glass blocks & totems

grandma_cindy(5)July 9, 2010

I had 2 glass blocks drilled and ready for decorating & lights. Alas, no printer ink, and as impatient as I am, decided to just do them as packages this time. I frosted the one on the left, didnt do the other. I think they turned out good.

Then I think this is my fav totem (other than the patriotic one) so far. I knew the almost-top bowl was gonna look cool on something.

Been saving this small blue vase for just the right project.

Last but not least, I made up a bunch of cup & saucer stakes. Just need to find about 8 more bud vases LOL I found some cute saucers with no cups, so I used a set of punch bowl cups my son didnt want.

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You have been a busy bee. Everything is beautiful. Good job.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 9:44PM
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Great totems! And I like your Xmas gift blocks. They turned out cool too. You sure found some pretty saucers. I have been collecting matching cups and saucers when I see them but they are hard to come by. Your idea of using the punch cups is a good one - they go with any color!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 10:03PM
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    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 11:26PM
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Do you use the bud vases for the bottom of your teacup birdfeeders? That is a great idea. I have been using them for some concrete mushroom bottoms and I have amassed quite a few. Last time at my favorite junk store, the cashier gave me 15 vases for $3. It pays sometimes to share the crafts with the girl charging you for your "treasures". Just so you don't think I am dishonest,it is an as-is store and you can fill up your cart and she just makes up a reasonable price. This week I got all a cart full of stuff and the ones that were marked added up to $58, I got the whole lot for $12. Some of the things were too nice for crafts like a beautiful serving bowl and tray. I took them to a 4th of July party filled with fruit and gave them as hostess gifts. It made me look generous and cost about $1.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 12:19AM
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nanagrandma(9 SouthWest, Calif)

You have been busy! Totems are all beautiful! Cup and Saucers, hmmmm, I like that idea, will you place them on top of vases than display in garden?


    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 4:05AM
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Yes the bud vases go under the cup/saucer, which then goes over a pipe. I like them as tea light holders (then you dont have to clean the wax out), but could be for votives, bird seed, or maybe a hummingbird bath ;-)
Imjustsam, sounds like a wonderful store! And you bet, I always try to make friends with the owner or cashier!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 9:09AM
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    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 7:59AM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

Very pretty!!
I like the idea of putting a bud vase under the tea cups.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 8:37AM
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That crystal totem is extra pretty and the top bowl is a real stand-out. I like the bell as a topper on the blue one too.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 1:17PM
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