I’ve made a lot of painted jar projects here on homework: cranberry glass, amber glass, faux hobnail glass, beach glass and radiant orchid glass but for some reason I had yet to make my favorite color of sea glass, sea blue.
Depending on how the light hits the jar, the blue can look more sea green or sea blue. Want to make your own DIY sea glass jar? Here’s how:
The secret ingredient is Martha Stewart Translucent FROST glass paint. The frost finish is what gives the glass that sand blasted textured look. To make this jar I started with a light coat of Martha Stewart Translucent Glass Paint in Key Lime (this coat wasn’t the Frost finish). Once that dried, I painted a second coat in Martha Stewart Translucent Glass Frost in Beach Glass (blue).
I have to say, I love this product. I don’t know of any other glass paint that gives this textured frosty finish. However, it’s a little tricky to work with. You can see in my photo above that you can see the brush strokes in the paint. You need to use a soft brush and work quickly. Once it dries the brush strokes are less noticeable.
Once the paint is dry, you can leave your jar as-is or embellish it like I chose to do. I used a plastic net that I had been saving (hoarder). This is the type of net you get with produce of other bundled products.
Simply slip your jar into the net and glue it down on the inside of the rim.
I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of some of the shells I was using as props. I love summer!
Shells and sea glass! Three cheers for summer!
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