Introduction: Marble Embellishments for a Fence

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I was inspired by a few sites to build this. The idea was quite simple and has a cool look when back lit with sun. Plus, the kids loved pounding the marbles in.

  1. I found some clear glass, clear marbles. I think this span of fence used about 20.
  2. I used a test piece of fence wood, same thickness, to find the right diameter for a snug fit, knowing I could always go bigger but never smaller.
  3. After painting the fence, I drilled the holes randomly.
  4. I had the kids help with pounding in the marbles with a mallet. Given the holes and marbles both were not perfect sizes, some fit snug, others did not fit at all and some were too small. So it took some trial and error and grinding/sanding the holes to ensure a snug fit.

That's it!