DIY Sea Glass Vases

DIY Sea Glass Vases
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Frosty, sandblasted Sea Glass accessories are hot this season in decor.  I have been a long time fan of sea glass ever since I made the Sea Glass Mosaic Tray and discovered the multitude of Sea Glass Projects that can be made.

DIY Sea Glass Vases - www.sandandsisal.comPottery Barn has sea glass vases this year, for a hefty price $63.50. Of course we all know they aren’t authentic sea glass, but have the beautiful appearance of sea glass. I wanted them badly. And what’s a DIY girl going to do when she wants the look but can’t afford it? She’s going to figure out how to recreate the look herself!

Sea Glass VasesPottery Barn

I did! You are not going to believe how easy this is!

DIY SEA GLASS VASES

You will need the following:

  • glass vases, bottles, jars, votives ( whatever you like)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • flat , soft paint brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint in Frost- color Sea Lavender. (found at most craft supply stores) Make sure you buy the GLASS PAINT, which is usually kept in a separate area of the store with other glass paints.

Directions:

  1.  Clean the glass with soap and water. Dry it. Then clean it again with rubbing alcohol. This removes an residual oil or residue.
  2. Put a dollop of paint on your brush an start painting your vase in ONE direction. I started my strokes going VERTICALLY from top to bottom. Add more paint to your brush as needed. Continue until covered. TIP: to hold your bottle or vases, place your hand or fingers inside the bottle neck.
  3. Allow to dry 15 minutes then REPAINT but this time paint in the opposite direction- Horizontally. I found that a second coat covered the glass better and eliminated most brushstrokes. The paint is dishwasher safe if air cured for 21 days or you can follow the baking directions the manufacturer recommends.

Martha Stewart Glass Paint - DIY Sea GlassThat’s all there is to it.  I was shocked at how easy and fast it was to achieve a sea glass look just like Pottery Barns! And all it cost me was a bottle of the Martha Stewart Glass paint!

I like to save all my glass spice jars and glass jars that scented candles come in. I’ve found them very useful for bud vases and crafts.

DIY Sea GlassYou can easily embellish the vases with sisal twine and shells if desired.

DIY Sea Glass Vase Wouldn’t a few of these make a nice Mother’s Day Gift?

Be sure to pin your favorite photo above for future reference and follow me on Pinterest if you like.

 

You might also enjoy:

DIY Sea Glass Tray 

Sea Glass Mosaic Tray - Sand & Sisal

Sea Glass Projects

Sea Glass Projects - www.sandandsisal.com

Kim

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Comments

  1. Kim…I love these!! I can’t wait to try it. I usually just read blogs…and pin on pinterest but this time…I have to give this a try!! Thanks so much!!

    • Kim Wilson says:

      Thanks Sandy! I’m telling you, I was soooooo surprised how simple it was to do. It’s totally that paint that does the trick. You’ll love it.

      • Where can I purchase a bottle with a rounded opening like that one? I’m not even going to bother looking for an old one, I need one very quickly for a gift, this weekend, so I’m ready to gulp…………pay! Even if it had food or something in it, I’ll find that :)
        Thanks, Kate

  2. So pretty! I’m obsessed with sea glass. I’ll need to try this. x

    • I am too, have been for most of my life, but dang it, no one’s littering on the other side of the globe anymore, for us to find much of it on our beaches here :(

  3. LOVE this trick! Super simple and inexpensive!!!

  4. Graziela says:

    Kim, I love this! I collect glass bottles and interesting jars, I have a bunch hanging out under my kitchen sink waiting to be used. Thank you for sharing!

    • None of the zillions I save have a rounded edge on the opening, though…………anyone have any tips on what product has that, or where I can buy one in a store?? THANKS!

  5. Oh my goodness Kim, I love it, just beautiful!!!
    XO
    Kristin

  6. These turned out beautiful!I have pinned this and will be giving it a try.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  7. Hmmm… thanks for sharing. I have been drooling over some rather pricey sea glass items. Now this is definitely doable!
    Happy Monday.
    Hugs, Gee

  8. Okay– love these!! So easy and beautiful. Will need to do this sometime this summer!

  9. Love it, so simple and yet stunning!

  10. Love it!! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Ohhhh – these are lovely! I’m going to try this. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  12. SOOOOO doing this!! AWESOME! and great tutorial!!

  13. WOW!!! These are absolutely beautiful!!! I cannot believe how gorgeous they look. I am so excited that you gave us all the instructions to make our own. I can’t wait to make some. Thank you for this amazing project and for your awesome blog!!!

