How can I upcycle these glass rods (picture)?


I have about 75 of these glass rods that were in a light fixture and hung down. I’m trying to repurpose them, but can’t think of anything. ideas?

q what do with these glass rods
  11 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 17, 2019

    Hi Barb, they would make a gorgeous wind chime or mobile for the garden. You can add a few beads and other wot nots.

  • Scarlet Paolicchi Scarlet Paolicchi on Sep 17, 2019

    Or maybe as towel rods with the right hardware...

  • SM SM on Sep 17, 2019

    get a colored container and glue them on up and down( using clear glue) . Use as a vase etc.

  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Sep 17, 2019

    Earring hangers, depending on the size. Just a frame with parallel holes to hang on the wall or make a footed version to sit on a dresser.

    You could do the windchime idea (wire wrap around the end that looks flared) and to change it up color them. Alcohol inks stick to glass fairly well you might have to put a clear coat over it (make sure the clear coat doesn't cause the ink to run) Or get stained glass paint.

    Add them to small stakes and put them in your garden to add a bit of glitz.

    Bundle a few and place them in a sunny spot, see if they create rainbows. Just be on the lookout for focalized light that might burn.

    You have so many you can try all kinds of things. How about a log cabin style bird feeder.

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Sep 17, 2019

    I would use them as a wind chimes. Make the ropes at different links and hand in livingroom/family room to make it lighter this winter. They would capture the light.

  • C Crow C Crow on Sep 17, 2019

    Be a neat window valance or curtain providing privacy but still letting in plenty of light?

  • Dee Dee on Sep 18, 2019

    They would be beautiful towel holders, or curtain rods with the right hardware. Do they have holes so that you can attach fishing line to make a windchime?

  • Barb Barb on Sep 18, 2019

    They are only 6 inches long

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 18, 2019

    Thanks for saying how long the rods actually are, as they look much longer in the picture that you posted.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 19, 2019

    Perhaps the rods could be used in assembling these pretty Christmas candy ribbon ornaments. The rod could be inserted through tiny holes poked in the ribbon and would hold the shape, instead of the beads, in between each layer.

    Or, the rods could be used as a 'trunk' to make these pretty ribbon Christmas tree ornaments.

  • Barb Barb on Sep 20, 2019

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!