Large glass buoys DIY

 Hello everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m excited to be taking part in another All Things Home tour, along with some amazingly talented bloggers.  The tour will continue throughout the week as we try to inspire you with Elements of Summer. 
(Please refer to the full schedule at the end of this post)
 This is one of those very simple projects with great impact.
 I have been wanting to make these large bouys for a long time, since 
making a smaller version using glass ornaments (here) a few years back.  
I love how Pottery Barn uses them in their summer 
decor and they only cost $50 a piece (read sarcasm)
 Lucky for me, these only cost about $3.00 each and a little bit of time…
 These are made using those very inexpensive
 round bowls easily found at thrift stores or the DS. 
We actually had a couple at home that served 
as fish bowls at one time. So in reality, 
I didn’t have to spend any money on this craft. :) 
I have been using this method of dying glass
 for quite some time now and love it every time. 
Please use this tutorial HERE to dye the bowl
 and this tutorial HERE for a step by step tutorial on how to tie the fishnet.  
 Don’t they look pretty grouped together on this basket?
 Nothing says summer like sea glass, fishnets and white and blue stripes…:) 
Thank you so much for visiting me today! hope to see you again very soon…xo
much love,
Don’t forget to visit these lovely ladies for more summer inspiration.
Linking to Craftastic Monday.


  1. says

    I just love these, Lucy. So funny that we did practically the same project. I never thought about using a fish bowl to make larger ones. I’ll have to give that a try.

  2. says

    What a great idea! I love those! And would have never guessed they were a cast off (ha! pardon the pun) fish bowl. I found some real glass bouy’s at a garage sale a few weeks ago and am kicking myself that I didn’t buy them.

  3. says

    Love these, Lucy. Yours are so economical and look like the real thing. I think I’ll make a few of these for my aunt’s beach house. I know she’d be thrilled with them.

  4. says

    This is so fabulous. Seriously love this diy. I have-beach cottage accents in my living room and I’m definitely going to try this. Hugs P.S. I invite you to share at my hop tomorrow.

  5. says

    These look beautiful, and I think you’re brilliant for making these from glass bowls! What a great idea, and you’ve presented it in such a gorgeous way. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Stephanie Petri says

    the links don’t go to the right instructions. Dying glass took me to Valentines stuff? Can you send instructions?
    Thanks Steph

  7. says

    This is such a clever idea. I’d love to feature this, but don’t see Craftastic Monday on your party page. If you could add it, I’be be happy to showcase this next week. Thanks for sharing this at the Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do!

  8. Carolle says

    Hi Lucy,

    I just found this page on your site (better late than never they say) and I am so very happy to learn how to make these buoys. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. I also noticed the pretty starfish in your basket. They look handmade and I love them. Did you make them also? If so, could you share your method.

    Merci beaucoup!

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