What ideas can you do with crystal and cut glass bowls?

by The31820706
i have many pieces of cut glass bowls im sure some are lead crystal and i want to make something useful but have no ideas i know some melt bottles to make spoon rests just need ideas

  11 answers
  • Beth Hubley Beth Hubley on Apr 08, 2018

    One of my favorite things to do with glass bowls is to fill them with dirt and add succulents. They make great gifts! If you have bowls or vases with a smooth surface try wrapping them with jute rope or thick yarn secured with hot glue. Leave about an inch at the top to show off the contrast between the string and the bowl!

  • Emily Emily on Apr 08, 2018

    I collect decanters and I also wonder about lead content. But I keep them really just for a visual treat. I doubt any harm would come to you by an occasional food use of these bowls. And etched and cut glass is so beautiful!

  • Beth W Beth W on Apr 08, 2018

    If you want to keep them plant herbs, useful, beautiful and not just a kitchen item!

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 08, 2018

    id you have plates to add to them you can make flowers for yard decor, a glass garden..... take a look here! http://www.birdsandblooms.com/backyard-projects/recycled-garden-ideas/diy-glass-garden-flowers/

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 08, 2018

    Water plants or candles with your choice of decor in the water

  • Sophia Boone Sophia Boone on Apr 08, 2018

    ·Perhaps a candy dish stand.

    Hot glue/E6000 a suitable glass/drinking glass to bottom of dish.

    You May glass spray paint it, decorate with jewels, ribbons (maybe put decor on rim off glass that's attach to bottom of bowl)...

    You can use painters tape to cover parts you don't want painted

    ·You may center piece it with decorative (holidays, occassions, just because) flowers around bottom (optional). You may use foam to hold flowers together and/or give dish height.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 23, 2024

    I have succulents in mine, be careful to not overwater.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 02, 2024

    You can add water and float candles in them for a table centerpiece. You can use as a vase for low cut flower designs. Add small colored lights at holiday time for extra sparkle on a tabletop or mantle. Many of the other suggestions are great too and they always make a good conversation piece. They also make great containers for gifting bath bombs, favorite candies, etc.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 09, 2024

    Sort into types of glass. Try stacking them to make taller items - Pedistal bowl or compot etc.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 09, 2024

    Bird feeders, hanging lights, candle holders are what came to my mind. Use in garden for plants.