How can I use broken glass?

A rock shattered my tempered glass storm door and I ended up with a gallon paint can of it. On a DIY program, I saw a bunch of broken glass from windows taken to a person who poured it into a machine to somehow processed it and used it as a countertop. I only caught the tail end of the program, so I don't know if I can make a little something from it.

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  • Kris Kris on Sep 02, 2018

    I have seen it used like a mosaic in a picture frame. It looked like it was just glued onto the glass itself. Saw it in a gift store hanging in the window. Very pretty and very $$$. If I’m right the glass your talking about when broken stays in some larger pieces and appears crackled looking. Hope this helps and gives you an idea for a project.

    • Joyce Landreth Joyce Landreth on Sep 03, 2018

      This was the 1st time I have ever hired someone else to cut my grass while I prepared for new flooring installation and he didn't leave any sheets. I literally have a gallon paint can holding the entire bottom 1/2 of my storm door. Thanks for the idea though.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 02, 2018

    Although it is possible to 'recycle' glass bits in this manner, these schemes are not diy projects. They require heavy duty specific machines, tools, appropriate space, and know-how. Working with any glass shards is dangerous as the sides and points can be extremely sharp and even tiny pieces can slice through skin.

  • Joyce Landreth Joyce Landreth on Sep 03, 2018

    Yep. My one thought was to layer some of it between top and bottom resin on a removable surface until dry. That could make quite the sun catcher if hung by a window. Or it may go in the recycling bin with a note on the can