Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Creative Things To Make With Old Crystal & Glassware

drole de champignons

Glass flower vases, candy dishes, crystal salad bowls, candle sticks, even old glass light fixtures - yes, I'm talking glassware!
You know, that pretty glassware and crystal that tends to pile up after a while but you just sort of don't want to throw it away.

 Maybe you've inherited some pieces from great aunt so-and-so. 
Or maybe you tend to gravitate toward the glassware end of the thrift store. (Really, I'm hopin' your man is sending you flowers at a rate where those vases are just piling up and you don't know what to do with them all!) Anyway, no matter how you've accrued them, sometimes this type of glassware can accumulate in your home until you find yourself looking for storage space for these extra pieces. 

Well guess what? Today I'm going to share with you some awesome ideas for ways that you can upcycle that old glassware into something new for your home. Check it out!

Elegant light fixtures (above and below) made from decanters by Lee Broom
via A Chair In A Room

This garden birdbath was made with an old light fixture

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Summer Mornings Robins Egg Blue Farmhouse Motif Pyrex Glassware Bowls Light Hanging Pendant Lighting Fixture - UpCycled ReCycled Repurposed - Pair of 2 Swag Lights
Bowl lights by BootsNGus via Etsy

Milk glass garden art by Hayseed Homemakin'

repurpose light fixture hanging planter bird feeder candle holder vintage pink
Repurposed light fixture hanging planter or bird feeder by ARTfulSalvage via Etsy

Hanging candle holders made from old globe lights DIY by Tattered Style

Which is your favorite?

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  1. Awesome collection indeed! Thank you so much for including one of my hanging bird feeders! :) I truly appreciate it!

  2. Wow, I love them all! Thank you!


  3. I love the lighting ideas and the hanging planter!

  4. Very unique ~ wonderfully whimsical! I have one question. How do you put the holes in the glass without breaking it?

    1. I think they use ones that already have holes in them.

    2. I have cut many holes in glass for lamp shades using a sandblaster. You have to cover all but the hole with vinyl or thick contact paper and go slow. Some will break that way if your not careful. Some glass shops have a diamond bit that a hole can be drilled into glass.

  5. Your stuff is what I most look forward to on FB.

  6. I love the chandelier...but I don't have a crafty bone in my body. I would just die to be able to buy one. Is that possible?

  7. Hi! A fellow seller on Bonanza gave me your link. Wow, this is fantastic! I love repurposing things like this. Just made my own birdbath from a light fixture and a glass bowl I bought at the thrift store! I love using insulators and old vases, too, as well as votive holders. I'm doing things with those garden solar lights now! Your blog is truly inspiring!

  8. Great collection of glass inspiration!! Thanks so much for the shout out for my punch cup candelabra - that was fun to make and so easy...punch cups are easy to find and usually very cheap... Love your blog and pins!! Blessings, Becky

  9. carolyn@andrepontprinting.comMay 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    What kind of glue do you use to glue the glass? I have tried a couple and when you put something cold in them the glue comes apart.

  10. What kind of silicone do you use?

  11. Those are all drool-worthy Laura!! Love them all!


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