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Monday, March 31, 2014

ETCETERAS: Springtime Sea Glass from Recycled Bottles

DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comI’ve been saving up my little salsa jars because I love the shape and the little chevron pattern at the top of the bottles.




DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comTo create the frosted glass or sea glass look, I used Martha Stewart Frosted Translucent Glass Paint. Martha Stewart Glass Paint comes in a variety of finishes – Opaque, Translucent, Liquid Fill and Frosted. If you want the look of sea glass that has a textured, rough finish that looks and feels like real sea glass, you want the frosted finish.

DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comStart by thoroughly cleaning your bottles and removing all the labels, inked expiration dates and sticky label residue. Depending on the type of label, you can use a substance like Goo Gone, kitchen oil or rubbing alcohol. The alcohol or nail polish remover will also remove any ink imprints on your jars.

DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comUse a good soft artists paintbrush to minimize brush strokes. Paint the first coat in one direction – I started vertically. Let the jars dry thoroughly and then paint the 2nd coat in the opposite direction.

DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comThe less paint you use, the more translucent your jars will be so try to be light handed. The paint will completely cure in 2-3 weeks or you can bake your jars in the oven. Let the jar air dry 1 hour, place in cool oven. Set temperature to 350 degrees. Once oven reaches 350 degrees, bake for 30 minutes (glass must heat gradually). After 30 minutes, turn oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using. Once the paint is cured, the glass will be dishwasher safe.

Note: I have personally not washed any of my projects in the dishwasher yet to test this.

DIY Seaglass from recycled glass jars via homework | carolynshomework.comI have to say, I love this frosted paint and  the texture of it. I can’t wait to try out some of the other colors.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.


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16 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and the freesias set them off perfectly!

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  2. These bottles are lovely, Carolyn. I love the look of sea glass.

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  3. I love this, Carolyn! So beautiful!

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  4. Your bottle are so beautiful! Not only the sea glass look but you've done such a cute job of decorating them as well. Pinning for future reference.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  5. PRECIOSAS LAS FLORES!!!
    Y ESOS FRASCOS ASI DE ESE TONO...
    ME ENCANTAN.
    SALUDITOS

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  6. These are LOVELY! What brand of salsa makes those jars?

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    1. Hi Dinny - The bottles are Ortega Taco Sauce. We seem to use a lot of it! :) Thank you so much!

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    2. Thanks Carolyn! I'll have to see if I can find them in my store! We tend to use lots of chunky salsa here, but who knows, we might like taco sauce too :D

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  7. No way those are salsa jars!!?? I do not eat salsa but I might have to buy them just to try those! :D Love the sea glass look!!

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  8. Your bottles turned out so pretty. Love the frosted look and how you wrapped the string around the top - just lovely!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  9. These are great! I think Frappachino jars would look good too!

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  10. VEry pretty. I'm glad to know about this paint.
    Kathy

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  11. So pretty - these would fit so well with my decor. I will have to give it a try.

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  12. Theses are gorgeous! I can think of a million things to turn into sea glass now. You're so creative!

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  13. Carolyn, you know I loved this project and so much so I included it in my spring round up for the week at Project Inspire{d}! Thanks so much for sharing with us there.

    Blessings!

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