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emmalemma
« on: May 21, 2007 06:48:20 PM »

A couple summers ago I bought a bunch of glass vases on clearance at Gordmans, overturned them and stuck them on plant stakes -- voila -- glass yard sculpture.  At first I tried bamboo stakes but they bowed under the weight of the glass (in this photo I still have some bamboo and some synthetic).  I cut the stakes to various heights and played with big vases on short sticks and vice versa.  When the sun hits it in the morning it's beautiful!
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007 07:14:17 PM »

That is a great idea. It looks beautiful. I've never seen anything like it, its totally professional looking too.
How on earth did you get the idea for glass vases to amazing yard sculpture?!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 08:37:18 PM »

Really beautiful! How did you attach them?
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 08:44:20 PM »

Thanks, guys!  They aren't attached at all.  The ends of the stakes are just shoved into the vases.  They have skinny necks like bottles (colored bottles would look good too) and don't fall off.  I live in Nebraska where it's very windy all the time but they stay put.  During the winter I pull it apart and put the vases and stakes in my shed and reassemble in the spring.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007 09:20:19 PM »

that is really neat, it reminds me of a bottle tree.  I have been trying to figure out how to make a bottle tree but I think this will work.  I will have to some how permanently stick the bottles on the stakes, we live in Wyoming and its waaayyy windier than Nebraska  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007 01:06:19 PM »

Very cool...I've been saving some bottles for just such a project.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 03:37:13 PM »

Thanks, guys!  They aren't attached at all.  The ends of the stakes are just shoved into the vases.  They have skinny necks like bottles (colored bottles would look good too) and don't fall off. 
Wow-I was looking at them wrong-that's a super idea
that is really neat, it reminds me of a bottle tree.  I have been trying to figure out how to make a bottle tree but I think this will work.
I keep my old Christmas trees and put bottles on them for the rest of the year outside!
.  I live in Nebraska where it's very windy all the time but they stay put. 
we live in Wyoming and its waaayyy windier than Nebraska  Wink
Well, I live on the front range of Colorado and we think we're the windiest Grin Grin Grin Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007 10:35:55 AM »

Very Pretty! I might have to do one of these up here in very windy rural PA
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007 04:56:35 PM »

I'm in Kansas and we have our share of wind too. I think as long as they sit on grassy areas, they would be okay stuck on the sticks without being fastened. It's the pinwheels and such that spin too fast and wear out here.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2007 05:33:53 PM »

I thought I already posted this but I guess not... Huh
here is my version, you truly inspired me emmalemma
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