Monday, 22 October 2012

Beach glass

I saw this really cool idea on Pinterest a while ago and I just knew I had to try it.
For one I am really loving teals and turquoises at the moment. Well any moment to be honest. I am much more of a blue person than a pink one.
When I saw how easy it appeared I knew I had to try it out right away. I had nothing really to try other than an old cooler bottle and a pickle jar. But I tried it out anyway.

All you need is some white glue, water, dish soap, food coloring, a brush and something glass to paint.

Please ignore all the junk in the background. I decided to try my hand at a bunch of different crafty things that day.

To start with I got a small container and mixed about 3 parts glue to 1 part water. I will fully admit that I did not measure this at all I only eye-balled it, then add about 2 drops of dish soap. Then I added a few drops of blue and green food coloring and stirred until I got the color I was looking for. You could totally do this any color at all. Oranges and reds for fall, Reds and greens for Christmas, anything your imagination takes you.

Now get ready to paint.

This is really easy to do. As you can see from the pictures though it is really runny so you do need something to protect your counters. After I painted them I just left them to drip dry on the cardboard. It didn't take long at all. In some places it was a bit streaky so I just added another coat.

When the jar was finished I added some beach rock and a flower.

I decided I liked it so much I wanted to actually try it on stuff that I would keep as decorations around the home. By the way so far it cost me per pennies as I had everything. The glue would have cost me a $1 for the entire bottle and the rest I recycled in this bunch.

Then I went to the dollar store and spent 4 dollars on a couple of vases.

Again I painted these with the same leftover glue mix I had from before.

Left them to dry and then add the accents.

I love how they came out.

By the way the mirror is what I was talking about in this post. I found this mirror at Home Hardware. The original price tag said $54.00 The sale because it was pretty banged up had it marked down to $15.00. So I grabbed it. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when I saw it. Hubby I think thought I was a little crazy. LOL  I wish I had taken before pictures. But all I did was rough sand it. It was already done in dark brown so I just added a couple coats of dollar store turquoise paint, let dry, sanded a bit to let the brown show through and Voila I have a much loved mirror. Now to find the perfect place for these. LOL

So what do you think. If you decide to make some I would love a link back here so that I could see what you had done. :)


  1. Seriously cool! Love the way they all turned out. You are one crafty mama:)

    1. Thanks Pat. I love them so much. They were really simple to do to, which I love. LOL