DIY Mason Jar Wedding Centerpiece Designs: 16 Unique and Budget-Friendly Ideas

In this guide, I will present to you 16 unique DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs. Each project is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions, ensuring your wedding tables look stunning without breaking the bank.

Planning a wedding can be both thrilling and overwhelming, especially when it comes to decorating on a budget.

Mason jars, with their rustic charm and versatility, are perfect for creating elegant and memorable wedding centerpieces.

  1. Simple Floral Elegance
Simple but elegant DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs will be a hit on your special day.

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Fresh flowers (e.g., roses, lilies, or daisies)
Ribbon or twine


Clean your mason jars thoroughly to remove any labels or residue.
Fill each jar halfway with water.
Cut the stems of the flowers to the desired length and arrange them in the jar.
Tie a ribbon or twine around the neck of the jar for a finished look.
Place the jar at the center of the table, possibly on a mirrored base or lace doily for extra effect.
This simple yet elegant floral arrangement will add a fresh and vibrant touch to your wedding tables.

My 6 year old niece helped me prepare 10 of these for my cousin’s wedding by putting the water in the jars and tying the twine around the neck of each jar.
She was so proud of herself. She will probably be a wedding planner or interior decorator when she grows up !

  1. Lace and Burlap Wrapped Jars
DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs can fit different tastes.

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Lace fabric
Burlap ribbon
Hot glue gun


Measure and cut the lace and burlap to wrap around the mason jar.
Apply a thin line of hot glue to the jar and carefully attach the lace.
Overlap the burlap ribbon on the lace and glue it in place.
Add embellishments such as pearls or charms to the burlap for a personalized touch.
Use these jars to hold candles or small bouquets on each table.
This design combines rustic and elegant elements, perfect for a countryside or barn wedding.

I really, really, really like this one !

  1. Beach-Themed Centerpiece

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Small candles


Pour sand into the bottom of each mason jar, about a quarter full.
Arrange seashells on the sand and nestle a small candle in the center.
Optionally, tie a thin rope around the jar’s neck to enhance the beachy look.
Light the candles during the evening for a serene, glowing effect.
Ideal for a beach or summer wedding, this is one of my favorite DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs. This one brings a piece of the seaside to your celebration.

  1. Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Wire (flexible but sturdy)
Tea lights or small battery-operated candles
Stones or crystals


Wrap the wire around the neck of the jar, securing it with a loop.
Fill the bottom of the jar with decorative stones or crystals.
Place a tea light or battery-operated candle inside.
Create a wire handle and attach it to the jar for hanging.
Hang these lanterns around the reception area or from tree branches for a magical ambiance.
This enchanting setup adds a whimsical touch and beautiful lighting to your evening festivities.

  1. Colorful Candy Jars
DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs can be delicious.

This one is my six year old niece’s favorite ! The only problem was that I had planned to make 8 of these, but only had enough candy for 7 of the jars, because the little angel ate a healthy (or unhealthy) amount of the candy !

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Various types of candy in your wedding colors
Ribbons or custom labels


Fill each jar with different candies, layering by color or type.
Decorate the jars with ribbons or labels that match your wedding theme.
Arrange the jars in clusters across the tables for guests to enjoy.
Not only do these serve as vibrant and fun centerpieces, but they also double as delightful wedding favors.

  1. Rustic Twine and Herb Centerpieces

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Fresh herbs (like rosemary, lavender, or mint)


Fill each jar with soil and plant a small amount of herbs in each.
Water lightly and wrap the jar with twine several times, securing it with a bow.
Place these on each table, perhaps with a small tag explaining the herb’s significance.
This centerpiece is perfect for a farm-to-table wedding theme and adds a unique, aromatic element to your table setting.

