Garden Totems

April 27th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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I stacked various glass pieces and glued together with epoxy.  The upside down vase on the bottom slips over a pipe pounded into the ground.

I stacked various glass pieces and glued together with epoxy.  The upside down vase on the bottom slips over a pipe pounded into the ground.

I first saw garden totems in an earlier post of Chovey's.  Then I saw other garden totems here and there and thought I'd like to try some.  These are a few I came up with.

As you can see from the photo, they are the perfect adornment for the landscaped area in front of my gated estate -- oh wait, that's the area in front of my landlord's office (my bad!). 


posted in: member junk, seasonal, glass, garden, outdoor spaces

Comments (15)

junkermidge writes: Hi Dawn, I just noticed your comment. Sorry to be so slow on the uptake. The pipe is not connected to the vase. The pipe can be any kind or even a spindle or dowel, as long as it is skinnier than the vase opening. You whack it into the ground as far as you would like (of course the more sunken in, the sturdier it will be). Then you just slide the vase over the pipe. Have fun!
Midge Posted: 8:01 pm on June 10th
DawnEliz writes: So excited to do this...I have everything I need but I still don't understand how to connect copper pole to bottom vase on totem. Help! Thanks! Posted: 4:44 pm on April 28th
jillruth writes: I really like these-wonderful. I'm going to try one (or three) soon! Posted: 9:23 am on April 30th
shabbychick writes: could do a small tabletop one - with a platter for the base - I know it'd turn out beautiful! :)

(No balls being kicked in the house, right??) ;)

Kathy Posted: 9:54 pm on April 29th
fellowjunker writes: These look great Midge..........I don't think I'll try them though as they might last less than a day in my yard what with all the balls that get kicked around!!! Beautiful job!!
xojanis Posted: 1:13 pm on April 29th
chiccottagejunk writes: Midge - these are so pretty - even much prettier than I imagined when I saw your collection a few weeks ago. I love the differnet colors too. Oh, yeah, I recognized your "gated estate" in the pictures before I read your cute comment! I can picture exactly where there are. Thanks for posting and inspiring me to make my own ... when I get a chance. LOL

Sue Posted: 6:48 am on April 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Your landlord must be thrilled to have a tenant like you. These came out great.

Jim Posted: 11:13 pm on April 28th
CottageElements writes: These turned out beautiful. Love Candy's idea for bird seed. That would make them pretty and useful!

Lani Posted: 5:40 pm on April 28th
wacky_nurse writes: This is fantastic!!!! I am heading to the second hand shop now to find some glass vases to make one of my own!!!!!!! Posted: 2:15 pm on April 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love these Midge! Just as much as I love your gated community comment. ;) Could you put bird feed on the plates if you were a bird lover? Beautiful stuff and thanks for sharing.

Candy Posted: 12:39 pm on April 28th
shabbychick writes: These are great and they really do add some sparkle to your garden. Very nice job, junkermidge! We've made some of these too. As an alternative to sticking one in the ground, I've used a platter as a base for some of mine, then they can sit on a bench or tabletop too.

I love seeing everyone's "take" on a project - so much creativity!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 11:56 am on April 28th
grannijo writes: I made some of these for my flower garden and sent one home via plane with my sister to made the trip! are fun to make..always looking at the glassware to see if it would make good totems!!.. love the green in far mine has survived OHIO weather...sharon Posted: 7:10 am on April 28th
irishrovr writes:
These are GREAT! It really gives a sparkle to that spot!

Eileen Posted: 11:55 pm on April 27th
oldnews writes: They are cute! Hail in Texas and horrible wind here in California! But the pipe in the ground is a good idea, they might just stand up to the wind! I think they are wonderful! I have a couple similar in my yard but they are made of old pottery pieces stacked and glued! These catch the light beautifully I bet! Marie Posted: 10:16 pm on April 27th
ALICE Posted: 10:04 pm on April 27th
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