Stained glass isn’t just for windows anymore.
The beauty of your garden can be enhanced by capturing the beauty of the sun’s natural light through stained glass art.
Stained glass ornaments in your garden will capture the sun’s natural light, and the stained glass will sparkle as the light dances off its surface.
A stained glass stepping stone or garden stone path provides a wonderful mixture of color and design leading to the entry to your flower garden.
Stained glass mosaic garden stone designs are fun to do and can be placed throughout your garden.
You can make them yourself with regular concrete mix or special colored products, such as DiamondCRETE(tm) Garden Stone Concrete.
You can make your own wooden molds or purchase molds from your retailers or wholesalers.
You can build a concrete and stained glass border around your flowerbed, tree, birdbath, backyard pond, sundial, or herb garden.
If you aren’t experienced yet at scoring, breaking, and grinding stained glass, then just break it using gloves, of course.
You can then arrange them in a particular design, or in no particular design, in your concrete form.
You can buy easy-to-make stepping stone kits in craft stores like Hobby Lobby, in the craft aisles of Wal-Mart, or online.
Stained glass shops and suppliers have hundreds of patterns and instructional books on stained glass garden stones and other stained glass garden ornaments.
The whimsical frogs, fish, and turtle-stained glass designs on concrete rain spout deflectors are more attractive than the ordinary plastic ones you see under everyone’s gutter drains.
Just picture it in your mind: beautiful stained glass and beveled or prism glass windchimes flashing brilliant colors.
When a light breeze moves them, the sound of the stained glass shapes bouncing off one another is pleasant.
Use those iron garden stakes that have colorful stained glass designs on them. I see them a lot.
You can change the design to fit any season or special occasion.
The stained glass garden stakes can be placed throughout the garden.
Or by your front door, so guests will enjoy the warm, welcoming feeling they get when they see the colorful stained glass garden stakes.
Don’t forget to add stepping stones, too.
Another gardener’s favorite is the smaller stained glass wire stakes for flowerpots.
Three-dimensional stained glass hummingbirds, butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, and other creatures are favorite colorful additions to any patio flowerpot.
A popular stained glass garden project is a resting bench.
This is a larger and heavier stained glass project, but it is worth the effort.
The beautiful designs in the many available patterns for stained glass benches fit so well in a beautiful, colorful garden or under a shade tree.
Many have been used in cemeteries and church yards as a lovely, restful place to pause and reflect.
There are iron frames for patio tables that can be done in stained glass or mosaics.
They can be purchased through stained glass suppliers, shops, and online.
There are many stained glass patterns and books available for the patio tables.
Or, as always, you can be creative and come up with your own stained glass mosaic table design.
What about a cozy-looking stained glass fireplace screen in front of your patio fireplace?
Or stained glass patio lanterns or porch light fixtures?
You can make any stained glass garden decoration yourself or have a stained glass artisan design it and make it for you.
You can decorate garden walls or patio floors with stained glass mosaic designs.
When it comes to decorating your garden, deck, or patio with stained glass, you are limited only by your own imagination.