Ideas & Uses for Glass Nuggets

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Ideas & Uses for Glass Nuggets
Blue glass nuggets (blue marbles image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.com)

Colourful glass nuggets add design style to a variety of home decor items. Glass nuggets may have flat backs to lay flush against a surface, or they may be three-dimensional rounds, triangles and oval shapes. Glass nuggets are available in the floral and home accessory department of most craft stores or in the craft aisle of many discount stores.

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Candle Holders

Stand a pillar candle inside a tubular vase. Fill in between the candle and the vase with three-dimensional glass nuggets in colours designed to coordinate with the room. Another option is to glue flat-backed glass nuggets onto the outside of a glass, ceramic or wood candle holder for decoration. Viscous jeweller's glue works to hold the glass nuggets in place. Flat tray candle displays are often enhanced by a sprinkling of glass nuggets around and between the candles. Other candle-related uses for glass nuggets include layering different colours of glass nuggets in the goblet of a wine glass and topping the glass with a tea light to make an impromptu candle holder.

Flower Arrangements

Use three-dimensional glass nuggets as a brace for long-stemmed flowers in a clear glass vase. The nuggets bring additional colour to the flower arrangement, and they help hold the stems in place. Use the glass nuggets to hide the floral foam in a fresh cut arrangement or alone in a glass or silk flower arrangement.

Wall Fountains

Cover one side of a sheet of acrylic or marine plywood with flat-backed glass nuggets to make a colourful wall fountain. Use a planter as the fountain reservoir beneath the glass-covered wallboard. Run plastic tubing from the fountain pump to the top of the wallboard and direct the water over the glass nuggets. Alternately, drill a hole in the centre of the board and direct the tubing there to make a spout for the fountain. Use waterproof construction adhesive to glue the glass nuggets to the substrate.

Mosaic Designs

Create a mosaic design on mirrors, planters, wall boards, fencing or table tops with flat-backed glass nuggets. Include the glass nuggets as part of the mosaic design with tiles and broken ceramics, or make a mosaic with glass nuggets only. Arrange the nuggets with the sides touching so that grouting is not necessary. Use waterproof construction adhesive for outdoor projects or viscous jeweller's glue for indoor projects.

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