  1. Vintage Photo Jars

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Black and white photos
Vegetable oil
Dried flowers


Roll a photo and insert it into a jar, unrolling it carefully to face outward.
Fill the jar with vegetable oil, fully submerging the photo.
Add some dried flowers for decoration.
Seal the jar tightly. The oil preserves the photo and gives a vintage, dreamy look.
This is one of the more personalized DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs and is ideal for adding a nostalgic touch to your wedding décor.

I really enjoyed this project and made one to put on a shelf in my bedroom.

  1. Glitter-Dipped Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Glitter in your choice of color
Mod Podge or craft glue


Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge around the bottom half or the base of the jar.
Sprinkle glitter over the glue until fully covered.
Let it dry before using the jars as vases or candle holders.

  1. Fairy Light Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Battery-operated fairy lights
Sheer ribbon or tulle


Insert a string of fairy lights into each mason jar.
Wrap the top of the jar with sheer ribbon or tulle and tie it with a bow.
Turn on the lights as the evening begins to create a sparkling, magical atmosphere.
This simple project adds a warm, enchanting glow to your wedding, perfect for evening celebrations.

  1. Painted and Distressed Mason Jars
These DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs are breath taking.

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Acrylic paint (choose colors that match your wedding palette)
Clear sealant


Paint the entire outside of the jars with your chosen acrylic paint.
Once dry, lightly sand the raised areas for a distressed look.
Apply a clear sealant to protect the paint.
Use these jars as vases or holders for utensils or napkins on each table.
The distressed look is ideal for vintage or rustic-themed weddings, adding a touch of old-world charm.

  1. Monogrammed Mason Jar Centerpieces

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Vinyl monogram stickers
Spray paint
Painter’s tape


Apply vinyl monogram stickers to the side of each jar.
Tape off the top portion of the jar to keep it clear.
Spray paint the jar in a color that complements your wedding theme.
Once dry, peel off the stickers and tape to reveal the design.
These personalized jars not only serve as centerpieces but also make memorable gifts for guests.

  1. Floating Candle Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Floating candles
Optional: Flower petals or citrus slices


Fill the jars with water, leaving an inch at the top.
Add flower petals or thin citrus slices for a touch of color and fragrance.
Carefully place a floating candle on top.
Light the candles for a serene and beautiful glow on each table.
This centerpiece idea is particularly fitting for evening receptions, creating a peaceful and romantic setting.

  1. Mason Jar Chandelier

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
A wooden plank or circular frame
Sturdy chains
Hooks and candles or LED lights


Secure hooks to the underside of the wooden frame.
Attach chains to the jars and then hang them from the hooks at varying lengths.
Place candles or LED lights inside the jars.
Suspend the chandelier above your main table for a dramatic effect.
This striking centerpiece becomes a focal point and lights up the venue beautifully.

I think this one is gorgeous ! You might need your husband’s or boyfriend’s (or your brother’s) help with this one, since the wooden frame is somewhat heavy.

  1. Ombre Glitter Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Glitter in various shades
Mod Podge
Sponge brush


Apply Mod Podge in a gradient fashion inside the jar, starting heavily at the bottom and thinning out towards the middle.
Pour the darkest glitter on the bottom, shaking the jar to distribute it evenly.
Repeat with lighter glitters as you move up the jar to create the ombre effect.
Let it dry and use these sparkling jars to hold flowers or candles.
This glamorous design is perfect for adding a touch of luxury and sparkle to your wedding décor.

  1. Mason Jar with Lace and Pearls
Lovely DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs are all the rage.

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Lace fabric
Imitation pearls or pearl strands
Glue or hot glue gun


Measure and cut lace to wrap around the jar.
Glue the lace securely onto the jar.
Embellish the lace with pearls, attaching them with glue for a luxurious look.
These elegant jars can serve as sophisticated vases or candle holders.
Perfect for a classic or vintage-themed wedding, this design adds an element of refined beauty.

I really love this one !

