I’ve been on the hunt for glass globes all year. They are a cheap find at yard sales & thrift stores. As luck would have it, while I was working in the donation center at the living harvest thrift, 7 matching globe fixtures came into the center. My fellow volunteer kind of looked at me crazy when I said I would take all seven. We recycled the metal parts & I bought the globes.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
- Glass globes, clear, white, or textured
- Metal tuna/chicken cans
- Looking Glass & sliver metallic spray paint
- White String lights
- Pine cones/rocks (optional)
- Large flower pot
Step 2: Clean and Spray Paint Globes and Cans
- Throughly clean the glass globes inside & out, let dry
- Spray the inside with Looking Glass paint to give globes a mercury glass look
- Spray cans with silver metallic paint, let dry
Step 3: Put It All Together
- I laid a large flower pot on its side & positioned the glass globes as if they were tumbling from the pot. Two globes got lids (I only had two cans to make lids—the rest will be capped next year!)
- The globes were kept in place with pinecones & mulch (rocks could be used). My flowerbed slopes just slightly so I needed to use the pinecones to keep everything in place.
- Once positioned, I stuffed lights into each, using two strands for the display
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