DIY Sea Glass Votives

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

With major inspiration from these jars from

I figured out how to recreate the look myself. 

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I used Outdoor Modge Podge and Vitrea Glass Paint for this project. If you don't have the glass paint you can use 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, I used turquoise!
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 glass lidded jar used only one coat for a beautiful light color.

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

The color is textured and varied. It can come out 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.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  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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