  1. Seasonal Mason Jar Centerpieces

Materials Needed:

Mason jars
Seasonal items (pine cones, acorns, colorful leaves for fall; shells, sand, and starfish for summer)
Ribbon or twine


Fill the jars with items that represent the season of your wedding.
Tie a coordinating ribbon or piece of twine around the neck of the jar.

These centerpieces not only decorate your tables but also connect your wedding to the time of year.
By incorporating elements of the season, these centerpieces bring a piece of the natural world into your celebration.

These sparkly centerpieces will add a glamorous touch to your wedding tables, reflecting beautifully under the lights.


With these sixteen DIY mason jar wedding centerpiece designs, you’re ready to add a personal and creative touch to your wedding décor.

Each project offers a unique way to beautify your tables and enhance your wedding theme. Remember to customize the colors, embellishments, and contents to match your personal style and wedding palette.

I hope you enjoyed this post and had fun making at least one of these projects. I would really appreciate it if you could share this post on Pinterest or Facebook. Pretty please ?

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Crafting with Natural Sea Glass Substitutes: 8 Creative Projects to Try

Welcome to my guide on crafting with natural sea glass substitutes!

While authentic sea glass is a beautiful and sought-after material for crafting, it’s not always readily available, and is getting even harder to find these days.

Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that can be used to achieve similar effects in your DIY projects. In this blog post, we’ll explore eight exciting crafting projects using these substitutes. Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring the beauty of the ocean into your home as I have been doing for quite some time now…

Project 1: Faux Sea Glass Candle Holders

This one is my favorite !

Materials Needed:

Clear glass candle holders
Mod Podge or clear-drying craft glue
Food coloring (blue and green)
Sandpaper (fine grit)
Tea light candles


Start by cleaning the glass candle holders thoroughly to ensure they’re free from dust and debris.
In a small bowl, mix Mod Podge or clear-drying craft glue with a few drops of blue and green food coloring. Adjust the ratio to achieve your desired hue, aiming for a sea glass-like color.
Use a paintbrush to apply the colored glue mixture to the exterior of the glass candle holders, covering them evenly. Allow the first coat to dry completely.
Once dry, lightly sand the surface of the candle holders with fine-grit sandpaper to create a frosted appearance reminiscent of sea glass. Wipe away any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Apply a second coat of colored glue mixture and let it dry thoroughly.
Place tea light candles inside the candle holders and watch as they cast a beautiful, oceanic glow in your space.

Project 2: Sea Glass Inspired Picture Frame

Materials Needed:

Wooden picture frame
White acrylic paint
Foam brush
Assorted flat glass marbles or beads (in blue, green, and white)
Clear-drying craft glue
Sandpaper (fine grit)
Family photo or artwork to display


Begin by painting the wooden picture frame with white acrylic paint using a foam brush. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Once the paint is dry, arrange the flat glass marbles or beads along the outer edge of the picture frame, overlapping them slightly to mimic the appearance of sea glass.
Use clear-drying craft glue to adhere the glass pieces to the frame, ensuring they are securely attached.
Allow the glue to dry fully before handling the frame.
For an extra touch of authenticity, lightly sand the surface of the glass pieces with fine-grit sandpaper to create a frosted texture reminiscent of genuine sea glass.
Insert your favorite family photo or artwork into the frame and display it proudly in your home, adding a touch of sea-side charm to any room. This is one of my favorite projects involving crafting with natural sea glass substitutes and I’m sure you will love it too !

Project 3: Sea Glass Substitute Wind Chimes

This is one is my 2nd favorite !

Materials Needed:

Assorted glass beads or crystals (in blue, green, and clear)
Small metal hoop or wire ring
Fishing line or nylon thread
Metal or wooden dowel


Begin by selecting an assortment of glass beads or crystals in shades of blue, green, and clear to resemble sea glass.
Cut several lengths of fishing line or nylon thread, varying the lengths for a cascading effect in your wind chime.
Thread the glass beads onto each piece of fishing line, alternating colors and sizes to create visual interest.
Tie one end of each beaded strand to the metal hoop or wire ring, spacing them evenly around the circumference.
Attach the metal or wooden dowel horizontally to the metal hoop or wire ring, creating the base of the wind chime.
Hang your sea glass substitute wind chime outdoors in a breezy spot and listen as the tinkling sound of the glass beads transports you to the seaside.
Unless you are already at your beach home, like me. In that case, just enjoy the tinking sound as it mixes with the sound of the waves while you enjoy your favorite cold beverage, which in my case is a Pisco Sour.

