Sea Glass in the Garden

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I love decorating antique windows and since my husband works for an industrial glass company , we have had the opportunity to obtain some beautiful windows from 100 year old churches, 120 schools, etc . I cherish the privilege of bringing these new life .
When my husband brought this treasure home I immediately claimed it for the garden . It is made of cypress and can stand up to the elements so that wasn't going to be an issue. All I had to do was clean it up and get started!
  • I looked at several pictures online and picked one that I liked then drew it on the back of the window with a Sharpie. I don't recommend that you use one unless you have access to industrial glass cleaners like I do to clean it off after you finish gluing on the glass or shells or whatever you decide to use. Dry erase markers work just as well but I couldn't find mine that day (I love my children! I love my children! ) So I used what I had.
Then I just started gluing colored sea glass onto the window with clear liquid nail silicone. I added some sea shells collected from a vacation at the beach a few years ago . I let it cure overnight per the instructions on tube of silicone .
This is HeMan hubby drilling some aluminum window facing to each side so I can plant it in the garden. Turns out that was the best choice for it because recently some really strong winds and rain came through (his name was Harvey) and it held up great, no damage.
Here it is in all its glory.
Here's a close up.
And here it is in all its glory . What's in your garden?

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  • Judi Judi on Sep 15, 2017
    is it "bird" friendly?

  • Sable Harris Gresh Sable Harris Gresh on Sep 26, 2017
    do you make any for sale!

  • Jane Jane on Sep 30, 2017
    It looks great! Wondering if you considered using grout in between the sea glass? It does look airy and light as it is but would grout make it more durable?

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