Create a Winter Bird Buffet
Serve fresh water from a wreath-adorned heated birdbath.
To make this project: Place an electric heated birdbath pan inside the basin of your existing birdbath and run a heavy-duty exterior extension cord to an outlet. Make or buy a wire-frame wreath of mixed greens to encircle the top edge. The wreath will probably be heavy enough to perch there unaided, but you can use wire to secure it. Natural ornaments such as tan wheat and oat sprigs, red rose hips and blue juniper berries add texture and color plus can be eaten by birds. Change the water every day or two and make sure it's no deeper than 2 to 3 inches.