DIY Sea Glass Votives

11:13:00 AM

Recently I saw beautiful votive candle 
holders in a catalog and I wanted to recreate the look myself...

With major inspiration from these jars
that were made by Dina...

Dina she shows her latest
crafts and repurposed projects... 
love that!

I love the way Dina decorated these bottles 
with sea shells and twine.

I asked Dina how she made them and she gave me her recipe.

I had the supplies at home but I changed up her 
recipe just a little to include Outdoor Modge Podge
and Vitrea glass paint. If you don't have the glass paint 
Dina used blue and green food coloring. I basically 
only added enough glass paint to the Modge Podge 
to give it the color I wanted. 

This can be done in any color!

Using Outdoor Modge Podge means I can
use these on my deck when the weather gets nicer.

I brushed on a light coat of the mixture and let it dry...

This sea glass jar used only one coat for a beautiful light color.

The votives were given three coats. Each coat was
painted on in a different direction. The result is a textured
finish and by going in different directions 
it gives the glass beautiful linen-like texture.

The color is textured and varied, lighter in some places
than others which I think adds to the beauty.

The Modge Podge Outdoor says to let 
the finish dry for 72 hours and then it
can be used outdoors.

Thank you Dina for the fantastic inspiration!
Your bottles are awesome!

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  1. This is a great project, Susan...looks beautiful!

  2. I just saw another blogger's post about doing this yesterday. I think the blogging gods are trying to tell me something:) Love the one with the lid, so pretty. Thanks for the outdoor mod podge tip! xoKathleen


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