Well here we are in August, and maybe your sea glass bucket is full.
Now the big question is what to do with it?
First things first, you need to disinfect your sea glass, I have written a blog about this already so I wont go into detail, but white vinegar works for me!
Maybe you have no interest in drilling and designing jewelry with your sea glass and would just like to display it. Here are my 6 ways to use your sea glass for display.
1. Frame it. I am a huge fan of thrift stores and garage sales. Keep an eye for some pretty frames. Start small first, try using E-600 glue it works very well. Play with colored paper background. Try different styles and patterns laying your sea glass out before you glue, there is no wrong pattern just have fun! You may also find a shadow box and just lay your sea glass on the bottom with some cool shells and sand.
2. Put your sea glass in glass containers. Again a great place to find and unlimited amount of bottles and jars are thrift stores and garage sales. Use one color in each jar, or mix the colors it really is whatever makes you happy. A window sill with lots of light would be a perfect place for your sea glass, a great reminder of Summer when those winter days come strolling in. A shelf just for your sea glass is another great place to display, as when items are massed together it makes for a stunning look.
3. Add sea glass to your flower vase. Is your Summer flower garden in bloom? Bring some flowers in and add the sea glass to the bottom of the clear vase before adding water. The color and texture will enhance your fresh flowers.
4. Make a sea glass candle display. It is best to use a shallow container, a Pyrex pie plate could work for this, or something like it. Add 4 or 5 votive candles, the battery operated would work great for this project. Fill in with the sea glass, again mix the colors or just one. We all have a lot of white sea glass and with the glow of the candles the white would be lovely.
5. Make a sea glass ornament. Have a stroll through your local craft store, or on line craft store for either clear plastic or glass balls. You are on the beach anyway this month so take a small bag of sand home from your favorite beach spot. Fill the ball a 1/4 of the way with your sand and then add your sea glass. Use your small pieces for this as the opening will be small. Add some glitter for a little holiday bling. Finish your sea glass ornament with a festive cord, or ribbon and enjoy!
6. Make a sea glass bowl. I sound like a broken record, but you cannot beat a thrift store for a small glass bowl. Be sure to clean it well with soap and water before you begin your design. E-600 glue works wonderfully on sea glass, be patient as this project is close to doing a jig saw puzzle, as you cannot lay your sea glass out first, and you just have to patiently glue each piece of sea glass on leaving as little space as possible. How fun it will be to serve your favorite snacks in this sea glass bowl.
I hope I have inspired you to sort and clean your sea glass and have some creative fun with your Summer treasures!