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shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9001621

I see mix matched glass globes at all goodwill/thrift stores. There has to be a good repurpose for them - any suggestions?
Kathy
ItsMeChrissy
Union Grove, WI
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9001758

Can you describe them some more? What shape are they (round, oval, bell, etc) ? Is the glass frosted, white or clear? How big are they?

If clear you could turn them into some sort of terrarium, maybe? Or create a base of some sort and a mini fish bowl or planter?

If white or frosted, maybe fill with xmas lights and display some how? Maybe make it into a snow globe?

hmmm...
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9002445

I seen a very pretty iridescent one, but I couldn't think of a use for it... Maybe turn them upside down somehow and made a windchime? They are pretty fragile some of them.
Might make a good cave for a fish tank, the neat colored ones, but I don't know if the paint is safe for fish.
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9003012

This type of globe. They are every where and I just can't think of a use for them. I thought about placing them end to end but what would it become? They are clear & frosted but I can't think of how to use them. You could put a pump inside the large end and have a fountain if there were a base/bowl but I don't think that would look very nice - junky I guess.

Maybe someone will come up with an idea.
Kathy

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MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

February 12, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9003746

I've used them as candle 'holders', especially colored ones. They are great out of doors since the globe shelters the candle from the wind.
J2222
Southern California, CA

February 13, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9005199

Glass Totems? http://www.google.com/search?q=glass+totem+photo&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_lM5T7KmM8nXiAKj0dnACg&sqi=2&ved=0CCEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=617
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9005450

NICE!!!!!!!!

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

February 15, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9007956

22, you always amaze me with all the appropriate sights you come up with, this totem site is great.

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9009049

shihtzumom,
I found a lot of the glass globes in Goodwill recently and considered using them as candleholders, but then I found recycled dish "flower plates". There are a bunch posted for sell on Esty stores. I don't know if the link will work, but I'll try: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74822475/recycled-glass-garden-art-flower-plate?ref=sr_list_16&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=glass+yard+art+flowers&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=list&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
dillansnana
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9009196

Thanks for the link. Wonderful idea for when I get the urge. Oh my, so many ideas I have saved for when I get the urge! Does anyone identify with me??
ItsMeChrissy
Union Grove, WI
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9009203

I thought I posted this idea earlier in the week but it's not here...hmmmm wonder what thread I posted it to :-)

Anyway...you could use them as the base for cake stands. Glue a plate to them.

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9009512

dillansnana, Yes I can relate! I have piles of "junk" waiting for me to get the time, or urge, to put my ideas to use, too!!

ItsMeChrissy, The cake base sounds like a really good idea, too!!
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9010012

[quote="dillansnana"]Thanks for the link. Wonderful idea for when I get the urge. Oh my, so many ideas I have saved for when I get the urge! Does anyone identify with me??[/quote]

Boy do I know this one. The flowers are stunning.
Kathy

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2012
8:54 PM

Post #9017822

I found this guy's Esty store fascinating! He's recycling discarded globes, light fixtures, barbed wire, rusty cans,etc., into yard art:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92993120/outlandish-vintage-glass-and-barbed-wire
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9018124

His stuff is cool. That's a great idea. Etsy is a fun place to shop but it's pretty expensive but it's probably the items I pick!

Kathy

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9018229

Oh I don't buy anything! The prices are way above my pay scale, lol! I do like to window/page shop for idea though.

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