These glass garden ornaments are so simple & fun to make! If you look closely, they consist of a vase (upside-down), then other various glass dishes strategically stacked on top, such as; little ice-cream glasses, candle sticks, small plates, & saucers.
I collect the glass from thrift stores, estate sales, garage sales, & sometimes find newer pieces that will work. I clean all of the glass, let it completely dry, & begin my design…
Starting with the top piece (which is almost always a decorative candle holder) placed upside down on a sturdy, flat surface, carefully place the next piece with clear silicone, then the next…& the next, ending with the vase (which at this point is right-side-up until it dries.)
I let the silicone set for 24 hours before it’s ready for the garden!
For the base-pole, I go to the hardware store & buy small copper piping. Sometimes they will cut it for you right in the store, otherwise, a small pipe cutter does the job. Make sure your pole is deep enough into the soil for strength!
Here are a few examples of the colored-glass ornaments I’ve made:
& one with a silver bowl:
This is such an inexpensive & unique way to add character to your gardens & landscaping.
Try to have fun with this, it’s simple creativity!