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 Pinterest and another Mod Podge project I did a while backI figured out how to recreate the look myself. 

And then I used it on a Mason Jar too

I used Outdoor Mod Podge and Vitrea Glass Paint for this project. 

You can use blue and green food coloring instead of the Vitrea glass paint too. 

The jar came from the dollar store. 

I basically only added enough paint/food color to the Mod Podge to give it the color I wanted. 

This can be done in any color, I used turquoise!

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

Did you even know there was such a thing? 

It seems to be waterproof!

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 and looks amazing! 

It can come out lighter in some places than others which I think adds to the beauty.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .