I really love the look of blue glass, but it’s hard to find cool pieces in order to build glass garden sculptures. It seems like the other colors (green and gold especially) come with a lot of different styles and shapes, and the blue just kind of has those smooth vases that are pretty but not really interesting.
I’ve held off making a blue sculpture until I could find some more pieces. I found these blue bowls at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Have you been to one of these in your area? They are so awesome. First of all, it’s great that they are recycling all these old materials, but you can also find some unique things there. The other day I was there looking at these bowls, and I liked them because they had a little bit of design on them. As I was looking at them there was a woman there also looking at the glass vases, and she turned to me and said, “You’ll never believe what I do with these. I made glass sculptures out of them for my garden!”
LOL – a kindred soul. I told her I did too, and we both laughed and she said she’d probably see me “around on Pinterest or something.”
The world of social media….
Anyways, then this weekend I picked up a boatload of blue glass at a rummage sale. I got a ton of pieces all for $5. The woman was moving and didn’t like blue glass. You know what they say about one person’s trash and another one’s treasure, right?
When I saw these dessert cups and the bowls together, I knew there was one thing I had to make. Glass mushrooms!
Now for a bigger sculpture. I gathered my glass (and you know, a little Diet Snapple never hurts, either. Have you tried the Trop-a-Rocka? It’s so good.)
I did the usual. Glued and stacked and glued and stacked.
I like how the light hits it. (Notice how dried out everything is! We’re in dire need of some rain.)
Want more projects like this? You can find them in my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.