Sea Glass Candle Holder
I love sea glass and I love the ocean. Our home here is California has a little bit of coastal decor that is light and airy. I wanted to create a little beach retreat in our master bedroom and wanted some sea glass decor. Instead, of buying the expensive Pottery Barn sea glass, I decided to make my own glass. This is a fun and easy project and I’m confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the lovely results! This truly is a really quick project and it requires three items: a glass object like a bottle or vase, paint and a brush. I bought a vase from Ikea and of course, it was very inexpensive.
~ A Note About the Nester ~
When I was a child, my family, and our aunts, uncles, and cousins, would pack up all our food and umbrellas and head to the beach. We would stay all day long and just hang out and play. I have many fond memories of those adventures with my family.
Sea Glass Instructions
Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. Next cover the outside surface with Martha Stewart’s glass paint. It comes in many colors, but the Frost one looks most like sea glass.
Make sure to paint your brush strokes in one direction. Let it dry for about 20 minutes, then apply another coat painting brushstrokes in the opposite direction, this prevents streaking.
I’ve made it easy for you by providing the link. Here is the link on Amazon: Martha Stewart’s Paint
I wanted to add more of the ocean themed objects so, I added a starfish, raffia and mother of pearl buttons. Don’t you think that the raffia has the feel of dried grass that is near the ocean?
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed the post and are inspired to add a little sea glass to your home!
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That's such an awesome idea! I love the maritime look.:)
Hi Mina, thanks for dropping by! Btw, I did reorganize my pantries, I went and bought some great containers and they stack on top of each other. I'll try and take a photo and post them for you. I've been a little busy with my kids this summer!
That’s indeed an easy project. One doesn’t need to be super talented and crafty in order to make that cute candle holder. Oh! I will surely give this DIY project a try. Thanks a lot for sharing this idea.
Hi Jelly~ thanks so much for visiting my page! Yes, this project is so easy with such great results. I love when that happens! Let me know how your project turns out! Janine
So pretty and so simple! A perfect candle holder for summer too which is JUST around the corner! I can’t wait 🙂
Ah, thanks Christina! You are so sweet to comment and visit the blog! I hope you have a chance to make this really simple craft!
How do you tie the raffia? It looks so good!!
I just separated out a few strands of raffia and then just tied a bow. I did hot glue the raffia to the backside of the glass. I hope this makes sense. Thanks so much for your question and visit!
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Love how this turned out and the effect the spray has made on the glass! I love the sweet buttons too! They add such a sweet touch!
Thank you for sharing over at Waste Not Wednesday! 🙂
I LOVE this!! and thank you for linking up to waste not wednesday!!
Ah, Thanks so much Kellie! Please forgive me for my late reply. Thanks so much for the feature, I really appreciate it!
This is just adorable, Janine! I want to make this with friends at the beach house next month!