17.12.2015
This one didn’t have a tutorial but you can probably use one of the other tutorials below and adjust it.
Depending on the style of your garden you can go from country chic all the way to modern just by the objects you choose. Glass garden art flowers are made from used or recycled glass and metal dishes, plates, cups, pickle dishes and more. Some links go to shops via my affiliate accounts (like Amazon) or other websites (like eBay) where I have been paid to write a blog or article. While you can assemble them with a good, waterproof adhesive (more on this below), I find it’s best to also drill through the plates and secure them with wire.
You’ll probably want to start watching at yard sales or thrift stores for suitable dishes so you can make several flowers all at once. These instructions will show you how to create glass garden flowers from start to finish, including a video showing how to drill through glass. You can mount the flowers on wooden posts as I’ve done here, use rebar or pipes, or simply hang them on a wall or fence. Plus, as soon as you are confident that you can indeed drill holes in all sorts of used kitchen items, the entire key to the garden art kingdom is yours. Used kitchen glassware and metal plates, bowls, serving dishes, votive candle holders…. For the flowers you see here, I used clear and blue glass plates plus some small metal serving dishes. If you want to make several flowers to group together, you might want to pick a colour theme (blues, reds, greens, or simply all bold colours or pastels). After about ten seconds, slowly move the drill (while you’re drilling) to a 90-degree angle, directly over the hole. As you drill it will look like little clouds of smoke are moving in the water around the hole.
Usually after a minute or two , the drill bit will suddenly plunge through the plate when the hole is done (be prepared). Place some silicone sealant wherever the plates will be touching each other to keep the pieces from rubbing too tightly together. You can also attach a copper pipe end cap to the back of the flower (using the same silicone sealant as adhesive). Connect with Melissa here at Empress of Dirt, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


I haven’t tried drilling glass yet, but you make it look and sound easy, so I need to check the drill bits and give it a try. Can’t understand why you are using a wire and washer, a large glass bead would look a lot better, also you can use hose washers between the glass to keep them from touching and not use glue. I want to drill a hole in a glass bottle and I assume it would use about the same procedure but I want the edges to be smooth so what would I sand the hole with, just regular sand paper? For drilling a glass bottle, the trick will be to figure out a setup that keeps the bottle really steady while drilling. Excellent for covering with stained glass, vitreous glass or tempered glass -- try playing with the transparency, spray paint colours and patterns on the plate before applying the mosaic. May 7, 2013 by Ana Dziengel 107 Comments I’m always happy to find kids crafts that my children clamor to do rather than those that require me dragging them over to the table to make; these simple Cosmic Suncatchers are one of those enticing projects! Step One Pour a generous amount of glue into one of your plastic lids and swish it around to cover the entire inner surface. Step Two Have your child put one or two drops of each color of food coloring around the glue. Step Five When fully dry, peel the suncatcher off the lid, punch a hole through the top, add a string, and hang in a sunny spot. Cosmic Suncatchers remain one of the most popular projects on our blog and at in person events where we have tried them! Hmmm the colors blurred when we left them alone in the glue, which helped to slowly dissipate the color. We made these as kids with PVA and glitter as Christmas decorations, and 20+ years later my mother still has them with all the Christmas decorations. We did this and they look great, however, the food colouring hasn’t dried (although the glue has). It looks like they used garden stakes, which you can easily find at any garden supply store. You can also complement or contrast your garden’s color scheme, depending on what you use. They are easy to assemble: the dishes are arranged in layers, with the largest plates forming the back of the flower (to appear as petals), and the smallest ones at the front (like the flower pistols).
This way the dish flowers can stay in the garden throughout the seasons without the risk of falling apart. I have also provided instructions for other glass garden art projects here, so if something doesn’t work for one creation, it will probably find use in another.


There’s lots more garden art that can be made once you know you can drill dishes and teacups!
I haven’t been through every link yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ones I have gone to.
Go with the flow, think outside the box, and most importantly – just do what you love to do!
I was fooling around making them when they caught my daughter’s eye and she asked to make one.
Best of all it takes two minutes to pull together and about 5 minutes to execute, excluding drying time, perfect for short attention spans and moms with newborns! Stop swirling before the colors get too combined or the final result will be muddy and brown. This post was featured over at Diana Rambles on Friday and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. I kept ours in a sunny window for a couple of months and they got harder but not necessarily brittle. You can basically use just about anything you can find; small plates, vases, decorative balls etc. I think it’s the fact that all the vases that connect the top pieces to the stakes have similar shapes.
You’ll be able to sand the outer rims of the hole but perhaps not the inner edges (depending on how thick the glass is). The interesting thing was that after about a month I noticed the colors shrank and had changed! If you want mega sizes of food coloring, restaurant supply stores often carry them, like Smart and Final. Favourite topics include repurposed DIY projects and tutorials, organic gardening, creative garden ideas, debt-free living, nature (what more is there?), and sustainable living—all with a dash of humour and side order of freshly-grown salad greens. Alternately you could use a two-hole metal button at the center of your flower to hold the wire in place.




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    You can then sand it out, forcing you to throw out all radiation like.
  2. XAN001
    Sandable and paintable, which could.
  3. Lamka
    Fairly difficult to weld something that resin leak.