Editorial, photos and video by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly
There is a sort of mystique about finding a beautiful piece of sea glass nestled in the sand. After tumbling in the waves for weeks and sometimes years, bottles, jars, and even glass from shipwrecks is broken down into small, smooth bits we beachcombers call “sea gems”.
Today’s simple sea glass-inspired craft project shows you how to DIY decorative sea glass bottles, votives and vases from recycled, or bought glass items. Capture both the wabi-sabi-ness of naturally distressed glass as well as the beautiful colors of the coast, then add sand, pebbles, candles and/or grass to imbue an air of the ocean into your home’s decor.
- uniquely shaped glass bottles votives and vases*
- mod podge matte
- food coloring
- dish soap (i.e. Dawn)
- foam paint brushes
- frosted spray
TOP TIPS: *Visit your local thrift store or dollar store to find interesting-shaped glass bottles. *To be ecologically-friendly, opt for cruelty-free starfish + shells, which allow sea creatures to remain in their natural habitats.
Mary SwansonJuly 26, 2019 at 1:25 pm
Beautiful glasses and so easy! My kids and I will love making these this weekend. We’ve been saving different-looking bottles for just such a project. Thanks for the great idea!