Memorial Garden Project

PrestonsnanaApril 27, 2011

I have created a memorial garden in one corner of my yard and wanted some sort of plaque for some of the special people I have lost. Yesterday, I was at a shop that sells decor items and just plain stuff. In one corner, I found a stack of 14 x 14 inch pieces of tempered glass which had once served as display shelves in a store.

I bought one for just $4, brought it home, and played around with some etching cream I had purchased for another project. I was very pleased with the outcome...unfortunately, in order to photograph it, I had to put a black paper behind it, so it looks a little funerial, but in the garden it looks much prettier with leaves and flowers showing through the glass.

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What a wonderful idea. You did a great job on the etching.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 1:06PM
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Very, very nice. You did a good job. I can picture leaves and flowers behind your plaque. - Marylee

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 2:22PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Its lovely. I bet it looks great with the greenery. You were so smart to see a good use for the shelves.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 3:39PM
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That is beautiful. You did a great job of etching it.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 4:16PM
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Marlene Kindred

Your plaque looks very nice and your etching is wonderful! I'm sure it will look lovely in your memorial garden. Thanks for sharing it with us....I'd love to see a picture of your garden too.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 8:34PM
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Great idea for your memorial garden...I would love to see it in your garden, too! Goof job recycling! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 9:58PM
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puggranny(Zone 8)

What a great idea!!!!! It is really impressive!!!!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 11:09PM
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Very pretty memorial! I agree, it will look gorgeous in the garden. Great repurpose!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 11:59PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

I really like what you did with the glass. Great idea. You did a nice job on the etching. With a different design it would even be pretty to hang on the wall or in a window. And guess what- I've had a stack of these in the shed for years, I forgot I even had them till I saw this.

I've never done etching, I assume it's like a stencil? How did you get the persons name all together so perfect? Really like the corners. TFS.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 7:51PM
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