Unique glass globe garden art…
Combine glass bottles and a cast off bowl, and a glass globe light and you have the most unusual garden flower you’ve ever seen! When Nell Stelzer happened to find this wire fruit basket, her imagination was sparked! She already had everything else to make her sparkly garden flower and then found just the right spot for it. See what she did with this:
Nell Stelzer says, “I saw a post last summer of that type of wire fruit basket and I finally found in last October and that is when I found the blue flavored water bottles. I love their shape because I have blue buds in a few areas. I think others on the Blue bottle page used planted blue flowers in the center but I had no luck on finding any. I thought of the light globe while cleaning up the garden.
Nell says, “Here is another close view of my wire basket that I found at TJ Maxx last fall and the blue “Something Natural” water bottles that were at our local Safeway grocery store. I needed two more bottles and finally collected them. I had two large blue water bottles but they are too large for this.
The center is a light globe that my granddaughter covered in gem stones two years ago. This was a clear light globe that I got from a thrift store in 2012. My daughter and grandkids came in July that year and we did garden crafts with Nana’s ‘art supplies.’ It has a set of clear solar mini lights stuffed inside it.
Nancy K. Meyer also did the same project but used a weightier ‘globe.’ She says, “My blue bowling ball, bud bottles, a wire fruit basket found on eBay!”
Finding the bowl
Find similar bowls at TJ Maxx, on eBay, in thrift shops or on Amazon. Here are two we found, one pricy but a cool design and one more reasonable. We’ll be scouting for these unique ‘bowls’ at every thrift shop we visit!