Every garden deserves a little whimsy.
Glass totems have been circulating the internet for ages. I started collecting some various glass pieces from purging china cupboards and thrift stores when a friend mentioned she really like the glass totems we had seen at a craft sale.
The fun part was stacking them in different ways to see which looked best. I collected all clear glass this time as I didn’t want the patterns on the glass to be overshadowed by various colours.
Plates, bowls, glasses and candle holders were glued together. It took awhile to make as I glued 2 pieces together using E6000 glue and then waited for it to dry. You used to be able to use a Michaels coupon to bring the price down, but they determined this was a everyday value item so you can’t get the discount anymore.
Above are the original ones I made a few years ago. One was gifted to a friend and one was kept for me, which unfortunately got broken. So a winter project was to create a couple of new ones.
The first one I remade is on a shelf full of nature items. Do you see the lighthouse next to it? I have a thing for lighthouses and have lots of them displayed throughout the house. I cant believe that I’ve never shared the lighthouse made with seaglass collected from the beach in Sidney, BC, flat gems, and a cutting board. I added the photo to the lighthouse page.
And here is the second one I put together. This is on a shelf in the guest bedroom full of shells collected on our travels. Once the weather gets nicer the totems will find a location outside.
Do you rescue and reuse old glass. Check out some other projects I made.
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