Asked on May 7, 2016

I want to use glass light shades outside somehow, help!

Lynn PalmatierDeborah.covingtonLynne Krywulycz
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I have five of these glass light shades that I bought a thrift store. I am in the processing of redoing my covered patio in different shades of blue. I need suggestions for the patio, garden area or to make windchimes/crafts. Thanks.
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on May 8, 2016

    Flea market gardening.com has an article on re-purposing glass globes into a totem.The show you an illustration of have to assemble them.

  • Deborah.covington
    Deborah.covington
    on May 8, 2016

    Thank you Janet, I will check it out.

  • MN Mom
    MN Mom
    on May 8, 2016

    Those shades are so pretty! If you set the shade in the dirt of your garden with the opening end up you could set a solar light inside (not on the stake, just the light portion). It would be a colorful accent and charge in the sun during the day and then provide a softened blue light at night.

  • Deborah.covington
    Deborah.covington
    on May 8, 2016

    Thank-you, I love that idea.

  • Lynne Krywulycz
    Lynne Krywulycz
    on May 9, 2016

    They are beautiful - have you checked their actual value on an antique glass site? The Art Deco period had organic, very colourful light shade designs, Type antique glass art deco light shades into google - there are many sites to look at. Good Luck.

  • Deborah.covington
    Deborah.covington
    on May 9, 2016

    Thanks, I will do that.

  • Lynn Palmatier
    Lynn Palmatier
    on May 9, 2016

    I like the idea of solar lights in the garden, though you will need some kind of stake to either raise the light or keep it from getting toppled.... Have you searched this site for the ideas of others. You could repurpose old candle holders and use the glass on that to create a candle holder or that solar light...

    • Lynn Palmatier
      Lynn Palmatier
      on May 11, 2016

      @Deborah.covington If you have a local thrift shop, look for candle holders there you can use for bases or it you see cheap lamps use your imagination. Saw a project where they took an old lamp, took it apart, painted it and added the glass. They would look great in different heights and even different shapes. Just make sure they are bold enough to offset the size of the shade. If you have any of those led candles, see how they look in the shade.

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