Marie’s Stained Glass Garden Spinner


his Spring, Marie Wirth stunned us all with the fabulous bicycle wheel spinner she made for her garden. In fact, she posted a photo on our Facebook page and walked away with first place in our Flea Market Gardening ‘Upcycled Spring!’ Contest. Now, we would all like to know how she created it.
Find your bike wheel and make a pattern for the spaces. Cut the glass to shape
Find your bike wheel and make a pattern for the spaces. Cut the glass to shape
Fit the pieces and solder together with copper foil
Fit the pieces and solder together with copper foil
Marie mounted this in the garden using the bike forks themselves
Marie mounted this in the garden using the bike forks themselves
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2 questions
  • Bonnie
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Stained glass garden spinner. I could not get the copper foil to stick to the spokes?

    • Brenda
      on Jun 1, 2016

      You have to solder the pieces to the spokes. You'll need flux and a soldering tool.

  • Becky Dalberg
    on Aug 23, 2018

    How do you foil the bicycle rim itself at the bottom, do you cut your foil and lay the foil onto the rim, as you can't wrap it around anything, or do you do nothing? and then just solder the stained glass foil?

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