Project 4: Seashell and Glass Votive Holder

Materials Needed:

Clear glass votive holder
Assorted seashells
Assorted flat glass marbles or beads (in blue, green, and clear)
Clear-drying craft glue
Sandpaper (fine grit)
Tea light candle


Begin by cleaning the glass votive holder thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue.
Arrange the assorted seashells and flat glass marbles or beads around the exterior of the votive holder, creating a pattern that resembles sea glass scattered along the shore.
Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, use clear-drying craft glue to adhere the seashells and glass pieces to the votive holder. Ensure that they are securely attached.
Allow the glue to dry completely before handling the votive holder.
For a weathered look, lightly sand the surface of the glass pieces with fine-grit sandpaper to mimic the texture of genuine sea glass.
Place a tea light candle inside the votive holder and enjoy the warm, flickering glow as it illuminates your seaside-inspired creation.

Project 5: Coastal Bottle Art

Materials Needed:

Empty glass bottles (various shapes and sizes)
Acrylic paint (blue, green, white)
Assorted seashells
Sand or small pebbles
Twine or rope
Clear-drying craft glue


Start by cleaning the glass bottles thoroughly to remove any labels or residue.
Paint each bottle with acrylic paint in shades of blue, green, and white, creating a gradient effect reminiscent of ocean waves.
Allow the paint to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
Once the paint is dry, use clear-drying craft glue to adhere assorted seashells to the surface of the bottles, arranging them in clusters or patterns.
Sprinkle sand or small pebbles around the base of the bottles to mimic the look of a sandy beach.
Wrap twine or rope around the neck of each bottle, tying it in a knot or bow for a nautical touch.
Display your coastal bottle art on a windowsill, mantle, or shelf, bringing a touch of beachy charm to any room in your home.
Visitors to my home always want 2 or 3 of these for their homes after seeing them. I then have something new to work on to keep myself busy and out of trouble.

Project 6: Ocean-Inspired Mosaic Tray

Materials Needed:

Wooden tray
Assorted glass mosaic tiles (in blue, green, and white)
Clear-drying craft glue
Sealer (optional)


Begin by cleaning the wooden tray thoroughly to remove any dust or debris.
Arrange the assorted glass mosaic tiles on the surface of the tray, creating a mosaic pattern that resembles ocean waves or seafoam.
Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, use clear-drying craft glue to adhere the mosaic tiles to the tray, ensuring they are securely attached.
Allow the glue to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
Prepare the grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply it to the surface of the mosaic tiles using a sponge, pressing it into the gaps between the tiles.
Use a damp sponge to wipe away any excess grout from the surface of the tiles, taking care not to disturb the arrangement.
Allow the grout to dry completely before sealing the surface of the mosaic tray with a clear sealer, if desired.
Once sealed, your ocean-inspired mosaic tray is ready to use as a decorative accent or serving piece, adding a touch of coastal elegance to any room in your home.

Project 7: Beach-Inspired Terrarium

Materials Needed:

Glass terrarium container
Assorted succulent plants
Sand or small pebbles
Assorted seashells
Glass beads or crystals (in blue, green, and clear)
Decorative rocks or driftwood pieces
Small figurines (optional)
Spray bottle filled with water


Begin by layering sand or small pebbles in the bottom of the glass terrarium container to create a beach-like foundation.
Carefully plant assorted succulents in the sand or pebbles, arranging them to your liking and ensuring they have enough space to grow.
Scatter assorted seashells, glass beads or crystals, and decorative rocks or driftwood pieces throughout the terrarium to create a beach-inspired scene.
Add small figurines, if desired, such as miniature beach chairs, umbrellas, or surfboards, to enhance the coastal theme.
Use a spray bottle filled with water to lightly mist the succulents and simulate ocean mist.
Place your beach-inspired terrarium in a sunny spot indoors, such as a windowsill or shelf, and enjoy the relaxing ambiance of your miniature coastal retreat.

