Repurposed Glass Light Shades

Julie J
by Julie J
This is one of the vintage glass light shades I repurposed into a birdbath.
Vintage glass light shade, now a birdbath
I used E6000 glue to attach the glass dish, vase and vintage light shade. It is setting atop a piece of rebar and copper tube.
View of the light shade looking down. I used glass beads glued to the holes.
Perfect for butterflies to drink from
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  • Lori Vandyke Lori Vandyke on Jun 23, 2016
    the center of my shade, looks like yours. However the center is poking outward, where it would meet the vase. Thus the vase and shade will not meet flatly together. How did you compensate for that? Or..was your center inverted, so that the point was actually on the inside of the bath?

  • Melanie Melanie on Apr 10, 2018

    I would like to use an old glass light cover and place it in a plant stand. Have any suggestions? Not feeling over inspired right now.

  • Hi Julie and thanks! Your bIrdbath was an inspiration and I’m doing one, too. I am stumped: how do you stabilize the bottle over the stake? Is that what the copper pipe is for?

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  • DJ DJ on Apr 04, 2019

    This idea is so neat!!! I am making myself, as well as my sister, my sister in law, and my Aunt all one for Mother's Day. I have already started getting the supplies...can't wait to make them and give them as gifts!!! I love seeing the look on their face when they recieve homemade gifts, those are the best ones...they come from the heart ❤!!!

    • Julie J Julie J on Apr 05, 2019

      That is so sweet! Would love to see pics of your finished creations.

  • Julie Deane Julie Deane on Apr 21, 2019

    What is the best way to keep the vase centered on the rebar so it doesn’t wabble? Do you glue it where they meet?