Crafts & DIY
Mom shows how she brightens up her yard with thrifted glassware and a little glue
I never would have thought to put them together in this way. They're adorable all clustered together. ๐Ÿ˜
Elijah Chan
06.20.24

Becky is bursting with excitement as she presents her latest garden art project in the video: creating stunning glass flowers from vintage dishes.

She takes viewers through the process, inspired by a YouTube video and further research on Pinterest.

This unique project not only repurposes old, beautiful dishes but also adds a touch of charm and color to any garden.

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Pexels - Dziana Hasanbekava

The inspiration for this project came from a YouTube video Becky stumbled upon, showcasing the creation of glass flowers using vintage dishes.

Captivated by the idea, she delved deeper into Pinterest, uncovering a plethora of ideas and techniques for making these eye-catching garden ornaments.

Beckyโ€™s enthusiasm can be felt through the screen as she shares her newfound passion for turning old dishes into art.

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Pexels - Thiago Oliveira

Becky begins by gathering a variety of vintage dishes from thrift stores.

Her collection includes egg plates, pie plates, candle holders, and bowls.

She emphasizes the importance of choosing dishes in different colors and styles to suit personal preferences.

Additionally, Becky lists other essential materials for the project: glass gems, screws, nails, glass cleaner, alcohol, JB Weld epoxy, and air-dry clay. These items will help in assembling and decorating the glass flowers.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

With her collection ready, Becky explains the significance of color and transparency in creating visually appealing glass flowers.

She showcases the dishes she plans to use and stresses the importance of thoroughly cleaning and prepping them before assembly.

Clean dishes ensure better adhesion of the epoxy and a more polished final product.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

Becky uses JB Weld epoxy to glue the dishes together, forming flower shapes.

She demonstrates the mixing process of the epoxy and carefully applies it to the dishes.

Her detailed explanation includes tips on ensuring the epoxy sets properly and the occasional need for additional support to keep the layers intact.

The assembly involves layering different dishes and securing them with the epoxy to create the desired floral shapes.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

To add a realistic touch to the flowers, Becky creates stamen using nails and screws.

She attaches small beads to the ends of the nails and secures them with epoxy.

These stamens are then painted to match the aesthetic of the flowers, adding a pop of color and detail to the center of each glass flower.

Beckyโ€™s attention to detail and creativity shine through in this step, making each flower unique.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

When it comes to mounting the flowers, Becky explores various options, such as rebar and conduit pipes.

She emphasizes the importance of selecting the right size and type of mounting based on the weight and size of the flowers to ensure they remain secure.

Becky demonstrates the mounting process, ensuring the flowers are firmly attached to their supports, ready to be displayed in the garden.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

As the project nears completion, Becky plans to arrange her new glass flowers in her garden, envisioning a colorful and whimsical display.

She notes that the project may take a few days to complete due to the drying times required for the epoxy.

Becky encourages viewers to be patient and enjoy the creative journey, experimenting with their designs to make each flower uniquely theirs.

YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home
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YouTube Screenshot - My Little Vintage Home

Becky urged viewers to try their hand at creating glass flowers from vintage dishes.

Her enthusiasm is infectious as she invites others to explore their creativity and add a personal touch to their gardens.

With simple materials and a bit of imagination, anyone can transform old dishes into beautiful, lasting garden art, just like Becky did.

Learn how Becky whips up these whimsical vintage glass flowers with thrifted dishes below!

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