~More Glass Garden-Art~

July 21st, 2009 in member junk     
12 users recommend

My flowers are made out of glass bowls, candle holders, ashtrays, plates, knobs, tins anything that can transform into a flower.  I then drill holes in them with a diamond bit (use water), attach them to driftwood with bolts (insert rebar to the bottom of the driftwood) and I also attched them onto copper pipes and conduit..  I just love making them.  The best part is searching for the glass in thrift stores, garage sales and in free piles.


I will be putting a cool twist on these soon.  I'm working out all the kinks.  STAY TUNED! : )

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, artwork, glass, funky, garden, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, crystal

Comments (14)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I love these more than other garden glass flowers that I've seen done, as you are using natural wood "stems." Great idea! ~Mary~ Posted: 10:41 pm on May 3rd
Cjsweeney writes: I think that you have already found the twist. Great job. Posted: 7:09 am on December 12th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: I find the driftwood on the beaches.

I sometimes get them at a taxidermy shop down the street from my house. I pay him a $1.00 a piece. That's when I'm feeling lazy.

The other day I was at a g-sale and noticed a perfect piece of driftwood in the yard. I asked if I can pay them a $1.00 for it. Of course they said "YES". ☺☺☺☺

I'm still working on my twist for the garden-art. I'm having a hard time with it. BUT, I did come up with another NEW twist that's a bit easier.

Finished garden-up with the new twist will be completed this thursday August 13th. Posted: 2:19 am on August 9th
KAJUNK writes: Awesome flowers,, I have made one but had hard time with the stem, I used copper pipe, love your idea with the driftwood stems, where do you get driftwood? Great job , Posted: 9:22 pm on August 5th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I soooooo love this site. It really, really inspires me.

@audlyenuf The center of most pieces are either a marble or a bejeweled diamond.

@fellowjunker My husband surprised me with these around 3 years ago for Mother's Day. There's 4 of them going around the tree with 4 different cool metal pieces.

I bought around 20 of these metal pieces from a garage sale for only $50. They're remnant punch-outs from an industrial stove maker.

Now there filled up with clematis. I'll share a photo's soon.

You all have a Happy Junky Day! Posted: 2:50 pm on July 24th
junkermidge writes: These pieces are gorgeous! I'm also anxious for the twist.
Midge Posted: 10:02 pm on July 23rd
audlyenuf writes: Question: What is the center of most of the flowers? A furniture coaster? [And in case you hadn't figured out my typo in previous comment below, I can't wait to see the new kink....not kin] Posted: 1:04 pm on July 22nd
suewhitney writes: Lovely, lovely, lovely! Can't wait to see the new twist...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:33 am on July 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Very pretty flowers Triple D!!!! Those elevated barrels in the background look pretty cool too!
xojanis Posted: 11:36 pm on July 21st
alicemom writes: Well I will be stayin' tuned! Thanks for round one!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:46 pm on July 21st
PrimTracy writes: These are just adorable! I love them all. I can't wait to see the twist. Posted: 8:31 pm on July 21st
oldnews writes: I've made a few of these myself, but yours are spectacular! Can't wait to see more!! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 7:39 pm on July 21st
RustyDiva writes: Love your name DumpsterDivingDiva and love your flowers! Can't wait for the twist. Posted: 2:44 pm on July 21st
audlyenuf writes: These are gorgeous! Can't wait for the "cool twist"...but guess I have to, so hurry up and get those kins out! Posted: 2:26 pm on July 21st
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