Sunday, August 07, 2011

Recycled Yard Art

The first Saturday of every month, our Goodwill has everything for half off.

Since I couldn't find any yard sales this weekend, I popped over for the big sale and picked up a bunch of random glass pieces.

Let's take a step back...there is a booth at The Emporium, where my booth is, that has a few if these really awesome yard art sculptures made from recycled glass pieces.

I always stop by and stare at them! They charge $15 each, which I think is completely reasonable...I just haven't been able to afford that right now.

So.....when I was at the Goodwill it occurred to me that I could make one or two myself and save some money.  I already had the glass glue on hand.

The best part of all this, Doodle actually was excited to help!!!!!  As any tween girl's mom knows....this is a HUGE deal! ;)

So, we grabbed pieces like this old light shade....

and little juice glasses....

And some colored glass, that ironically was a bonus!  I was just buying the container...had no idea we'd end up using the beads inside! :)

And this is what we ended up with!  This one is mine....

And here is the Doodle's....

How stinkin' cute are these?!?  We are both pretty proud of how these turned out.

They sparkle so pretty in the garden!

You can insert a wooden dowel into the ground and into the vase portion for stability if you need to.

I'm not actually displaying them together like this, I plan to spread them out...but I wanted to get a shot of them outside to show them side by side.

Of course, the price is dependent on your glassware choices. These came in at around $3 each.  Not bad, huh?

I'll be posting this project at these linky parties! :)



  1. How cute I am defiantly gonna be on the search for the items like this to make a few!!!

  2. These are totally cute and adorable!!! I love them both and really dress up the garden area :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog and giving me the heads up on yours I love these I will be having new flower beds in my backyd and I think I may have to steal your idea and put some of my glass pieces together!

  4. They are really very pretty, I would never have thought of this. I love the way they look in the garden.

  5. These are so cute! I've seen them on dowels and metal rods. I've been meaning to make some of these. Your post has inspired me to get busy!

  6. Now after taking loads to GW, I need to go back for some glass. You found some great looking pieces. What kind of glue did you use? I'd really appreciate if you'd email me:
    Thanks for sharing.♥♫

  7. Great pieces! You are VERY creative!


  8. Those make for cute sparkles in the yard. I couldn't do that here in the desert... with all the sun it might start a fire in the bark ;)

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

  9. Love these! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I'm your newest follower:)

  10. How cute and crafty. I love the addition of glass beads for a little pop of color. Great idea!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I sure do appreciate it!

  11. You are very creative. They turned out really pretty...Christine

  12. Very adorable! You have a great eye for SPARKLE for your yard :)

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

    ~Suzanne in IL

  13. Oh those would look so cute in my yard! Doodle, I am loving yours!!


  14. I wonder if there is a way to purchase a solar light to place inside. I will search and let you know if I find anything.