Well, you know when it comes to me and gluing glass, I can’t stop at just one project. Now that I’m into these glass bottle flowers I’m experimenting with all kinds of different ones. I’ve been working on different sizes and on painting them, so there’s the newest batch.
First, I took some clear bowls and painted them.
Then I used more of those awesome cobalt bottles and glued them together.
I added some glass beads and then I put them on a garden stick and stuck ’em in our shrubs. I love that they can sit above the shrub, add some color, and still leave room for my doggie to do her business! (It’s all about the dog, you know.)
I experimented with a couple different pieces to make (what I thought was) a dragonfly thing. It doesn’t really look like it, but it’s cute enough anyways so I stuck that in the shrub, too.
You could do up these glass flowers and really go wild, but I did this on the cheap. I used cheap glass (found for under a buck), cheap dollar store beads and even cheap cobalt bottles. I take comfort in the fact that they add a little zing to the garden while still being inexpensive to make. But you never know, I’ve got some crazy ideas swirling around my head about a mixed media version of these. Time will tell. In the meantime, it makes me happy that despite my lack of garden skills I’ve got some color in there.
Projects like this are in my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.