Glass Garden Totems: How to
How to make a garden totem from recycled glass pieces? Jeanne explains it, step by step. Easy!
Tired of ‘rust?’ Are you in a ‘glass’ mode for your gardens? Here’s a fairly simple glass totem bird ‘waterer’ to try with thrift shop dishes and vases.
Take 2 green glass vases, 1 green bowl, a microwave glass turntable for a base & a very heavy duty ashtray …use GE Silicone II for Doors & Windows (my preference) to glue them together. Start at the bottom and use masking tape to secure each piece. You may want to let each piece dry before you go on to the next. Be careful to create a solid bead of glue to hold the pieces well.
Our favorite glue for glass garden projects
GE Silicone II is in the paint and caulks department at many hardware stores in a ‘tube’ like for caulk guns or you can buy ‘glue size’ (shown)…just check the ‘use by date’ on the tube! The microwave plates, found at thrift shops, is used for ‘stability’ purposes & gets covered w/mulch or dirt in the garden.
Of course, like many FMGers, the ‘fun’ is in the ‘hunt’ … so I added these Flea Market finds…a glass bluebird & a jeweled butterfly pin.
This totem waterer has been in my pond garden for about 5 yrs now except during the Winter
Any totem projects in your future? Please post a picture on our Facebook page. ~~Jeanne