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30+ easy DIY sea glass crafts

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!

Find sea glass on the beach for sea glass crafts


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.

sea glass ideas

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.

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?


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