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Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9019933

I am sure this has been covered before, but since I am sort of new to this forum, I was wondering if any of you make the glass "flowers" using old glassware you pick up at sales. I found where some of you make totem poles but not the flowers. I would love to see some examples that you wouldn't mind master gardeners using.
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9020593

Hi , I don't happen to do these but I know there are a ton on you can look at & get ideas.


Victoria Harbour, ON

February 27, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9021949

I have made some, actually enjoyed getting to flea markets to pick up rare pieces..
must go look in file photo's and see if I've kept any?

had one that looks like a flower on the beam but you can't really tell how cute it is..

where oh where would I have pt them

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Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9023740

love your deck area !
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9023827

Me too ! Looks so bright and cozy !
Center, TX

February 29, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9025073

Hi, I'm so glad someone started this thread. Last year we made a few but would like to make a few more. Show what you have done. alday


Victoria Harbour, ON

February 29, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9025153

Country gardens and garden art make me feel most relaxed..waiting for garage sales to stock up on glass pieces now that you all have me motivated!
Edinboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9631366

How do you attach the glass flower to the pole? Of you use glue or drill? This point has always stumped me.


Grand Junction, CO
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9631424

I have made several. I use a small flat sided bottle glued to the back of the main plate. It fits nicely over a rebar or other type pole. I have also seen a piece of sturdy fabric, cut in a circle and placed over the pole and glued entirely to the plate. Forms a stiff cast like cover.

Good luck. It is addictive. Biggest problem is what to do with them after you get them all done...

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