Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

Decorative Patio Glass Options To Try


Your patio is one of your home's luxuries, allowing you and your family to access your yard with ease. While many patio doors are designed with simple functionality in mind, if you want something more ornate with your overall design, you can accomplish a stunning view with the right patio glass. Whether you have sliding glass doors or your patio opens with lovely French doors that add a charm to your home, here are some decorative patio glass options you can try to add that special pizazz to your favorite aspect of your home.

Border patterns

The goal of your patio glass is to allow you to have an ample view of your landscape from within your home, or to illuminate your home with natural light from outside. You don't have to compromise visibility to have beautiful patio glass. You can simply opt for a border pattern that adds flair to the room. Popular patio glass borders include:

  • etched floral designs
  • gold leaf bordering
  • etched wood trim
  • two-toned wood

Beveled glass

Beveled glass adds a beautiful texture to patio doors by softening the edges of each window panel for a stunning view. This is a great option for you to try if you have many glass panels in a single door and want your patio glass to be the focal point of the room. You can do beveled windows along with a simple border to add to the appeal of your patio doors.

Stained/decorative glass

If you want to go with a whimsical appeal, then consider adding some color or designs to your patio glass itself. You can have a stained glass design installed in your window right in the center or along the edges for a splash of beautiful color whenever the sun hits the pane just right. Or, you can have small diamonds, floral etchings, or even decorative vine styles placed in your glass like a border within the pane for a lovely effect. Fun stained glass window ideas to try include:

  • grapevine with grapes
  • setting sun
  • silhouettes of birds
  • mountain scenery

Whether you just want to update your patio doors to a style that is more modern and fun or you are already thinking of replacing your patio glass and want to know your decorative options, there are many ways you can show off your personality with the windows. Your home can be as beautiful looking in as it is looking out with designs in your patio glass you will love. For more information, contact companies like First Class Glass.


24 October 2016