Project 8: Seaside-Inspired Mason Jar Lanterns

Materials Needed:

Mason jars (various sizes)
Assorted flat glass marbles or beads (in blue, green, and clear)
Sand or small pebbles
Assorted seashells
Twine or rope
LED tea light candles


Begin by cleaning the mason jars thoroughly to remove any labels or residue.
Use clear-drying craft glue to adhere the glass pieces or beads to the Mason jar. Ensure that they are securely attached.
Allow the glue to dry completely before handling the jar.
Fill each mason jar with sand or small pebbles, leaving enough room at the top for the LED tea light candles.
Arrange assorted seashells on top of the sand or pebbles, pressing them gently into place to create a beach-inspired scene.
Cut lengths of twine or rope and wrap them around the necks of the mason jars, tying them in knots or bows for a rustic touch.
Insert LED tea light candles into the mason jars and watch as they cast a warm, flickering glow, creating a cozy atmosphere in your home.
This one is my 3rd favorite project involving crafting with natural sea glass substitutes, and I have quite a few people who want me to make a couple of these for their homes.


Crafting with natural sea glass substitutes allows you to unleash your creativity and bring the beauty of the ocean into your home. From candle holders to picture frames to wind chimes, these DIY projects offer endless possibilities for adding a touch of coastal charm to any space.

Plus, you have many different projects to keep you busy and out of trouble, which in my case, is a must !

Experiment with different materials and techniques to create personalized creations that reflect your love of the sea and the beach.

I hope that you try to make at least 2 or 3 of these, and enjoy the process and seeing the end result as much as I do. If you liked these projects, you may also like this post on how to make sea glass light fixtures.

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How To Make Sea Glass Light Fixtures

For whatever reason, you have some ugly lamps and light fixtures in your home. However, you are well aware of the damage that is happening to our earth with all the garbage that is thrown in the dumps all over the country. We can take those ugly light fixtures and make an amazing work of art that everyone is jealous of. Be green and an interior designer too !

sea glass light fixture

What is sea glass ?

All the glass and bottles that are tossed into the lakes, seas, and oceans can remain in the waters for decades. Over the years, whether it is a glass bottle, a drinking glass or another type of glass that has been discarded into the lakes or oceans, break into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces then toss and turn, tumble over rocks, sand and through the heavy turbulence of waves. This, in turn, smooths out the glass edges and gives the broken pieces a frosted look.

As you take that daily stroll along the water’s edge, you will see big and little pieces of this glass. We call them sea glass. To some, yes it is garbage, to others with an imagination, a trained eye and some capability and talent, these broken pieces of glass are gorgeous and more than worth picking up.

There are many items you can make with sea glass. Some of these require very little work or imagination, while other items need a trained eye to picture what that little piece of glass, and it’s sisters and brothers that you collect, can be turned into a breathtaking work of art, someone’s most treasured belonging or even used to design a light fixture. Let’s focus on that for now.

Light fixtures are an item that you can easily visit a department store and purchase at any time. However, there is no meaning, no love, no excitement in a store bought fixture.

Making light fixtures using sea glass is not as complicated as you would imagine. They definitely are not expensive to make. For those who love the look of certain name brand light fixtures, we will show you how to go about making your own style of light fixture to replicate the heavily priced versions.

