fun with glass globs

i picked up a bunch of bags of glass globs at the 99cent store a while ago and decided to use them to spruce up some windows. i used them on the little windows on my front door (except for one square so i can peek out of it)…

inside looking out

it sparkles at night from outside! so pretty!


i also used them on the windows of my computer cabinet…do the printer and scanner really need a view? i love the combination of the shiny glass globs and the dull grout…

shiny and dull

it’s super easy to do-i glued the glass globs to the windows with E6000 and let it dry, then grouted it with a charcoal color sanded grout. i think the dark grout really makes the colored glass pop when the light shines on it. someday i want to do my bathroom window this way.

77 Responses to “fun with glass globs”

  1. Holly Says:

    I’m headed to the thrift store to get a cheap frame with glass so I can give this a try. I love it!!!!!!

  2. Beth Says:

    I have a foggy lower window in my bathroom and I would love to do this on that pane. It is on the same wall as the bath tub and the shower. How do you think this would hold up in a situation where it would be on the wall that would be behind the shower curtain? It would get moisture indirectly and possibly directly. Could it hold up without grout or would I have to grout? What an absolutely fantastic idea. Thank you so much!!!!!

  3. hannah Says:

    thanks beth! i think it would hold up better with grout if it is going to be in contact with moisture.

  4. Tammy Says:

    I’m wondering if I could do something like this on ugly cabinet doors?? Ever try it on something other than glass?

  5. hannah Says:

    the thing about doing it on glass it that the light shines through it. i’m sure you could do it on a door with no glass but it wouldn’t be as luminous.

  6. Anita Says:

    did you use grout on all of them including your front door

  7. hannah Says:

    yes i used grout on all of them

  8. Suzanne Says:

    I heart these glass globs! They have been my DIY obsession for the past year. Didn’t think to do a window..ohhh joy! (((:
    I happen to love that you left one clear window in your front door. It says..”I can still see you” and adds even more whimsy.
    Uniform is blah.
    Well done!(:

  9. hannah Says:

    thank you suzanne!

  10. Sherry Says:

    Wonderful idea & beautifully executed! I am going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. It is contagious.

  11. Brenda Fisher Says:

    what a fun project! On a larger window, would the glass buttons and grout be too heavy for the glass and break it? I made a window for my patio and it cracked. Just curious if you’d experienced that. Thanks!

  12. hannah Says:

    hi brenda! i have not tried it on a large window. i have not had any problems with cracking on the windows i have done.

  13. Liza Says:

    love this idea, I have an old inside door to my living room with 2 long glass panels in it, I wanted to replace the plane glass with stained glass but it’s far too expensive, this idea is a much cheaper but unique way of getting the stained glass look, thank you.

  14. Sheryl Carrerow Says:

    Hannah, you have inspire me..and so many! I will be using the glass gobs in frames to decorate my beach wedding. Thank you.

  15. Doreen Says:

    Love this idea! I have seen posts that you can make magnets with the glass gems. This is great. Almost like stained glass!

  16. Desarae Says:

    I love this idea! I want to do it on the upper part of my kitchen window in place of a curtain. I love the sunlight, but need to help keep out the heat of it! I wonder can I glue them on and not grout it? Thanks

  17. Irene Says:

    Beautiful!! But how does the other side look? Do the gobs of glue show?

  18. lovi Says:

    What r globs..for u mean marbles?

  19. Carol Says:

    Question…if I do this darling technique (without grout) on my small bathroom window, can I remove it if I ever redecorate?

  20. hannah Says:

    globs are flat on one side

  21. hannah Says:

    hi carol! the e6000 glue will be very hard to remove, you might want to experiment with different glues if you plan on removing it in the future.

  22. Zeo Says:

    Love the mosaic look of these pebbles….
    Question: using this glue, could you create a stained glass look without the lead outline framing? A colored glass mosaic glued over an ordinary glass window would look fantastic, and without the hassle of all the lead work and soldering. Think it would work? Thanks for the motivation !!

  23. Pamela Says:

    Love this idea and want to add some color to my garden. How do u clean the grout from the glass pebbles? Do u pretreat w/something before adding grout ??
    Thank You !

  24. Joan Says:

    I love your use of the glass on the windows. Was the charcoal color sanded grout used in the window and the cabinet? Thank you.

  25. hannah Says:

    yes i used the charcoal grout on both

  26. hannah Says:

    you have to clean off the grout before it sets completely. follow the instructions on the grout package

  27. hannah Says:

    i don’t know but it is worth a try!

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