I’m creating a Mad Hatter inspired garden at my home, so of course I’ll need lots of tea cups, tea pots, and saucers to decorate with. Thanks to Goodwill San Antonio, it’s easy and inexpensive to find the items I need to craft with.
I fell in love with this lamp at Anthropologie, and I knew
the design idea would be perfect for the “Alice in Wonderland” inspired garden I’m creating. I tweaked the design to change it from a lamp to a bird bath, and I love the end result. (PS…check out my tea pot dessert stand for more Wonderland inspired fun!)
I immediately headed to my local Goodwill store to find the items I needed. As a fabucrafter (a fabulous budget crafter) I always check Goodwill first to find the items that I need for my craft projects. As usual, I was not disappointed. I had tons of items to choose from, and found everything I needed for a few dollars.
Ready to learn how to make your own Anthro inspired bird bath for cheap?
- Tea pot
- Various cups, containers, and saucers
- Large plate
- Ceramic glue
- Spray paint
Continue building up, gluing saucers, cups, tea pots, etc. one at a time. If you are unsure of yourself, use a level to make sure your structure isn’t leaning.
Once the glue has dried, it’s time to paint. I didn’t want spray paint the surface the birds would touch. For one, it’s probably not safe for them, and secondly, they paint would probably flake off. So I left the top unpainted.
I love the end result! Having it all one color makes the piece more cohesive, don’t you think?
It looks great with my tea cup bird feeder.
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