We blow our glass pond floats much thicker than the other balls we make so they can easily withstand the elements outside while looking beautiful in your fountain, pond or garden landscape. These balls are created without a loop as they are not meant to hang up. Instead, the hole created when the ball is broken from the blow pipe is capped with a little button of clear glass, making it air tight so that it will float. These stout glass orbs will be safe outside and will not crack while floating around the plants and rocks in your water feature. They also make wonderful decor pieces inside the home and can be grouped together in a shallow bowl for a pop of color.