Coastal Decor with DIY Sea Glass

Anyone else feel like time is just flying by at this point?  I woke up yesterday and it was February and when I woke up this morning it was June….  I’m at a bit of a loss for everything that’s happened in between.  (Thank God I blog or I’d never remember what I do each day)

June means summer and summer means it’s time for the cool, refreshing addition of some coastal decor to your home.

Think buoys, sand dollars, fun turtle or tropical fish plates, think….

SEA GLASS!

Of course!

You’re going to like this tutorial; it starts with this:
Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

Yup, you’re going to have to invite a few friends over to help you stockpile the bottles and jars needed to create your DIY sea glass – so get out the wine, whip up some spaghetti (the mason jars are actually spaghetti sauce jars) and “get to work”.

Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray - creates a gorgeous sea glass effect on bottles jars and mirrorsRust-Oleum® Canada has this fantastic Specialty Frosted Glass spray that you can use on jars, bottles, mirrors or windows.  It comes in a frosted white, or the one I used for my sea glass project; Sea Glass.

ABOUT FROSTED GLASS SPRAY

Rust-Oleum® Specialty Frosted Glass Spray adds a semi-transparent coating for decoration or privacy. Apply to glass or mirrors. Creates the look of custom etched glass when applied with stencils.

  • Fast drying
  • Obscures vision for privacy without blocking light
  • For decorating or privacy
  • Indoor use only

All you have to do is remove the labels from your bottles and jars – Rust-Oleum® KRUD KUTTER® is excellent for this (the labels washed right off).  Clean the jars thoroughly with soap and water and once dry, spray with 2 light coats of Rustoleum® Specialty Frosted Glass Spray – in Sea Glass.

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I tried a few variations on my DIY sea glass by adding more coats of frosted glass spray on some of the bottles.  I like the more opaque look, and I think they’d be gorgeous with a string of LED twinkle lights tucked inside.

I used a hot glue gun and some twine to add ‘rope’ for a more nautical/coastal feel.  On some bottles I wound the twine around the neck, others the bottom, and others both.

I like the interest it gives, drawing the eye up and down.

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

My gorgeous, brilliant and amazing daughter Madison surprised me by painting these cork coasters to complete my coastal decor theme.

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

Yes, I asked if she might paint them for me, and yes it was bedtime before she decided to start – but she did make them out of the kindness of her heart (and in an effort to stay up later).

I’ll take what I can get. lol

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

I thought the mason jars would be ideal for holding cutlery, and perhaps  a tall sea glass bottle to hold a tapered candle?  A little twine as a napkin ring to ‘tie’ it all together.  (I really do sit here and laugh at my own jokes while I’m typing you know.)

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

You could scatter a few of your DIY sea glass bottles here and there on a mantle or on a side table or keep all of them together as a central display on a sofa table or console.

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

Use a bit more twine and string a small sand dollar or starfish around the neck to take your coastal decor up a level.

This project was SO EASY and inexpensive – one can of Rust-Oleum® Canada Specialty Frosted Glass spray did all of these bottles  – some with  4 coats – and I still have just under half of a can left.

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

These are a couple of shots from Sherri’s garden (it only seemed fair since she helped to empty the bottles for me lol)

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

Sea glass, DIY sea glass, coastal decor, Rustoleum frosted glass

Thank you Rust-Oleum® Canada, for the opportunity to try your Sea Glass spray – I am hooked!

Have a great one!

 

This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum® Canada. I was provided with Rust-Oleum® products to help spread the word about Krud Kutter® and Specialty Frosted Glass Spray. 100Things2Do.ca only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. All opinions expressed are sincere and my own. Rust-Oleum® Canada is not responsible for the dialogue of this article.

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2018-06-18T13:39:28-04:00June 1st, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments

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