Glass Globe Towers by Somewhat Quirky Design
I saw one of these in a magazine years ago and I've wanted one ever since. It took me several years to collect affordable pieces but after that it was pretty easy. Here is some of how I did it. For more specifics and lessons learned you will need to read through the tutorial on my blog.
This almost shows all of both towers.
I had to accumulate many different globes over the years to finally get to make my masterpieces! I found them at antique shops, thrift stores, yard sales, - pretty much anywhere that you could hope to find old lamps and hanging lights.
I experimented with what bases I wanted to use. I didn't end up using this cool metal base and ended up using pots with dirt in them for stability.
I basically just played around with them - in 100 degree heat, I might add - for hours until I felt comfortable with their stability and the way they looked.
Initially I just planned on one tower but figured out pretty quickly that I had too many globes for just one tower.
My neighbor told me that having two takes away the weirdness. Hmmm.
They are beautiful with the sun shinning through them. The full tutorial and supply list for making your own tower is available in the blog post listed below. And for an update, new specifics, year to year care, etc., you can check out this post HERE.
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