DIY frosted sea glass

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ugh, I know I have been majorly lacking on new diy projects. I seriously don’t know where the time goes. I've had so much on my plate lately, I haven’t had much free time to experiment with new crafts. A month or so ago though, I was able to test out a new Pinterest project. Have you ever been to those shops in the beach towns, where they have all those neat opaque frosted glass pieces?  Well, I found a super simple tutorial on how to get the same effect without letting an old sprite bottle roll around in the ocean for a decade. The best part was, I already had all the supplies in my house!

All you need it:

Elmer’s glue (or the generic version)
Acrylic paint (color of your choice)
Paint brush
A glass piece you want to paint

This process is so simple, all you need to do is mix the glue with the paint and paint it on, super simple! The ratio of glue to paint just depends on how dark you want the color. Here’s what I did with mine….





The acrylic paint can be found at any craft store for under $1. The "School Glue" and paint brush came from the Dollar Tree. And my glass dish came from The Goodwill, only $2.99.





I mixed my paint on a piece of foil because it doesn't absorb the paint and it's really easy clean up.





I flipped over the glass dish and painted the bottom. I knew I would be putting jewelry in it and I didn't want the jewelry to scratch and chip the paint. So, by painting only one side, I got the frosted effect but still maintained a smooth finish on the inside. You can also do this with vases, but I wouldn't use anything you plan on eating out of.




The finished product! Just paint and let dry and you're ready to go! Now I have yet another cute little dish to display my jewelry in :)






What do you think? Would this DIY effect match the decor in your home? I'm in desperate need of some new DIY's too, so please shoot me any ideas :)


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