Last week, my car was broken into and my GPS was stolen.
It was quite the shock as I walked outside my house with Little Bug and was greeted with a sidewalk full of broken glass.
It shouldn't surprise me - as we DO live in Detroit.
In fact, I usually wake up every day and look outside at our cars to make sure they're still there!
After calling insurance and getting Little Bug secured with a movie in the car (thank GOODNESS they didn't take our portable DVD player!), I started to clean the glass out of the driver's seat.
I started to realize how beautiful the pieces of broken glass were.
Many of them were still in large chunks.
I knew I had to collect as many pieces as I could to create something with it later.
A few days later I had turned the shards of glass into this beautiful stained glass window!
It was really simple to do.
Using some clear craft glue, I simply glued the pieces to the back of the glass until the whole thing was full!
The frame is actually an "as is" cabinet door from IKEA.
(Remember this cabinet door redo here?)
I love how it looks like rain on a window up close.
That night my husband came home and told me about a Bible verse he was reminded of that day:
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in a steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I thought that verse was so appropriate for what had happened to my car and my GPS that day.
I wanted to display the stained glass broken glass window even more now -
to remind myself not to store up treasures on earth that won't last anyway.
I just can't decide if I should display it down low...
... or up high?
What do you think?
You all had such GREAT suggestions for Lady Bug's wardrobe, thanks!