This project actually started last year when I accidentally broke a pretty blue watering glass globe. The glass was so pretty that I wanted to repurpose it, so I ended up cutting it in half using the flaming string method so that I could turn it into a little fairy garden pool.
I decided that I wanted to make a stone ring to line the edge of the pool to highlight it and also to hide the cut edge of the glass. I hot glued a rock ring together, but it did not hold up well at all (it started falling apart within a few hours, ugh!). So we went the rest of the summer with an unlined pool that blended into the dirt. Every time that I looked at it I thought how much better it would look had the rock ring held up.
And that brings us to this year and setting up the fairy garden amidst the other springtime flurry of activity around here. I decided to give the rock ring a go again, but this time I invested in some E6000 adhesive to glue the rocks together. This glue is recommended for use in jewelry making so it is up to the task of gluing rocks. The only issue is that it takes 24-72 hours to cure which means that you need to be really careful when setting the rocks because they will slip around. I cut a hole the size of my fairy garden pool in a shallow box and set it down into the box so that I had a solid, flat surface to work with for gluing the rocks, but could see how they were going to sit on the glass.
Make sure to clean the rocks really well before gluing them as dirt will interfere with the bond. You also need to be in a well ventilated location while using the glue – I worked outside on my patio table.
This is a fun, quick project. And the resulting rock lined pool looks adorable in the fairy garden! Have you ever had success gluing rocks? What did you use? Have you ever cut glass? I’m wondering what other methods are successful at cutting glass, because while effective, the burning string method is a bit scary! As I was plunging the hot glass into cold water and hearing it crack I was picturing it exploding in my hands, yikes!
Enjoy your new fairy garden pool!
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