How to add glass marbles to garden fence diy project is detailed in this step by step tutorial. You will be amazed at how truly easy it is to add a stain glass effect to a wood fence with a few simple tools and some glass marbles.
As the sun rises and sets each day, the stain glass marble fence becomes a beautiful gallery of changing colors. Be prepared for people to stop randomly and take pictures of your fence, take selfie’s in front of it and to ask you questions.
I have always enjoyed bring out the beauty in the world that surrounds me. With the weather getting warmer as summer draws in, my family and I find ourselves spending a lot of time in our back yard; and I often find myself gazing upon my dreary, washed out fence that lines my yard.
One bright day I was basking in all the sun and all of its glory when I noticed how a blue glass water bottle sitting beside me caught a ray of sun that then beamed a beautiful blue flare across my fence which gave me a sudden idea and a burst of inspiration. I then created a Stained Glass Fence!
With ease, I embedded glass pieces all throughout the fence, creating a kaleidoscope of color that beams many wondrous colors on any given sunny day. This project is quick, not to mention simple and here I’ll show you how I did it!!
2. A Boring Drill Bit also known as a spade bit ( I used a 3/4 inch for the glass marbles I used)
3. Glass Marbles ( Personally, I prefer to use flat back glass vase gem fillers. Use a variety of colors)
4. Clear Silicone Outdoor Caulk
Remember: you’re going to want to be sure to use a boring drill bit that is just slightly larger than the marbles you will be using. You may need a different drill bit size for larger marbles. If you have a variety of different sizes or try using two more drill bits to give it your own decorative flare.
Step 1: Drill your holes in the fence being careful not to make any of the holes too close. Try to keep a consistent distance between all of the drill holes. Also try to avoid the posts that hold the fence up.
My 3 dogs (Lola, Hambone and Scout) love the different colored lights that shine through the fence.
Step 2: Find a color arrangement that suits your style. Begin placing the vase filler marbles in the holes you have drilled. Keep in mind that wood swells and shrink with time and with the seasons, so you’ll want to make sure the marbles are not too tight or too loose in the holes. Go back re bore the holes slightly if your marbles are too tight.
Step 3: Secure the marbles using the outdoor grade clear silicone. Squeeze a dime size dollop of silicone on both sides of the marble to ensure the marbles will not come loose. The silicone will take about 24 hours to dry so be sure to pick a time when it will remain dry.
Extra Tips: Be creative and make a pattern you’ll be happy with. Be sure to step back away from the fence so you can see how the light beams thru the fence. The colors will give off different beams when they are in the shade. Try adding some flat colored marbles to get different effects.
My husband says “It looks like someone threw a handful of skittles at the fence”.
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