Most of us crafters out there love the gathering part. We love to be on the "look out" for things to snatch up and feel victorious. And I was fairly pleased that lots of my "gathering" for this project was in my own cuboard.
LOVE THAT! But did it keep me from looking everywhere I went? Uh, NO!
Now some of my "peeps" have requested that I would be a bit better with the Tutorials. So this one that I will tell you what I did and then what I HAD TO DO and you can decide for yourself after doing great research on what kind of glue to get to bond glass to glass. I thought I HAD done that and still didn't think it worked very well. SO, you do your own looking and don't blame me...ha.
|gather glass vessels and candlesticks and most importantly...|
bud vases. YES, BUD VASES. They are the first piece because they
are what you slide onto the copper pipe. Get skinny ones....
Now comes the HARD/FUN part. Decide what pieces to stack to make your pedestal. I came up with oh, probably
100 ideas for each one. It is very hard to decide. And maybe I dropped a few and they broke and I said a
Well, don't do that.
Now comes the tricky part. Decide on what kind of blasted glue you are going to use. I used LOCKTITE
outdoor glue and it worked pretty well. I think I got into trouble when I began using E-6000 that says that it is made to bond glass...but don't believe it.
In the end I used my very hot glue gun and that baby never fails me. And if I have to glue some back together then so be it.
Just don't stack all the sections on top of each other the same day. ( cuz it might bring on more swear words...I am just sayin)
oh and see those little fluted ones just above here?
Those are from the dollar store...(disguised as candle holders.. I might have broke a few of those...)
Then you must decide if you are setting them on copper piping like here or a painted spindle or
a dowel you paint. I opted for the copper tubes. Shoulda got the thicker ones...just sayin.
so I had to punt. (reason being that they are heavy when finished and none of my bud vases that are the base piece (did I mention that? WEll, they are the first layer...) were real skinny. You see when you put them on...they want to flop a bit over to the side. They look a bit wonky...so I punted.
I cut a piece of clear packaging in a circle and then slit the side and glued it into a cone.
Then I glued the cone on the pipe.
Then I heaped glue on the top of cone, thinking that it would stabilize the vase a bit. It does-just a bit.
Then just quickly add each of the towers onto a rod.