Garden Art and Craft Projects With Glass Gems (flat Marbles)


Are you ready to get crafting? Here's a list of easy projects you can make with glass gems (flat marbles). Whether you want to use up leftovers from other projects or start something new and wonderful, this should give you lots of ideas.
*19 Projects include*: Garden treasure jars, decorative garden balls, frog prince, faux stained-glass windows, home and fashion accessories - come get ideas. Make gifts for friends (or yourself!).
The best adhesive for attaching glass gems to most surfaces is GE Silicone II sealant. It's sold as a sealant but it can also work as a glue/adhesive if you apply it right. For details and project instructions, and where to get materials, come visit this page: http://www.empressofdirt.net/glassgemcrafts/
Have fun!
Garden treasure jars - it's both a diy craft and a fun way to involve kids in the garden.
Garden treasure jars - it's both a diy craft and a fun way to involve kids in the garden.
Come to the blog to see all 19 projects and instructions.
Come to the blog to see all 19 projects and instructions.
Frog Prince for indoors or outdoors.
Frog Prince for indoors or outdoors.
Find glass gems at thrift shops, dollar stores, craft supply stores, or online. You can also buy them bulk online.
Find glass gems at thrift shops, dollar stores, craft supply stores, or online. You can also buy them bulk online.
Use glass gems to make little sparkling windows (or picture frames) and faux stained-glass windows.
Use glass gems to make little sparkling windows (or picture frames) and faux stained-glass windows.
A lamp globe covered in glass gems becomes a garden gazing ball.
A lamp globe covered in glass gems becomes a garden gazing ball.
Empress of Dirt - Melissa

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2 questions
  • Margaret Marquez Clark
    on May 23, 2017

    What glue do you use for out door projects that the gems don't pop off?
  • Deanna Perata
    on Jul 4, 2018

    awaiting an answer...as well as the first person who wrote ..what kind of glue are you using?? Super glue or E6000?

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  • Loni
    on Jun 20, 2014

    How did you get the square stake to go through the lid?

  • Pennie1958
    on Mar 20, 2017

    the grout stuff they seal tubs with worked on the bowling ball i used clear to cover it in glass beads and liquid nails worked too but not if u want to see thru the beads
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