Make this 5 minute garbage can birdbath
If you desire a birdbath in your garden, don’t overlook an old galvanized garbage can. It makes quite the quaint little backyard feature, true rusty junk style!
A garbage can is a decent height, so there’s still some elevation to the birdbath.
Here’s the riveting how-to:
Ready? Grab a coffee, this is another long wordy one!
This post contains some Amazon affiliate links in which I earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases through these links, at no extra cost to you. Thank-you for helping to support my blog!
1. Start with an old school galvanized garbage can with a lid.
2. Clean the lid well, and coat it with something food-safe if there’s rust.
3. Flip the lid upside down.
4. Fill with water.
5. Throw in a few flowers and enjoy positioning your new galvanized bird bath wherever you desire!
* please note, investigate what your garbage can is made of. If it’s zinc, it may be best to seal the lid with something. Zinc may be toxic to animals.
The birdbath in the yard
Isn’t it cute tucked inside the flowerbeds? Wherever it was placed, it looked perfect!
And it sure is an easy keeper too! No need to keep painting this beauty! Give it a good wash every spring and it should look great all year long.
Frequent cleaning of the lid is a good idea though.
And not only do birds appear to enjoy it…
… kittens do too!
Teddy my cat loves to wander in the yard while I putz around.
And this little 5 minute garbage can birdbath appears to not only hydrate birds, your pets get to take advantage of it too!
So cute! I think I’d like a garbage can birdbath in my front yard now!
Just as soon as I land another garbage can and lid that is.
These are harder to come by these days, so if you land one, hang on to it tight!
And I think Jenna likes it too. 🙂
Other related posts you may enjoy:
Visit many other up-cycled backyard features HERE
Other current favs!