Saturday, August 7, 2021

Faux Sea Glass Trinket Bottle and Votives

Hello my friends! 

Do you love the frosted look and colors

of sea glass like I do ?

My son brought back a huge jar full of sea glass

from a trip to

Northern California.

You can buy it manufactured but it is so fun to

collect it at the beach.

As a junk collector myself,

 I see the beauty in what is

essentially  broken bottle trash being

 tumbled and smoothed by the waves.

I see a bit of Biblical teaching there!

Here's a quick idea for adding a bit of

 Beachy Vibe to your decor-

A friend gave me a bunch of these spice jars a while back and I made these

decoupage jars for Spring

Well I found one more!

I love the square shape with flat sides.

I have also been saving these jars.

They came from OUI Yogurt.

It's pretty good yogurt too.

I used about a Tablespoon of Mod Podge

mixed with less-than-a-drop each of

green and blue food coloring.

Paint the jar with a thin coat of mixture.

Adjust the color to your liking-

Add more layers until you are happy with the color.

I was working on a hot day and it dried almost too fast!

I had this large shell and I attached it to the cork 

using hot glue- 

Then added a bit of glitter!

For the label, I used this MERMAID PEARLS button card.

I scanned it and shrunk the card to fit my bottle-

2'' x 3'' or wallet size photo.

I filled the bottle with seashells and

Mother of Pearl buttons and a bit of glitter.

Then added ribbon.

Add some trinkets from vacation-

I sewed some buttons on the ribbon.

Just keep the outside dry.

We visit the beach often-

It's my happy place :)

Have a wonderful week and take care-

xo Lisa S


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Rebecca!
      I'm so glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

  2. I love the beach also. So glad we live fairly near.. 15 minute drive. I love your seaglass creation. I have lots of seaglass myself. Best wishes. Linda @craftsalamode

    1. Linda,
      We share a love of the beach!
      The muted colors of the sea glass are so relaxing :)
      Have a wonderful week! I'm so glad you visited, my friend!
      xo Lisa S

  3. Count me in as a beach lover, too Lisa! This is such a sweet idea and would make such a nice keepsake of a special trip. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne.

    1. Thank you so much!
      We are going to stay at the beach next week, I CAN'T WAIT :)
      Thank you for stopping by- I appreciate you hosting each week.
      xo Lisa S

  4. Very clever! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  5. What a lovely little display! #InspireMeMonday

    1. Thank you Lydia!
      It's so nice to have you visit- come again!
      xo Lisa S

  6. Growing up in New England I would love to collect sea glass on the beach in the summer :) This looks exactly like it - so awesome! Great post.
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

    1. Thank you Jenna!
      I love the colors- I dumped the glass in a bowl, it's fun to play with just like buttons- I am easily entertained!
      Take care , have a wonderful week!
      xo Lisa S

  7. Adore the entire project. Your choices of color and to mix the mother of buttons with the glass is perfect.

    1. Thank you Michele, my friend!
      i'm off to the beach for the next couple of weeks:)
      Take care-
      xo Lisa S

  8. I absolutely love these projects, Lisa! I had no idea that mixing Mod Podge with food color could do this. I'll be featuring this post at the Thursday Favorite Things party tomorrow. Congrats! And, have fun at the beach - it's my happy place too.

    1. Oh Pam you are so sweet! Mod podge can do a lot of amazing
      things :) Thank you so much for the feature!!!
      I will be back from the beach soon and ready to join the party again!
      xo Lisa S

  9. This is great! I love how you used the button card! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade!

    1. Thank you so much ! Sometimes I forget that I can shrink things if needed ;)
      xo Lisa S

  10. How perfect Lisa! Featuring when my link party opens up!

    1. Carol,
      I just got back home from a wonderful week at the beach. I missed the party but I appreciate the feature. I will be by to visit. Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S


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