June 19, 2010

Concrete Casting: Rhubarb Leaf Birdbath

This birdbath was created by casting concrete over a large rhubarb leaf, and is my Father's Day present for Mr. B. I know he won't see this today, he is traveling home. So, I can share my secret with you! This was such a fun project. I will definitely be making more of them. The leaf is a shallow pool for water that is just perfect for his new cockatiel chick, Ollie. He can be spritzed here too (I hear they like that). A small wrought iron plate stand, picked up at GoodWill for $.50, turned out to be a perfect pedestal. It elevated the leaf nicely and is a stable base.

A very big thank you to Joy Beadworks for the excellent tutorial found here. Oh, and another thank you to my friend Kathleen, for supplying the rhubarb leaf plucked from her yard! I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!


  1. I LOVE THEM!!!! I think my house needs one!!!!

  2. My brother made me one like this for Christmas. You reminded me to set it out now for bird bathing. Thanks!

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