How to Make a Garden Ornament
Use recycled materials to make a garden buddy that will not only add a fun touch to your outdoor space, but it'll also help keep birds away from your budding plants.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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4. Make the Body
Make the body by putting holes in opposite sides of a plastic bottle near the bottom. Insert a length of coat-hanger wire through them, looping to secure at each end. The legs will hang from this. Do the same to attach the arms higher up the body.
5. Add the Head and Facial Details
Use a plastic flowerpot for the figure's head. Then, glue on bottle caps for the eyes and nose. A strip of foil will make nice shiny teeth, and string works well for the hair.
6. Add Old CDs
Consider old CDs as part of your design. They make shimmering reflections that will discourage hungry birds, so tuck a few of them inside your figure's body.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
To grace an outdoor setting, a table or even an office, create a pond-in-a-pot with these simple step-by-step instructions.