Today let’s make it tutorial time. I took a series of photos to show you how to make your own bird bath with concrete using a big rhubarb leaf (this is rabarber, in English rhubarb) as the mold for casting the concrete. A Rhubarb Leaf Bird Bath, no less.
My mom is very creative, as many of you know. I thought I’d post some action shots of my mom being creative in her beloved garden in July. She created a Concrete Bird Bath from a Rhubarb mold, and here’s how she did it.
How to make a Bird Bath from a Rhubarb Mold
Let this dry in the sun a couple of days under a tarpaulin (that is a new word for me, means presenning in Swedish).
And then, Voila!
5. Once it’s dry remove the tarpaulin, leaf and take it out in all it’s glory. Now you can use it outdoors for many years to come.
You could plant in it and use it as a flower bed in a corner of your garden, or fill it with water and let the birdies have a nice bath.
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While mom made a bird bath I was working with wood by the saw table. I was sawing small pieces of wood to make a base for gluing unmounted stamps on. I also took some more garden pictures, here are some of my dad’s Gold Fishes:
and the pond it with all the water lilies:
Thanks to Tine Sparkles of Studio Friday for the prompt to share our roots. Dad made the pond a couple of years ago. It is so very beautiful. I guess I got my creative roots from both sides of the family.
Where did you get yours?