Thursday, March 24, 2016

UPCYCLING: Sea Green Beach Glass Jars

DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (4)Spring is officially here and my thoughts are jumping ahead to warm summer days and the beach. I love sea glass and over the years have made several faux sea glass projects.




Sea GlassYou can check out the techniques from these projects here. White Sea Glass Bottles : Faux Sea Glass with Netting : Aqua Jars  :  Sea Glass Bowl  :  Beach Glass with Mod Podge


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (2)For these pretty sea green bottles I used Martha Stewart Glass Paint. In order to get the frosty sea glass look, you need to use the Frosted Translucent Glass Paint.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (11)I love the imperfect mottled look to these jars.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (6)Start with Martha Stewart Glass Paint in Frost Translucent. I used a mixture of White, Beach Glass (blue) and green. The green paint was Martha Stewart Glass Paint in a gloss finish not the frost finish which added a little character to the finished product.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (1)I started with a coat of white frost paint and slowly added color. You want to brush on the paint evenly and in a very thin layer going in the same direction. My first coat was vertical. Let the paint dry and then paint a horizontal coat.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (7)The paint becomes more translucent and frosty as it dries. This glass paint cures in 3 weeks. If you’re impatient like I am, you can put your jars in a cold oven and then turn on the oven. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour. Turn off the oven, letting the jars cool inside oven. You don’t want to put the jars in a pre-heated oven or they may crack.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (5)Once the jars are cool they can be used as vases or d├ęcor items.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (9)Aren’t they pretty. So beachy and serene.


DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (10)

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9 comments :

  1. They came out lovely, perfect for spring!

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  2. I need this in my life! My mother will be so floored... She's obsessed with sea glass and this is so totally up her alley. Thank you for sharing! - Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

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  3. This is such a fabulous idea, Carolyn! I love how they turned out. May need to add this to my list of things to try.

    I'm not sure if you join Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, but we would love to have you join us. The party goes live each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m MST.

    I know I have visited your blog many times in the past, but I just can't quite remember if it was through the link party that I co-hostess or if I joined a link party that you co-hostess. Oh the struggles of keeping all the blogs I love in order. Ha, ha.

    Happy Easter,
    Olivia
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    1. Thanks for the invite Olivia. I agree, the struggles of keeping up with all the blogs! :) I'll pop by your party this week. My link party opens every Tuesday at 1:00 PST and stays open through Saturday. Hope you join the fun at my link up too. Thanks.

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Unfortunately nobody I know of here in The Netherlands, where I live, sells Martha's stuff, otherwise I would paint all my jars with this! Love it!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love sea glass and these sweet DIY's are amazing!

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  6. These are simply so sweet. I love sea glass and the ocean inspired my recent bathroom upgrade but we literally have zero decorations excluding towels if you can count that. This is something I can use an make it match the tiles.
    Pam

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  7. Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial...Christine

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  8. Just gorgeous!! Would love it if you'd link up to Talk of the Town. :) http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/talk-town-link-party-14/

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