Thursday, August 19, 2010
The hanging glass orbs in our garden are crackled and perfect for emitting light...because in a previous life, they were indoor light fixtures. I've been collecting these different sizes and colors of glass fixtures for a while now, and they are so simple and easy to refurnish into hanging lanterns for candles to glow on summer evenings.
All you do is wrap wire around the top lip, and then create a hanging loop of wire at the length you desire. As for hanging them from your tree, shower curtain clips are perfect. They also make it easy to unclip and store the lighting globes come winter.
Mine have a crackle finish, but even when seen during the day, I like their round shape, and their overall simplicity.
Perfect for creating a little magic in one of my most favorite spots in the garden.