Do you have lots of glass jars, empty candle jars, old vases?? Here is an easy way to alter them and turn them into beautiful sea glass!!
You will need:
- Glass containers
- Elmer’s glue
- food coloring
- foam brush
First you must clean all your glass. I had an old candle jar so I boiled it in water to remove all the old wax (I used an old pot). I had an old juice bottle and I removed the label. Make sure they are completely cleaned. Let dry.
Get a throw away plastic cup, and pour glue into it. Add some water not too much and food coloring. Mix well (I used an old pencil). Adding as many drops as you want to achieve the color you desire.
Now it is time to paint your glass. Make sure you have something down on your work surface to protect it. Using the foam brush paint the glass containers. If you do not have a foam brush you can use a regular paint brush but the effect is different. Using a foam brush you get a smooth surface. When using a regular paint brush you will get streaks and drips. Which looks like there are imperfections in the sea glass. Both brushes create a unique effect on the glass.
Let dry completely. Then add a second coat of glue. Let this dry completely (Over night). Then spray with a finish to protect your containers I used a Matte Finish from Krylon.
I am so pleased with the results. I wanted to bring Spring into my home and this was a great way to do it. I now have beautiful containers to force my Pussy Willow branches to bloom in!!