Now that it is summer, I have been trying to do as much work as possible in our yard. We moved into our home in September, so this is really the first chance I have had to make some gardening decisions. I'll be showing some pictures of the flower beds in our front yard in a little while, but I've also been doing some work in the backyard as well. One thing I wanted to set up was a bird bath. It's so nice to see the bird enjoying themselves in the yard! I think we might even have a cardinal's nest in one of our trees out back!
I don't know about you, but I somehow always seem to end up with a big pile of seashells. I don't know if they're from the dollar store, collections from past vacations, or if they just materialize out of thin air and into my craft room. However they get there, I always have a heap of them. So I thought I would use them in my bird bath! I actually got this idea from one of my parents neighbors as I was raiding her yard for plants to steal :)
I used some plain shells, a small flower pot, and a few metallic shells from an old DIY project I featured on the blog. Then, I just added water! It turned out pretty cute, and I've already seen a few little birdies hanging around their new pool.