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copper pennies before 1982 help keep algae from growing in bird bath...interesting, I will be trying this!

To keep algae growth from your bird bath drop some pre 1982 copper pennies in. I use 7 pennies for a normal size bath. Pre 1982 contained more copper. What a clever idea, I didn't know this!

Pennies to keep the bird bath clean-how smart. The copper in pre1982 pennies keeps the algae from growing

Pennies to keep the bird bath clean-how smart. Put in pre 1982 copper pennies

DIY Birdbath Under $20 - this one's great - the ashtray is shallow enough that the birds won't drown

12 Creative and Frugal Garden Art Projects Under $20

From Flea Market Gardens - Take 2 green glass vases, 1 green bowl, a microwave glass turntable for a base & a very heavy duty ashtray .use GE Silicone II for Doors & Windows to glue. Find a decoration.a glass bluebird & a jeweled butterfly pin.

how to rejuvenate solar lights...simple solution for making them work to full capacity again - gardenfuzzgarden.com

how to rejuvenate solar lights. We learned that ‘frosted’ plastic reflects light away from the solar cells; clean, clear solar cells can capture much more light. Clear nail polish is perfect for rejuvenating plastic-covered solar cells!

recycled bird baths! gardening-flowers-and-birds

recycled glass totems( glass pieces, love that cobalt blue, green is pretty too, glass red tint coating washes away :(

DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath + May Garden Update 2015

DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Tomato cage base in Posen bowl top DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath + May Garden Update 2015

Art Fake Boulders- how to make rocks for-the-garden a great tutorial is found here:  http://www.ehow.com/how_6504472_make-fake-rocks-_amp_-boulders.html

Fake Boulders - how to make = boxes covered with garbage bags, then cover the boxes with chicken wire, then cover "rock" shape with about 3 inches of pigmented hypertufa (portland cement, sand, peat moss mix).

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps... I'll be placing these around the yard this year! ... I have been telling people...

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps. I'll be placing these around the yard this year![You can make your own bee safe wasp trap without attracting and killing bees in the process.

Upcycled Bird Bath You can easily create unique bird bath by upcycling and old enamel bowl, a salvaged spindle and a thrift store plate. I built this “shabby” birdbath a few years ago by gluing each piece to the next with Amazing Goop Household Adhesive. I LOVE this glue. This bird bath held up through winter storms, rain, heat, cold, even a hurricane or two.

Quick and Easy Upcycled Garden Decor Ideas and a Blog Party

Create this unique bird bath or feeder by attaching an old chippy table leg to a plate turned upside down as the base. The "Basin" is an old enamel bowl.

Water Wiggler - This is a bird bath MUST HAVE.  Keeps mosquitoes from laying eggs AND attracts birds!

Wild Birds Unlimited: Attract Birds- Not Mosquitos!: New Solar Water Wiggler

Hovering Saucer:   A large terra-cotta saucer sits atop a tomato cage serving double-duty as a birdbath and trellis for climbing vines.

Hovering Saucer: A large terra-cotta saucer sits atop a tomato cage serving double-duty as a birdbath and trellis for climbing vines. - I have a large green birdbath that I haven't put anywhere. I like the idea of putting this a top a trellis :)

Camp Wander: Shabby Terra Cotta Chic

Use this simple version of a bird bath throughout the garden. The birds and animals will love it.

Farm Tiller stood upright and made into a fountain

A farm tiller repurposed as a sculptural fountain. Found art!brilliant idea and since I was raised a farm girl I know what this is!

Teapot bird house. Charming...but since the entrance is so wide, it needs to be faced in a protected  area.

Tea pot bird's nest-- back yard tea house I am going to make a few of these! Yard sale shopping is in my future! Adding to the split rail fence is a great idea!

Tomato cage turned pot stand...awesome!!! top could be bird bath...Hmmmm

Make a Three-Tiered Plant Stand from a Recycled Tomato Cage.

Tomato cage turned pot stand, top could be bird bath.

Birdbath from an old tree trunk and flower pot tray.

rustic DIY bird bath - simple & inexpensive - for where we need to take the tree down?

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