Up-cycled Garden Ornament

Made from old lamp parts


I love taking apart old glass lamps and using the parts for totems, but sometimes the glass pieces that are left are too small for the typical totems that I make. I've been saving several just waiting for the right project. I think this one is a good one.

Upcycled Glass Ornament Project

This amber glass piece had a hole in the top and bottom. I simply took a piece of fishing line, bent it in half and strung it through the center. I tied a triple knot in the the bottom after threading four coordinating glass beads for the "tail". The clear bead was large and filled the bottom hole.

Bringing the fishing line through the top of the amber piece, I separated the line and strung more glass beads on each strand and tied them together to make the hanger. To keep the hanger in place, I glued a glass glob to the amber piece to cover the top hole and positioned the fishing line to each side and allowed it to dry before adding the beads.

To keep the fishing line from coming untied, you can place a small drop of glue on the knot.

Silicone works great for this project, but a 2-part epoxy works well too if you use small amounts so that it's not seen around the edges.

The beads came from old necklaces found at flea markets and antique stores.

Upcycled Ornament Project Using Lamp Parts and Glass Beads

Use this ornament simply as a decoration for inside or outside your home, or save it for a place of honor on your Holiday tree.

Total Cost: $3.00

Total Time: 10 minutes + drying time (up to 24 hours based on adhesive used)

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