Thursday, April 19, 2012

Butterflies and Marbles

Walking through the grocery store I spotted these cute metal butterflies for only $1 each.  Since I'm into a "let's brighten up the ugly wood fence" mode, five of them came home with me.  Then, I spied the glass marbles and remembered I'd seen a blog post showing how to insert them into wood fence pickets, and another back yard project was in the works!

DH and I only put these on one fence panel to see how well they'd work, but I can see that I'm going to want to pick up some more and make the display a lot larger.  It's on the west fence and the sun comes through the marbles really well.  DH thought I'd lost my mind; drilling holes in our new fence didn't seem like a really great idea to him!

The photos really don't show how pretty these are...but the angle of the sun was not optimal for taking them! Looking at them from out patio, they're really cute.  Now I want the marbles put in the entire west fence....we'll see! lol!


Brenda said...

That is so cool looking Linda! I never knew you could put marbles in the fence like that. lol I bet it looks so pretty with the sun!! Now that ugly fence is going to sparkle!!

AndreaA said...

Linda, I love the marbles in the fence.
I may have to "borrow" your idea.
I have some fence like yours behind our garage where my sweetie put a frog pond. It needs some work as I haven't been taking very good care of it. But I must get out there and get the area back to the way he had it. But these would make such a cute addition. Thanks for sharing!!