I know, I know … I’m just being silly with money now. $6 for a birdbath. Will the frivolity never end? It’s embarrassing really. I’m thinking of changing my last name to Hilton.
Have you ever read the Tweets sent out by either of the Hilton girls by the way? Um … eye opening. Weekly Tweets go something like this: Jetting to Vegas! followed by Courtside at Lakers game!! and then Packing for exotic vacation! Exhausted! Which I could handle without thinking snide thoughts if they weren’t followed by Friday Tweets that say “Wow! TGIF!” Um. Really?!
Kay, back to me and how cheap I am. (Says the girl who just ate $75 worth of cheese. In the past half hour) This is the second in a series of 3 birdbath posts so …
If you’re new around here, click on my make a birdbath for free post before moving on with the rest of this post. Just to give it all context and stuff and so you understand the complexity of the relationship between me and birds. It’s kindda important.
This 2nd birdbath I’ve come up with for you is made with materials from my favourite Dollar Store, Dollarama. I made it out of 3 black metal broom handles and a dinner plate. If the birds don’t like it I can always join the circus. Just not that Jim Rose one ’cause instead of spinning plates, they’d probably make me stick the broom handle in my eye socket and have it come out my woman parts. This, I’m fairly certain, would ruin my mascara and might exacerbate an already touchy situation with a yeast infection down there.
The Dollarama birdbath has a far more sleek and contemporary feel than the previous birdbath. I know. Who ever would have thought you could make a sleek and contemporary birdbath out of stuff from Dollarama. But’cha can. And you can do it for $6. Observe.
If this ruffles your feathers, in a good way … this is what you need to make this.
3 black metal broom handles @ $1.25 each
1 square, round or rectangular dinner plate @ $2 (if you have a plate at home that you can use … bonus! … your birdbath will only cost $3.75 plus tax.
To get the tips of the brooms off, just grab em with some channel locks or other wrench and just bend/pull them off. They’ll break at the base of the broomstick, the way an asparagus spear breaks at the right point when you bend it.
Grab the wrench with all the might you have and then BEND. Use your muscles! Show that broomstick who’s boss. You ARE. You’re the boss of that broom stick!
Besides, lets face it, we’re talking about a $1.25 metal broomstick here. It’s not gonna take much to bust it apart.
Once you have the tips off, hammer them into the ground. I’ve done this in such a way that the two broomstick comes towards the front of the plate, and one goes towards the back.
This creates a little bit of a criss cross effect. Just for fun. ‘Cause I’m a fun gal. And the birds who hang with me are fun. Fun, fun, fun.
So to recap … our first birdbath was made for free out of stuff you find around the house. The second birdbath is made with broomsticks and a plate for $6. The next and final birdbath … $20. Forget the Hiltons … I’m goin’ Vanderbilt with this next one.