Hanging Garden Globes

janetgia(5b IA)April 21, 2013

Here's one of my favorite garden junk projects ever: hanging glass globes. These beautiful glass pieces started life as table and swag lamps from the 60's or 70's, which were thrift store finds. I took them apart, then simply put them back together in a way that allowed them to hang from the shepherd's hooks. The smaller ones I attached to actual threaded lamp rods and capped them, so I could poke them into the ground wherever they seemed "needed." The blue one is my all-time favorite... I still have it, along with a different (larger) amber one and the small staked ones. I also have two globes-in-waiting - a deep amber iridescent one and a smooth dark green one, for which I just need to scavenge some additional hardware. I wish I still had that cool old crate in the background, and the tin "chimney" off to the left... I did manage to save the pretty hosta from the flood in 2008, along with many others, and replant them at our new place on higher ground.

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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

AWESOME!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 11:38PM
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jlily(Z6)

They are beautiful works of art. Very clever hanging them from shepherds' hooks. The colors are great! TYFS Jlily

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 6:19PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Those are really pretty! I just love glass and rust in the garden.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:23PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Beautiful rich colors! I love them.
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 9:16PM
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laurastheme(8)

Gorgeous!I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:22AM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

Beautiful.!!! Reminder to self. >Keep an eye open for globes when @ GW fashions: I have two shepards hooks that correct don't have anything hanging from them, but will as soon as I find me a couple glodes:

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:54AM
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laurastheme(8)

What did you use on the top for hanging...the metal part?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 2:09PM
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Desrtdove

Wow! Ever so lovely!!!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 8:16PM
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Marlene Kindred

You have quite the selection there...love them! Wish they were more accessible in my area...I love the look.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:42AM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

Found me two light globes this weekend at GW Fashions: They will soon be hanging from shepard hooks in the garden as soon as I figure out how to hang them. I think i'll cut a round circle from treaded wood to fit in the underside of the globe and then drill a small center hole to support a wire for hanging, I think that should work.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 12:19PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful! I think she used "hanging lamp" hardware for the hangers on top! Really "warms- up that little area with all the lovely glass colors!:" Jan

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 6:17PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX(8b)

You may be able to use a large flat metal washer on the inside run a bolt through then another washer on top with a nut, connect some wire to the washer and nut assembly to hang it from. Maybe add some silicon caulk in there to cushion against the glass.

I have a huge one that was the center section of a tall table lamp, the lamp was ugly but the parts are pretty so I plan to use the deep garnet color glass section in a totem. I am liking the Shepard hook ideas though. very good looking.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 4:47AM
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hostarhodo

Battery operated 10 string Christmas Lights would look great in these at night. Or you could use heavy tape and put in a small flashlight or tea light (battery)

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 11:30PM
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aussie_mum(3)

Lovely use of coloured glass in the garden! :) You've inspired me with yet another idea! :)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 7:48PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

Love your pretty, colorful corner! Old lamp parts are a great source of stuff for the junk garden aren't they.

I'm lovin' hoserhodo's idea of putting lights in them! I've found sometimes you can use a solar light inside if you can get the sensor to stick up through the hole enough to get sunlight to charge.

Great ideas, tfs :)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 8:06AM
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jiju(zone 4)

So pretty. I saw a beautiful blue globe at a rummage sale last week. Didnt have enough cash with me.. Waahh! But i did get a cool old watering can!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:53PM
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oldcrafty(8)

Those are great! Gonna have to watch at the resale shop so I can try that!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 12:39PM
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deegan1

LOVE THIS IDEA....I REMEMBER HAVING A LAMP THAT HAD A GLOBE LIKE THAT.....LOVE ALL YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 12:08PM
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party_music50

Beautiful! I wish I could find some like that around here!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 9:53PM
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janetgia(5b IA)

So sorry it's taken me a bit to get back in here, but I really appreciate all the kind comments on my glass globes. Yes, I just used hanging lamp hardware on them from other thrifted lamps, but of course you can purchase that hardware new if you wish. Glad you like them!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 5:26PM
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jldmn

These are amazing! Going to look for some of these. Great idea :)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:47PM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

I recently bought something similar for a friend; a glass globe that looked like a fisherman's float, with a solar light inside, and a windchime hanging underneath. Wonder what else you could hang underneath?

And what's GW Fashions???

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 2:49PM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

GW...I was thinking GardenWeb, but maybe GoodWill?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 1:16PM
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greylady_gardener

probably Goodwill....and I think the idea is great....love the look

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 7:34AM
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davsher(5)

this is an awesome idea. it will give me all winter to find some. thanks for posting

    Bookmark   October 31, 2014 at 3:04PM
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mindysue2(7a Ca)

Hi there .. I was on this site many years ago & posted all the time. Wanting to get back into garden junk. Your globes are beautiful. I had a few at our other house. If I can find the pics I"ll try to post them later.
Have a good day!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2015 at 3:58PM
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craft4fun(Z7 MS)

Love the globes!

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