Someone had a post in which she used small glass vases and other dishes to make garden ornaments. I loved them, but I have none of that kind of stuff hanging around. BUT, the local Marshall's store has all kinds of inexpensive glass things that I've always loved looking at but had no reason to buy. While wandering I found two small orange vases that turned into this:
Then I found an enormous red glass vase and and equally large platter that I thought would make a great birdbath. The combination was a bit wobbly so I glued another piece to the bottom to make the base wider.
I hope the birds like this as much as I do. I used E6000 sparingly and according to the directions after globbing on too much the first time. I also put a thin clear silicone caulk line around the joints to keep moisture out. ( Learn from my mistake. If the pieces have any openings between them, moisture will get in and may show through.
As for the cost, all these pieces were very inexpensive. The three pieces of the birdbath in descending order were $7, $9, and $6. The E6000 and silicone caulk were already here from other projects.
Update: Check out even newer birdbaths and garden totems here, here, here, and here.