The first suggestion is to visit your local thrift stores and shop for cheap and ugly light fixtures. Yes, ugly! You are going to take that ugly duckling home and turn it into a beautiful swan. I also suggest visiting the local lakes or oceans where you live. Take a nice long walk while staring down at the sand. Along the way, pick up each piece of glass you come across. Every piece. Then, on your way home, stop and pick up some glue, preferably clear glue. There is a brand in stores specifically labeled glass glue. I get my glue from Amazon and recommend this one right here. This glue is waterproof and heat resistant. You do need the heat resistance when using for a light fixture.

Many sea glass artists choose to leave the sea glass unpolished. Others choose to polish their pieces. Polishing the sea glass is actually very easy. All you do is mix dish soap into a bowl of water, set the pieces into the water and let soak for roughly two hours. Using a toothbrush, scrub the sea glass while in the water. It is going to take extra time to get into the crevices with the toothbrush. Using a strainer, put all the pieces into the strainer and rinse well with cold water. It will help to actually pick up the pieces one by one and rinse and check for dirt still in crevices. After rinsing, place the sea glass onto a tumbler to dry.

When dry, place the sea glass into a rock tumbler like this one here along with Silicon Carbide or Aluminum Oxide grit. It will help to add cornmeal to the tumbler. This will act as a cushion between the grit and the glass. Check on the glass every twelve hours or until the desired polish has been achieved. If you choose, there is another method to polish your sea glass pieces. You can put a drop of baby oil in the center of a paper towel and gently wipe each piece with the baby oil.

Now the time has come to do the fun part. After you have cleaned the light fixtures you picked up from thrift stores, be sure to dry it well. Be sure also to have a plan in mind for each light fixture. It may be beneficial to make a rough drawing for each fixture, then lay out the glass pieces in your design. It will be easier than second guessing yourself or finding that you made a mistake halfway through and need to start all over again. Seriously, if you have the drawing, then you can lay out the glass pieces in the order and color scheme that you want.

Now take your light fixture and put glue onto one area at a time. Carefully place your colored pieces where you want in that section. Some choose to let each section dry before moving onto the next. Either way, continue section by section with the glue and then glass.

Of course, I would not let this article end there. There are other ways that you can create a beautiful light fixture using sea glass. It is a bit more difficult, but just as pleasing if not more so. In the following method, all you need is a basic frame for a light fixture. We will then turn our sea glass into strands of shiny opulence.

Let’s gather the necessary tools first. You will need a Sturdy clear fishing line or similar line. The basic frame with the electric cord and bulb fixture. You can choose to use metal or wood, whatever you choose. Be very green and collect some sturdy twigs, the vines that grow from the tops of trees downward work great, (think of Tarzan singing through the trees). A Dremel with a drill bit like these shown here or any type that you use to make your jewelry will work. Diamond drill bits are the only bits for drilling glass, with little if any splicing of the glass.

For the jittery souls like me out there, I recommend a drill that you can control via the foot pedal. That way, if your glass slips and starts to slide and makes you jump, your foot will come off the pedal, therefore saving you from a strange and unfortunate accident with the drill and your hair, or other items too close to the drill. Safety speaks wonders, be safe and not sorry!

If you have a smaller version of a vise grip, that would be ideal to hold your piece of glass while you drill your hole through it. These are often called hand pin vise grip tool. Place your piece of sea glass into the grip pin and line up where you want the hole. Slowly begin drilling and finish the holes in all your sea glass pieces. Now it is the time to begin stringing the sea glass pieces. When stringing, again, be sure that you have a plan set out before you begin.

When you know ahead of time how many pieces of sea glass you want on each string, and how many strings you want in total, allows you to complete a project with no issues of being short a few sea glass pieces, or not having enough string cut. As you add a piece of sea glass on the string, be sure to make a knot to hold the sea glass in place. You will want to do this for each piece of glass that you add on each string. So if you have chosen to make a hanging string with six pieces of sea glass, you will need to put a knot under each of those six pieces.

