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May 06, 2013, 09:17 PM
padrew
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I saw a show where this lady made some art with broken glass. I do not remember which show it was and I wanted to look it up. It was for the front yard and they went to this special place where this woman laid down a piece of glass, covered it and hit with a hammer. she then used pieces and some kind of glue and stuck it on a slate looking tall flower pot I guess. it was deff 3 ft tall or more, she only decorated 1 side with broken glass and put the address number on it and then used color grout around the glass. can anyone etell me which show tat was on? I want to do this sso bad with small pots at first but I want that large pot for out front Thank you, Andrew from Harrisburg pa


andrew nemeth
May 07, 2013, 12:11 AM
GardenSprite
Andrew, this type of art has been used to decorate pots and stepping stones. Broken glass or broken pottery can be used. The instructions I've seen call portland cement rather than glue.

There are several photos of various types of garden art here:

http://familycrafts.about.com/...epping-Stone-Photos/

http://familycrafts.about.com/...ststipsembellish.htm

http://landscaping.about.com/o.../stepping_stones.htm

and here:

http://www.finegardening.com/s...f=&ss=1125j184943j10.

Unfortunately, the links to several articles on this last site are down right now, but if you check out the ones referring to garden art and pebble mosaic, and keep trying until the links are up again, you might find what you're looking for.

This type of garden art has also been featured in Better Homes & Gardens gardening magazines over the last few years.

You could also search under "stepping stones" and "garden art" for more instructions.

If my memory serves me correctly, I posted several links to similar sites sometimes last year. If I can find them, I'll post them again.
May 07, 2013, 02:14 PM
GardenSprite
Andrew, here are some sites with information on the techniques in which you're interested. Most are for pavers, but from what I've seen in various articles, the process is basically the same as for pots.

I don't know, however, if these processes would work on all planters, depending on what they're made of. I'm also not sure about using colored grout, and haven't fully reviewed all the articles, but at least they're a start.

http://www.sustainable-gardeni...tips/homemade-pavers

http://www.themoldstore.info/Make_Stone.html

http://chat.allotment.org/index.php?topic=30248.0

Or Google "paving stones, homemade", or "how to make broken glass art".

This site has some really nice projects made of mosaics:
http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-...-art-for-your-garden

http://www.finegardening.com/h...saic-garden-art.aspx

You can adapt the techniques to cover the jar/pot you want to put in the front of your house. Depending on the size and curvature of your pot, you may have to make some adjustments or special arrangements to hold the glass until the concrete sets up.


I don't have any suggestions for determining which show featured this technique, but you might try searching the archives of the landscaping shows. How long ago did you see the program?

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May 09, 2013, 08:16 PM
padrew
thank YOU VERY MUCH I WANT TO TRY THE GLASSONE ON SMALL POTS AND SEE IF I CAN SELL THEM AND GET A LARGE ONE LIKE ON THE SHOW FOR BETWEEN OUR STEPS


andrew nemeth
May 09, 2013, 09:06 PM
GardenSprite
Padrew, I'd enjoy seeing what you make. Stop back again and post some photos. And you're quite welcome; it's always a pleasure to know that someone appreciates responses.

I think these projects could be a lot of fun. Enjoy!