I have some fabulous DIY sea glass crafts to share with you, using a wide range of craft techniques there are bound to be several sea glass projects which appeal to you.
As a family we love hunting for sea glass at the beach, having little challenges amongst ourselves to see if anyone can spot a piece of blue (rare in Europe). The challenge is always then what to do with the collected sea glass!! I have some fabulous DIY crafts with sea glass to share with you.
Sea glass begins as bottles & glass that get tossed on the shore, broken, and then tumbled smooth by the waves and currents. Nature acts like a big rock tumbler recycling our pollution!
It can take 7-10 years in a constant surf environment for sea glass to “become” sea glass. A quality piece of sea glass has no shiny spots, is well-frosted and has smooth tactile edges.
If you are fortunate to live near a beach and have collected sea glass over the years be inspired by this collection of tutorials and DIY’S, perfect for making sea glass gifts. I have chosen only to include sea glass crafts with instructions so you can easily get started to make your own versions.
If you are not ready to get making quite yet then pin for later.
How to make sea glass
Not so fortunate to live close to the coast? I have you covered, you can buy sea glass from websites such as an Etsy shop, eBay or Amazon. If you prefer to make your own invest in a motorized rock tumbler. Place broken glass into the tumbler to soften the edges and create the frosty matt look of beach glass. Check out these hints and tips to make your own sea glass.
Sea Glass Crafts
I have a huge range of sea glass crafts to share with you, from jewelry to home decor, to planters, to garden decor.
Learn how easy it is to make garden stepping stones using colorful sea glass, they add a unique touch to your garden. Personally, I love the terracotta color around the edges setting off the green glass.
I love this sea glass windchime, you will need some fishing wire and two embroidery hoops to make this beautiful sea glass windchime. I can visualize several sea glass windchimes hanging on your back porch, using a variety of colorful glass.
This is so simple yet so effective, I wish I had thought of it first!!! The combination of se glass and driftwood works beautifully together, I particularly like the smaller pieces of sea glass nestled amongst them.
Outdoor hanging sea glass wind chime for your garden - these beautiful colored beads are bought, this is a lovely project to do with chilren. You can use your own sea glass by following a tutorial on how to drill sea glass.
Learn how easy it is to make your own driftwood wreath to showcase your pieces of sea glass, you will need quite a few pieces of driftwood! Authentic sea glass and driftwood are a beautiful combination for craft projects.
This detailed tutorial and video shows you how to take cuttings of succulents, then how to layer sea glass, add drainage materials, and include compost in a jar to create a pretty sea glass succulent planter. If you have accidentally collected sea glass with sharp edges this is a great way to use them safely.
If you have tried making sea glass sculptures before you will know how the right glue is the key to success (I have to admit to a few failed attempts in the past here!). Learn how to make your sea glass sculpture hold together!
Are you looking to make your own sea glass art? Check out this great tutorial which shows you how to make sea glass window art, a fabulous piece of sea glass decor highlighting different colors of sea glass.
Make some stylish jewelry with your sea glass, sea glass pendants and matching earrings. This tutorial includes learning how to drill sea glass. Once you have mastered the art of drilling sea glass the world of DIY jewelry opens up.
This sea glass craft project is so creative and different that I just had to include it! I love this sea glass wreath project. The tutorial is light on instructions but gives you a good starting point to take the project on and make it your own.
What's not to love about good mason jars projects? You can use your own collected sea glass pieces or buy some - the sea glass mason jar will look beautiful with a candle in shining through the various colors of glass.
Make unique Christmas tree decorations using wood slices. Have fun playing with your different pieces of sea glass to create sea glass Christmas decorations.
I hope you are inspired by this great list of crafts using sea glass. Handmade pieces using your sea glass collection make great gifts. The only question is which of these sea glass ideas are you going to make first?