It’s winter, which means I can’t do my bigger glass sculptures because the smell and toxic-ness of the glue is too much to do in the house. So I’m experimenting. I’m trying to work on some smaller glass projects so I can use a different glue and do them in the house. Here’s the latest obsession: glass mushrooms.
I want to do a sculpture garden come spring, so I’m getting ready by making a few of these little mushrooms. I found a deal at an estate sale a few weeks ago, where they had these awesome green dishes for just ten cents a piece. You can’t argue with that.
Aren’t they pretty? And lucky for me there were three “tops” and three “bottoms.” How nicely that worked out!
To make them, it’s so easy it’s ridiculous. Put glue on the bottom part, which will be the “stem” of the mushroom. I used the same glue (Simple-fix Outdoor Glue Pen) that I used with my cupcake plate stand. The glue is supposed to be water resistant, but is much less toxic than the stuff I used for my garden sculptures. I use the ultra heavy stuff for those because the glass is a lot heavier, and because our weather here is really brutal. So I’m still experimenting. I think this glue will work out fine for these.
Place the “top” on the mushroom, and let dry.
Viola! You have a few glass mushrooms for your garden.
Want more projects like this? You can find them in my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.
Cyndi L says
Oh for heaven’s sake! That’s so clever…I couldn’t figure out at first why you would want to make glass mushrooms, but I’m betting they’ll be fantastic in the garden!
How cute! I look forward to seeing your sculpture garden – and the spring 😉
Spring can’t get here fast enough.:)
Absolutely adorable! I’ve got a spot in my little patio garden that these would be just way too cute….
Oh cool! Post some pictures of your garden, I want to see. I’m going to put these on the patio too.