Editors note:  this article ran originally in April 2017.  We loved it so much we wanted to share with our new readers and with those who might not have made a planter the first time the article published.  Happy spring!

Spring is finally here! After those dreary winter days, I always love seeing all the flowers, bugs and birds! It’s that time of the year to get out the bird feeders and clean up the bird baths.

A really great idea I’ve seen a lot of lately is to plant succulents or flowers in bird baths. These are so easy to make and are a pretty alternative to traditional container planters! You can personalize them miniature bird houses, statues and rocks. I recently visited Chip and Joanna Gaines Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas and they were getting several of these ready in their summer gardens.  They had tons of miniatures for sale in the shop that would be fabulous in any bird bath planter!  Many of the items reminded me of miniatures you would add to terrariums that were so popular in the 70s.

These are really, really easy to create.  Here’s what you need and a few tips:





You can make them as elaborate or as simple as you want. The possibilities are endless!



These are so simple. If you don’t have a bird bath, you can get one at your local box store, or if you’re thrifty like me you can check out estate or yard sales.  I found two concrete ones for $25! What a bargain!! They were pretty heavy and I got a work out transporting them, but they looked fabulous after I finished.  I hope you give it a try.  Happy Spring!!