Friday, August 2, 2013

DIY Sea Glass Votive Holders



Here is a quick and easy summertime craft!


Quick tip for craft projects: Save your cardboard boxes when you get them in the mail and cut them down. They make the perfect (completely disposable) work place for doing craft projects, especially with children.

What you need:

Elmer’s School Glue

Food Coloring

Glass Containers

Sponge Brushes

Small Container for Holding the Glue Mixture

Sand
 

The glasses I am using I picked for under a dollar each at Kmart, but any glass will work. Be sure to clean off your glassware before you begin. I just hand washed them with dish soap.

In a small container mix together the Elmer’s glue with a few drops of food coloring. Obviously, the more food coloring you add, the more saturated the color you will get. Sara has a great "Glue Face" if I do say so myself. Look at that determination!

Sara and I both wanted to make turquoise so we mixed together blue and green.
Sara very decisively said that she would NOT take a picture of me because she was having too much fun, so alas it is a dreaded selfie to prove I was there too.


Do your best to even spread the glue mixture all over the outside of your glass.

I very carefully flipped over my glass with the glue still wet and pressed the rim into the bowl of playground sand.

As it dries the glue will become more transparent. Once it is all dry pop a small candle inside and there you have it!
 
 

Sara and my votive sets fit perfectly on the mantle and make a perfect summery accessory. Sara spread the sand down the sides of one of her glasses which made a really neat effect you can try also.

Hope you guys try this out!

-Brooke

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