You may recall from my last post that I bought three gorgeous vintage wine glasses, and one of them turned out to have a crack. Because it hates me. It's actually a weird thing, because ever since moving to Georgia, our glasses are constantly breaking. I almost never broke dishes before (I know, shocking, right?), but here they seem to break ALL THE FREAKING TIME. A couple weeks ago I was sitting on my couch and I heard a *POP* in the kitchen. Upon investigation I found one of my beautiful cobalt blue wine glasses that my mother had bought me for my birthday had spontaneously cracked. WTF?
And! Not once, but twice, I was washing a tumbler with my hand inside, and it broke in a perfect circle, leaving me with a shiny blue glass bracelet. That could sever an artery and kill me. Why? Farking hell, I can't afford to keep buying new glasses! Hence the thrifting.
Anyway, I really loved these colored vintage ones. I intentionally mismatched them; I wanted a set of 6 or 8, all different, but when I went thrifting I only found the three. And now I'm down to two. Oh well, it's just an excuse to thrift more.
And now I can make a pretty glass planter! Have you seen my Mason Jar Terrarium Tutorial? This is essentially the same, except I
forgot omitted the moss. So here's what I started with:
Some Creeping Jenny (I think that's what it's called??), some cactus dirt, a handful of glass marbles, and the wine glass. Marbles first, then dirt, then plant, then water just enough to wet the dirt all the way through. You don't want to overwater cause there's no drainage. Anyway, it took me maybe 5 minutes to put together, and it looks so pretty that I'm only slightly pissed that it's holding a plant instead of alcohol.
That's it! Now you can upcycle all your glasses that crack themselves in fits of depression. Or whatever it is that dishes get. Glass fatigue, probably. (how many people are gonna get that douglas adams reference?? I will send you e-hugs if you do. and then stalk you. and then read you excerpts from the street outside your house. Just kidding! Maybe.)
What oh what could I be doing with chartreuse dye and cotton cording? IT'S A SURPRISE, MINIONS. Because I love you. Okay a hint, cause I'm SUPER excited! It's gonna involve a motherfucking badass tutorial.
And, also because I love you, I will leave you with this. The side of our house needed some trees, so I sweetly asked the man to plant me some. He planted twelve! Twelve native Georgia Pines. So please for the love of all that is holy, maybe they will survive instead of dying from tree fatigue, or whatever.
I asked him to be sexy for all you, and this is what I got:
|He's mine, mofos. You can't have him.|
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