How to Install Your Birdbath
I recommend that you glue the saucer to the smallest pot. This will prevent critters from breaking it when they climb up for a drink of water! This is also safer if you have children. To glue the two pieces together, run a generous bead of Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive on the smallest pot where it will be attached to the saucer. Always hold both the saucer and smallest pot when handling them, even after they are glued together.
Turn the saucer over on the floor and place the small pot in center of saucer bottom-let dry overnight. I don’t feel it’s necessary to glue the remaining pots together. It should be stable enough without doing this. Besides, if it’s all glued together, how would you move it inside for winter storage? It would be nearly impossibly to lift!
Glue the top two pieces together like this!
Do not place your bird bath directly on the ground. It will last longer if you minimize contact with the ground and moisture.
Set on treated lumber or a patio stone.
Conceal the lumber or stone with pebbles or mulch if desired.
Starting with the largest pot, carefully stack pots into position. If they don’t fit together without wiggling, use self-adhesive foam weather stripping, (the kind you use around windows and doors), to fill in the gaps. Apply the weather stripping to the inside of the rim, (where it won’t be seen), of the pot that’s wiggling! The foam will help to fill in these gaps and stabilize the bird bath.
Gently work the pots into place. Do not press down on the pots or saucer – they will crack!
HOW to CLEAN and STORE your BIRD BATH
To clean, wash with warm water and a mild detergent.
Don’t use abrasive cleaners or scrubby pads. They will scratch the finish!
Bring your bird bath inside to a warm, dry location for the winter months.