Now we want to take the framing that we chose. This would be a fixture with the bulb components and electrical cord attached. It may be a plain round metal circle with cross bars to hold the bulb fixture. Let’s say this circle is a 12 inch diameter, you will want to space out your hanging sea glass into equal spacing. However, if you were to string enough sea glass in close enough strings, it will make a very shiny light fixture. By filling the string with sea glass, there will be no bare spots. Since glass is a reflector for light, the light will be increased.

Another form of light we can create involves a string of clear LED lights, as in Christmas light strings. By utilizing the string of lights, you only need to attach the sea glass to each LED bulb. This will be done by using your Dremel to drill a hole large enough to fit over the bulb. Using a glue that is specially made for gluing glass like this brand that I use, you can glue the sea glass to the element casing, This is a fabulous idea for lights across a room.

While you are at your local thrift store, look for some plain globes for lights. As before, you can glue your pieces of sea glass onto the globe in all one color, create a design or a picture of basically anything, say a dragonfly.

Also, a great idea is to find votive cups for candles. Or even electric lights. These can be fun to decorate with sea glass in multiple colors. The sea glass throws off a light reflection in the many colors you use.

An idea that is free of electric or even batteries is to utilize the sun light. For this, you will need to purchase some plain solar lights. The shape will not matter, you will be covering them in sea glass pieces. The sun creates the power of light for you and will allow for a gorgeous patio, deck or outdoor seating area filled with beautiful pieces of art. As night begins to fall, your creative sea glass lights will start to shine.

The next idea is not technically a light fixture, however, once you adhere sea glass to the surrounding, you will have an impressive fireplace surround. Again, I suggest planning ahead. Be sure you have the amount of sea glass that you need to cover the desired area. Have a picture or drawing at the ready so you know which color will go where. Work in sections so that your glass glue does not dry out. There you have it. It will reflect light from each and every fire you have in your fireplace.           

We all have at least one plain lamp at home. It is simple and has a plain colored lamp shade. If you want to add a splash of color to it, adhere sea glass right onto the lampshade. Yes, it will stick to the material type of lamp shade. I have used sea glass and glass glue to cover a glass shade on a small three way light I have in my bedroom. It turned out fabulous! I did not use a drawing, I just placed different colors all over the glass and let it dry well before using the light.

If you are out at the thrift store or hitting up the local garage sales, keep an eye out for chandeliers. Yes, any type of chandelier can work. If there are crystal tear drops, replace those with sea glass. Even just a few pieces of sea glass can make a world of difference on a light.

Adhering the sea glass does not have to be just on the lamp shade itself. You can use sea glass to decorate a glass light. Especially beautiful is if you can locate a clear glass base. Cover that with different colors of sea glass and watch the beauty appear in front of your eyes.

Lest I forget, when you have attached all your sea glass to the lamp shade, light base, votive cups or fireplace surround, consider putting a grout all over between the glass pieces and wipe off the sea glass so your grout does not harden on it. When that is fully dry, purchase a can or two of sealer, or use a coat or two of polyurethane to cover it all and protect the sea glass. Not only is it added protection, but it also ensures that no pieces will come unattached.

On your outdoor fixtures that you covered with sea glass, use a thin set bonding mortar, as this is moisture resistant. The final coating of sealant, you should always consider a high quality sealer.

What is the main point of this whole article? Well, simply that you can trash that may have been thrown in the ocean decades ago and turn it into something fabulous, something that every friend will be envious of. The world of art and broken glass collides and you see art, make it happen. The art of adhering sea glass to a base of some sort, whether it is glass, wood or material, is not a complicated process. It does not take forever to create this work of art and it does not involve a lot of money. Take a walk along the ocean, beach or lake. Keep your eyes open and you will be amazed at what you find.

With the treasure that you locate, you can re-purpose an old lamp, light fixture or any one of a number of things. Do not forget the votive cups for candles. The will also reflect this gorgeous light once the art is created.

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