Finally ...Here it is...(Now that Summer is about over)...My long awaited tutorial on how to make.... dat-ta-da-dat-tada... Glass Garden Flowers...YEAH!!
Don't they look great!?! This project probably never would have happened if it wasn't for my two accomplices...(Who are far more organized than I)!
|Love this one!!|
So here's how it all came to be...after another Visit to Dragonfly Farms...We were all inspired and started gathering up plates and glassware at the G.W. and garage sales...anywhere we could find cheap goods!
We set them, all out on my table and started layering dishes...trying all sorts of different combinations until we came up with the ones we liked...
Next step was to drill the holes...we had decided to use draw pulls for the centers, so we drilled our holes the appropriate size to fit their screws....We did break a few glass dishes so practice with a spare. :) What we learned was to make a "guide" hole with a smaller drill bit and then re-drill with the larger one. ...Also there is a fine line between to much pressure and not enough. Oh yes a little water in the bottom of the dish also helps!
They took way longer to make than I had planned...but next time should go faster...now that we know what we are doing!! (Although it was the drilling that seemed to take forever)!
Don't they look great!!
This one reminds me of a dandelion!
My girl friend brought the plates...something I will look for next time...they added so much color!
This is one of my favorites...but then again I like them all!
We used a silver basket for the base of this flower...I will be looking for more of these too!!!
Well there it is ... My tutorial on how to make Up-cycled Garden Flowers...
Now its your turn!!
Just think what Great Christmas present they would make!!
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