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Making a Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower

Making a Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower
You have probably seen these on craft sites and for sale on the internet. Several trips to the thriftstore can provide all the supplies you need to make your own unique version, except for the glue. This is a page about making a thriftstore glass garden tower.
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January 4, 2017

I have seen other examples of this type of project and wanted to create one of my own. Currently it is decorating my kitchen countertop, but will move outside into the garden when the weather improves.

Total Time: 45 minutes or so

Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower
 

Supplies:

  • 1 greenish blue glass insulator
  • 1 large blue cylinder candle holder
  • 2 clear round molded glass candle holders, one smaller than the other
  • 1 purple square molded glass candle holder
  • E6000 glue
Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Wash and dry the glass pieces.
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  3. Play with different stack arrangements until you find one you like.
  4. I applied glue to the bottom edge of piece number two, here a clear molded glass candleholder. Follow the instructions for your glue and allow to set up.
  5. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - adding glue to piece #2
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - closeup of adding glue to piece number 2
     
  6. Piece number two was positioned on the large blue cylinder candleholder and allowed to dry.
  7. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - aligning the larger clear glass candleholder on top of the large blue base
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - clear glass candleholder glued down onto the blue cylinder candleholder base
     
  8. While the first two pieces were drying, the insulator and the smaller clear glass candleholder were glued together and allowed to dry. Glue was applied to the bottom of the insulator and then it was placed on the candleholder.
  9. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - getting ready to set the insulator on the smaller molded clear candleholder
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - adding ribbon of glue to the clear glass candleholder to be attached to insulator
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - adding a ribbon of glue to the bottom edge of the insulator
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - insulator atop the candleholder
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - closeup of the insulator on top of the candleholder
     
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  10. Here are the three partially assembled sections prior to their final assembly.
  11. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - three parts of the tower before final assembly
     
  12. Next I glued the purple glass candleholder to the two base pieces. Glue was applied to the top of the purple piece, it was inverted, set in place, and allowed to dry.
  13. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - adding glue to the top edge of the purple candleholder
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - closeup of the inverted purple candleholder on top of the larger clear candleholder
     
    Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - lower three pieces of the tower
     
  14. Lastly, the insulator piece was glued to the top, completing the glass tower.
  15. Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower - finished tower sitting on kitchen island
     
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September 26, 2017

Take recycled glassware to create this unique garden decoration. This glass tower will sparkle in the sun. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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August 8, 2017
Glass Tower in My Garden
 

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I submitted the project for making this garden decoration some time ago. Click here: Thriftstore Glass Garden Tower. I finally started to look for its outside home. I had been enjoying it on my kitchen counter through the winter.

Glass Tower in My Garden
 

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