Repurposed Glassware=Garden Topiaries (easy project)
We all have those vases and bowls hanging around. You know, the ones you get flowers in, but then just put in the cupboard. I have the perfect solution for all of those, and it will help "prettify" your garden or flower bed. For more pictures see my blog post-Repurposed Glassware (totems and more) http://bit.ly/Lws0Y1
This is my "totem". I've had it outdoors for several years now. It's held up really well except for the "ladder" incident last fall while a helpful neighbor was helping me clean out the gutters.
These are the tools you'll need. I use GE II Silicone for Windows and Doors (clear) with a caulk gun.A level will come in handy to make sure your totem doesn't lean.
Wash and dry (thoroughly) your glassware. I suggest you let your vases and such dry overnight. If you have ANY moisture inside, it will be sealed inside once you apply your sealant.
apply your silicone to one of your pieces, then add your next piece to it.
remove the excess silicone with your finger or a paper towel. *tip* I generally glue two pieces together, while gluing another two pieces together. After those four pieces set up overnight, then I glue the two (or 3) sets together.
*tip* to keep water from standing in your plates, turn them upside down. I like to separate my large vases and such with clear plates. A microwave plate makes a great base piece.
You can use a plate on top right side up to make a bird feeder or a birdbath.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!Go