Guess what day it is? You’re right! Our monthly Thrifty Chicks get together. This month’s theme is birds, which is kind of ironic since I am deathly afraid of birds. But I immediately knew what I was going to make, a bird feeder for my neighbor. Well, that didn’t work because the iron bird I was going to use was rusted and broke off from the pole. Plan B, the little iron bird became a little décor item to place on a table or shelf. I’ll be making a cute little bird on a pedestal.
Other Thrifty Chick projects include how I changed the look of Dollar Tree planters. And last months project, how I saved a stool.
Now, this bird was a piece of garden art. The bird sat on top of a glass globe. The glass broke but I had a feeling I could do something with it. We tried to take it apart but it was so rusted it broke. It broke in just the right spot.
So if you have a little item such as my little bird I will show you how to make a base for it. Take a block of wood. Mine is from a pallet.
Find the center of the block of wood by drawing a diagonal line from one corner to the other. Repeat on the other corners. Take the drill with the paddle bit and drill a hole into the middle of the wood. Just be careful not to drill the hole too deep.
After the hole was drilled I decided the block of wood needed feet. I rummaged through my odds and ends I found wood bowls. Glue them to all 4 corners of the block.
Now I had spray painted the wood block before deciding to add the wood bowls. After they were glued on I had to spray paint the bottom again.
Take the iron bird and adhere it to the wood with liquid nails. Let it dry thoroughly.
That is all there is the making a cute little bird on a pedestal. Now you may not have an iron bird but you may come across a little something in your travels when you are out thrifting to make the pedestal. What do you think?
Now be sure to check out the rest of the bird projects my Thrifty Chicks friends created. They are a talented group.