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teach your kids to create their own garden gazing globe

DIY Garden Globe

Beautiful, Bright & Ornamental

Garden Globe

The history of garden gazing globes is ancient. They were used for hundreds of years to ward off bad spirits with their colorful and bright designs. Now, we enjoy them simply as beautiful and unique ornaments to compliment our garden landscapes. Grab the family and make your own garden globe from easy to find materials. It'll become a one-of-a-kind garden treasure.

kids make garden gazing globe

Garden Globe

After gathering the supplies listed below, follow these simple steps to create your own unique garden globe in five easy steps.

Step One

Gather your supplies and choose a color scheme.
DIY garden globe supplies

Step Two

When you are ready to begin constructing the garden globe, take your pliers and carefully remove the electrical components from inside of your light fixture. This will leave you with a nice and clean globe structure. This step is best done by adults.
garden gazing globe

Step Three

Your orb is ready to be decorated; it can helpful to take out your decorative rocks or mosaic shards and design a pattern that you like on your work space first to guide you as you glue. Start at the very top of the orb with the center of your pattern will help you keep track of which color stone goes where in your design.

gazing garden globe

Step Four

For the next step, use a dab of the fast drying hot glue and a dab of the high strength E6000 glue to adhere the jewels/stones onto the globe in the pattern that you had designed in the last step. The hot glue will dry quickly, ensuring the stone does not slip after placement, and the E6000 will dry stronger, ensuring that the adherence of the stone stays in place permanently.

gazing garden globe

Step Five

After adhering your stones or tiles with the combination of glue, leave your glue to set and cure overnight--this will ensure the strongest hold of the stones. After waiting twelve hours, your garden globe is ready to become a delightful and colorful ornament in your yard! You can set it among your flowers, on a garden bench, or even on a pedestal. As the light shifts throughout the day, the colors of your globe should sparkle and change, providing a delightful touch to any garden space.

a garden globe sitting on a bench

Supplies List 

  • Globe wall/ceiling mounted light fixture
  • Pliers
  • E600 glue
  • Hot Glue
  • Small decorative mosaic rocks of various colors
  • Paint (optional)