  14. Who knew it was so simple to do?! Thanks for sharing. They look lovely!

  15. I love these! Absolutely gorgeous! I’m pinning.

  16. Kim…I’m in love with this project! What beautiful vases that would make for an awesome party centerpiece! Thanks for the great tutorial! <3 Heidi Rew

    • Charlotte says:

      I can’t wait to try this project for myself to dress up my cottage In Kill Devil Hills, NC.

  17. Haydee says:

    Kim, these look amazing!! I too was drooling over the Pottery Barn bottles. Thank you for sharing such an easy way to achieve the same look. I can’t wait to try this myself.
    Regards, Haydee

  18. Cute, cute, cute! Does her paint come in other colors? Your tray is adorable too. Thanks for sharing the secret with us!
    Liz

  19. I am obsessed with sea glass! (Used to scour the beach line as a kid, collecting it. Blue and red sea glass was always the most rare and precious.) Anyway, this is a gorgeous project, and I can’t wait to give it a try. Shared on my FB page and with my Twitter followers. Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial!

  20. Great idea! Thank you :-)

  21. Get out! The sea glass vases look awesome! Off to Hobby Lobby I go…

  22. I love your blog name. Thanks for figuring this out for us and writing the post. I love anything beachy and I can’t wait to try this out.

  23. Thank you for the additional inspiration for redecorating my bedroom. Doing a “beachy” decor with seaglass and sand colors.

  24. Has anyone else had a hard time finding the Martha Stewart paint? I’ve looked in both my local Joann’s and Michaels as well as online and no one seems to have it. Is there another brand I could try because I am supposed to be making these for a friend’s wedding and didn’t realize it would be so difficult to find the Sea Lavender paint.

  25. Just so so pretty Kim! I love the addition of twine and shells too. You are right they will make just gorgeous gifts. I’ve lots of non-throwawayable jars squirreled away to transform. Hope I can find that glass paint in the UK! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  26. These are gorgeous! I can’t wait to do this over the weekend!

  27. These are lovely! I came across you on Pinterest this week, and I am featuring these vases on my blog today if you’d like to stop by! http://www.unoriginalmom.com/original-fridays-16/

  28. I love your seaglass bottles. Does one see brush strokes on the finished vases?

    • Hi Judy, there is a slight texture to it, but if you use a flat paintbrush and keep the strokes long and smooth and then apply the 2nd coat in the opposite direction then that will minimize any stroke marks.
      Hope that helps!
      Thanks,
      KIM

  29. Mj Derhak says:

    What do you think would happen if you did 2 coats but instead of a brush you stippled it on with something, fully covering it, but a more “roller” type result?

    • awesome idea……………they sell those little tiny rollers, someplace, maybe Home Depot’s paint dept? I can’t say for sure, but I’ve seen them near the sea sponges and other ‘teturing’ products.

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  31. I just love this project Kim! So pretty and I can’t wait to try it! Pinned it! Big hug friend and I hope all is well!

  32. Love this! I saw it on Pinterest and pinned it. I bought glass paint this past weekend and have started painting any clean glass container I can find!

  33. cheryl siciliano says:

    After two vases and 5 ornaments, I’m skipping the tray and going right for the kitchen table. Is that wrong???

    • ha! Who am I to question a woman’s creativity? Go for it ! Send me pics when it’s done, I’d love to see it! Thanks for following along with the blog too! ~KIM

  34. cheryl siciliano says:

    oops I forgot to mention the table would be with the sea glass from Pier 1…

  35. Hi – I have tried to paint my wine bottles, but for some reason I can’t seem to get them to look like yours in your pictures? What type of brush do you use? I ended up using the round tip brush and painting them the way you suggested your glass ball ornaments. It looks pretty but really wanted a smooth look! THanks!!

    • Hi Nancy, I show a pic of the brush I used. It is made for glass paint and has a flat tip. I do not recommend using a round brush, it will be very hard to avoid brush strokes. I know that Martha Stewart has paint brushes specifically made for her glass paint. They should be showcases next to the glass paint also. Use a flat/straight edged brush and stroke in one direction (ie: don’t stroke back and forth). Allow to dry then stroke in a perpendicular direction. You can see from my pics that they are not entirely smooth, but do have a bit of texture. You could try the foam pouncer method also, like I used on my latest Sea Glass Ornaments. Hope those tips help! Best of luck. ~KIM

  36. I love this!! Have you tried washing them? Will the paint come off?

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