easiest way to do this is fold the ribbon back and forth accordion style.
This is how it should look when it is lying flat.
This is how it looks when the ribbon is standing up.
Pinch the center of the bow together with your fingers and secure with tightly twisted floral wire. The photograph shows you how it should look.
Green Ribbon Bow
Follow the same instructions for the gold ribbon bow.
Red Ribbon Bow
Follow the same instructions for the gold ribbon bow.
Gold, Red and Green Ribbon Bow
Place the three bows on top of each other and use floral wire to tightly secure them together. Loop the extra floral wire around the middle. Wrap and tie a one foot length of red ribbon around the middle covering the floral wire.
Attach the big bow to the wreath with the extra ends of the red ribbon you tied to the middle of the bow. Place the bow so the ribbon ends fall down the side. Fluff and poof your bow and trim the ends.
Place the completed decorated wreath on the basin of the birdbath by slipping the brick or landscaping block through the loose loop of ribbon you created at the back of the wreath. You will notice I also placed a black piece of felt on top of the glass beads in the basin of the birdbath. I did this because I wanted to make sure the glass beads did not crack in the cold. It can get as cold as -22F (-30C) where I live in the winter.
Final Comments: I designed this Christmas decorated birdbath so it can be used to for many years to come. It is very quick and easy to place on the birdbath and remove it after the Christmas season. I did not have a way to secure it to the birdbath so I created a weight for it so it would not blow away in a strong wind.
By attaching the smaller wreath to the larger wreath I made it easy to make sure the Christmas ball ornaments were attached in a nice even circle. I made a similar type of Christmas Ornament Big Bow Evergreen Wreath for my front door. I like how this turned out so much that I used the same idea to design this Christmas decorated birdbath.
Yes… that is a blanket of freshly fallen white snow that you see. We had some arrive just in time for me to photograph this Christmas decorated birdbath for the blog post. I have to admit I really like how it adds a gorgeous splash of Christmas colour to the garden bed in the front yard.
Your Turn: First of all, thank you so much for your visit! I hope you are inspired to create your won version of a Christmas decorated birdbath. I now invite you to visit Home For Christmas blog hop for even more fabulous Christmas inspiration and ideas! Enjoy!
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