How to Make a Glass Sphere
Sometimes leaving me alone in Michael's Art and Craft store is a bad idea....I mean, personally, I think it's a GENIUS idea, but my husband tends to disagree. Especially since I hijacked our kitchen island for the past few weeks as a result.
Anywhoooo.....I skipped my way through Michael's recently and came home with these treasures (minus the spray paint, which I already owned, thanks to the bar stool project):
- A bag of aqua decorative broken glass filler (I just adored the color)
- One styrofoam ball
...and yes, I had every intention of hot gluing all of that glass onto the foam ball.
I started by spraying my foam ball with my aqua spray paint. I had seen a few similar projects on Etsy that honestly looked pretty
I plugged in my hot glue gun, and poured my glass pieces into a paper plate. Let's get started!
One by one, I hot glued the glass pieces to the ball. It was like piecing together a 1000-piece puzzle, only easier because I was creating the puzzle as I went. This took some patience, but by the time I was ready to really lose my sanity, I realized the ball was completely covered. Perfect timing. Sanity is still in tact....this time.
Ta da! You could certainly call it a day at this point.
I decided at the last minute that I wanted to tone down the brightness of the aqua just a bit. So, I added a very light coat of Krylon Looking Glass spray to the finished orb, to give it a little more of a icy feel.
And now the orb is ready to live on a bookshelf somewhere in my home. I actually do have a place in mind for this glass ball, but it's not quite ready yet, so here are a few examples of what this looks like in context.
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