Decorate with Floats

Inspired by old fishing floats, these new blown glass floats offer endless decorative options.

Use blown glass floats to add color to your home. These blown glass spheres are inspired by antique fishing floats used a century ago, before plastic replaced them. You are more likely to find a vintage float in an antique store than on the beach, so we make new floats at Avalon Glassworks in an array of colors and patterns. Here are some ideas for decorating with blown glass fishing floats:

    • Put floats in a basket as a table centerpiece
    • Use outdoors for Winter color in the garden
    • Float in a birdbath
    • Put them in the view outside your window
    • Mix with vintage floats
    • Fill a crab trap, or decorative birdcage
    • Stack in a hurricane vase
    • Display with sea shells
    • Fill your fountain
    • Brighten up a window well
    • Fill a wood “boat,” an oblong wooden bowl
    • Use wire baskets to hold floats, the light shines through
Blown Glass Floats by Avalon Glassworks, Seattle
Stack floats in a wire basket and let the light shine through.


Mix vintage floats with new floats for a nautical look.

Start decorating! Click to purchase blown glass floats by Avalon Glassworks.