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Monday, May 31, 2010

Cat Treat Bath

Heather from Our Life in a Click did THIS project back in April, and although I'd already made a BIRDBATH, I knew I was destined to put one of these bad boys in the backyard. Heather left hers natural.
Would I?
Have you just met me?
For this project, I bought a 16 inch wreath for $1.99 at Walmart and then hauled it into Home Depot for a 12 inch saucer that ran me $6. The wreath got a good coating of Rustoleum Apple Green spray paint, and the saucer got 3 light coats of Spa Blue. For instructions on how to paint a wreath, pop over to THIS project.
Once you have full coverage, grab some twine.
 Thread the twine through the wreath, forming an X underneath to support the terra cotta saucer and then up to form a hanger
I squeezed a puddle of Goop, which is waterproof, into the center of the saucer and placed shells, seaglass, and flat backed marbles as an accent.
You know me and garden blinguistics.
And of course, I added a Fairy Charm. For instructions on how to make one of those, pop over HERE.
 You can see the support underneath.
Then hang in a shady spot to enjoy!
Simple, inexpensive, and a perfect shot of color. I'm in love with this idea. And the birds may actually be safe at this height.

16 comments:

homesteader said...

I like it! Nice job (:

Jackie said...

Love the green and blue combo!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow! Thanks for the blog love!!! Yours looks amazing.

Mel said...

clever and of course I love the colours you have chosen :)

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh, let me know if they use it!! This is a cute idea. My birds love my regular bird bath and I have to fill it almost every day because they splash it empty. But I had a hanging one at one time--similar to this idea of yours and they never used it!! I am not sure why. So please tell me if it works!!

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Life in Rehab said...

Nannykim,
They were in it 10 minutes after it was hung!

And ladies, thank you for the compliments! The back patio is really starting to look good.

Chelsea said...

How cute! Love it and all the bling on it. :)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

How cool! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Connie said...

Great idea, very creative.

Lisa said...

How pretty! I love the colors and it looks great hanging up!

Cheryl said...

My sister's cats would love this! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Diane said...

What a cute, cute idea. TFS.

I came here via Hodgepodge Friday. Hope you will check out my link sometimes:

http://pittypatpaperie.blogspot.com/2010/05/desk-set-tutorial.html

Leslie said...

What a fantastic idea! It turned out darling! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Super cute project! Thanks for linking up.

Heather said...

Way fun! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday! Hope you return nxt Friday as well! :)
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

MJ said...

So many amazing projects... I dont even own my own house but I want to try so much of it...