Here's another craft I HAD to try, since I have so many regular cats eye marbles that are my least favourite, and therefore can be pressed into service for craft purposes.
I used a roll of duct tape in the center to keep the marbles upright. It was my intent to do a 4th row but there was a design issue in the 3rd row that precluded me from going any taller. While marbles may look like the same size, I ran into a few difficulties because they aren't.
Glitter candle for illustrative purposes only; a plain candle of any colour would look better.
The glass part of this flicker candle broke, but I kept the metal design inner part.
A small, and square, jar of beach glass even fits into it! You could even put marbles in a jar.
I used E6000 glue, which can be seen in between the marbles if you look close, but I was pleased with it's holding power. This project was a definite win.
Awesome JoJo! E6000 is the best thing since sliced bread. Er, holds most things better than bread too.ReplyDelete
It's all I used to attach metal gears together in a wall sculpture. If it can do that, those marbles ain't going anywhere!
This is so cool and the marbles are so pretty!! Awesome job!ReplyDelete
I think you could also make a lampshade or a chandelier like that. Imagine!ReplyDelete
I love the colored glass put together this way. Craft win for JoJo!ReplyDelete
Thanks all! I've since made 2 more of them using a combo of larger 'boulders' and these small sized marbles.ReplyDelete
beautiful and colorful, Jojo! where did you get so many marbles from?:)ReplyDelete
it look nice with different types of candles and candle holders.
Adorable...Nice work..you are very creative !!! :)ReplyDelete
I've got a lot of marbles from when I was a kid, plus I've bought them off ebay (mostly antiques) and I bought a huge sack off of a friend. I love marbles!ReplyDelete
My brother used to have tons of marbles. Wish he's held onto them! Your candle holder is Very Cool :)ReplyDelete
First, let me say how beautiful those are! Second, you just transported me to my childhood with those marbles. I used to play with them all the time =)ReplyDelete
Wow. That looks really pretty. Now I'm thinking of buying a glue gun. LOLReplyDelete
Sonnia J. Kemmer
Jojo - I love all these Pin Wins! Great pinterest board too!ReplyDelete
JoJo, that turned out great. I love all the different colors of marbles.ReplyDelete
You are so clever !ReplyDelete
I bet it would look awesome with those flat marbles used in vases/fish tanks. I have a few that are just laying around. Think I might try it.ReplyDelete
Heather! What an awesome idea!!Delete
That candle holder looks wonderful.Delete
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Julie Anne D.
I just saw this now and I have no idea how old your comment is but yes, you can! Thank you!Delete
Can you use crazy glue or glue gun?ReplyDelete
I would use crazy glue before a glue gun.Delete