After spending a couple of months gathering up clear glass items at Goodwill and yard sales I finally had enough collected to make some garden totems. I think they add some whimsey to my garden. I am also going to give one to my daughter to put in her fairy garden she made this year.This one has a nice sized bowl on the top, I think it would make a nice birdbath. There is a birdhouse just above that has babies that have just hatched, maybe they would enjoy a nice little bath right out side their door.
If you would like to try your hand at making these cute yard ornaments, here is how I did it:
The first thing to do is start collecting pieces of glass from yard sales and thrift stores. Then buy some glue that will hold glass. I used E6000 industrial glue (clear). Make sure the glass is cleaned well with soap and water and dried thoroughly. Next I arranged the pieces by stacking them in different configurations to see what looked best. Then I began glueing the pieces together, doing the bottom half first, then glueing the top half together. After each section was dry I carefully glued the top to the bottom. You will need to let the glue set up at least 24 hours before placing outside.
Here is my collection of glass I chose from the make my totems with.
This is the totem I am donating to the fairy garden. I will be sure to post pictures of it when she gets it placed in her garden.
This arrangment is on my front porch. I think a totem would look nice standing next to it, what do you think? Ummmmmmmmmm, wouldn't pink glass look good mingled in with the clear glass...that's it, I am off on the hunt for some pink glass. Wish me luck.