For years I had searched for affordable hand-blown cobalt blue globes for my little bare oak tree from our woods. At nearly $50 each, I couldn’t afford the beautiful hand blown glass orbs sold in today’s market. I found the perfect answer in some previously used, hand-blown blue transparent Water Globes purchased via CRAIGSLIST. Some of the globes were a green-blue color, but I put them aside and used only the dark blue globes.
The first task was to take several of my used Water Globes over to ACE hardware store where their staff helped me find the right sizes of transparent plastic tubing that could be inserted into the stems of the each globe along with wire to hang the globes upside-down to simulate blue tear drops. As these Water Globes are hand-blown, each stem has different inside measurements.