Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garden glass art

I love glass!!! Particularly colored glass so when I saw this project on My Repurposed Life's blog I knew I had to attempt it. 
I love the way this pops in the garden, it just sparkles and I love the contrast with all of the textures. This one is my sister's we made 3, one for her, me and my mom.
This is very simple.  I used Silicone 2 from Lowe's.  It's one of those tubes you load in the caulking gun.  Just play with glass and figure out how you want it to look and then glue it all together.  I was suprised how secure it was when I was down.
Most of this glass I picked up at garage sales and Goodwill.  One important step is the get different sizes and try not to get really thin glass.  I was concerned it wouldn't hold up.  You can't see it well in the pic but there are glass stones in there as well. I just love it!!!

6 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

yay! I'm so glad you made totems! Let me know if you can't stop! hahah
I bought a microwave plate (you know the big heavy circle plate in microwaves) for .50 cents tonight. They are usually upwards of $3.00. I have some large glass pieces that will look great on it. Your sister's totem is very pretty! I love colored glass.
thanks for showing me.
gail

shoe5115 said...

Ok I'm going to try this one! Let's see what happens. Love them:)

LaurieJean said...

Sparkle, sparkle! Love the clear/blue combination of glass you used! Reminds me of the gazing globes in a garden. I've done the same type of thing only used indoors out of colorful plates, cups and etc. Great for a tablescape. I bet your totem's even sound pretty in the rain!~

Sherringa said...

dang girl I just gave away my old microwave plate... That would have been a great starter ...love the idea! Keep up the good work!

Life in Rehab said...

I've been meaning to make one of these; now maybe I'll have to get off my butt and do it!

Pam said...

Very cute!

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