1. Vine/Twiggy Wreath-12" (can be found at any craft store for next to nothing)
2. Terra Cotta Pot Base-big enough to fit inside of your wreath (I found mine at Wal-Mart for $3.00 in the Garden Center)
3. Twine or Rope-3 pieces about 5 ft. long (depending on where you live and how windy it is going to get you might need a stronger rope)
Start by pulling your twine or rope through a little bit of the twigs on the side of the wreath. This will help keep the twine in place instead of just putting it on the outside of the wreath. Make sure it is intertwined pretty good. Using the same piece repeat on the other side. You have to "weave" it in there. Align the string so it covers some of the hole. This will prevent your terra cotta bowl from falling through.
Tie the twine or rope to a sturdy tree branch. (note: make sure it is a branch that is thick enough it doesn't sway in the wind. The wreath will tip over and you will lose your water...trust me). I double knotted mine and haven't had a problem with it coming down or undone.
Place your terra cotta bowl in the center of the wreath. You may have to do some adjusting of your wreath. This is why I don't suggest knotting the twine around the wreath because you have to adjust it and move it around. You can tilt the wreath back and forth this way to distribute the weight evenly. This is a crucial step. If you don't do this your water will spill out and the birds won't want to come visit!
Lastly, fill your lovely bird bath with water and enjoy watching the beautiful birds bathe. If you decide to make one, I would love to see pictures of the finished product!
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