August 8, 2011

Sea Glass Votive Candle Holder

I love sea glass. Mind you, I have never actually found any sea glass.

But, after purchasing some at the Dollar Tree for $1, I decided to give this craft a try.

Using a faux blue Ball jar from a project a few weeks ago which you can read about here, I set out to create a votive holder made of sea glass.I used my hot glue gun and for such a wee little project, I was perturbed. The sea glass kept falling off. But, I managed to get them to stick. The light at night is amazing from this candle holder.$1.00 for the sea glass.
Jar left over from capers or artichokes.

Not bad for a cheap and easy craft.

24 comments:

Katherines Corner said...

I love the color. I like sea glass too. Probably good that the hot glue didn't work. The heat from the candle might melt the glue anyway. BIG hugs!
P.S. love the cost of this project :-)

DearHelenHartman said...

Have seen something like this once and couldn't remember what to use to make it - you have saved me making some frightening experiments! Thanks - your result is so pretty!

michelle said...

Hello my dear! I love this and I LOVE sea glass as well! I have only found like three pieces in my life but those three pieces are treasures! :) I bet the glow is beautiful at night.
Enjoy your week!!
xoxo

Tracy said...

E6000 glue is totally awesome. Much better than a glue gun. But very smelly.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Since I love sea glass so much, this project really speaks to me. Also, because I am amazingly cheap....er... I mean thrifty, I think this is just perfect and beautiful.

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Very nice :) Sea glass is so pretty. I've never found any before either, hehe. I found a pink conch shell at Corona Del Mar once...it was my greatest find!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love sea glass and to imagine that the Dollar Tree has it...too much!! You did a great job with the votive holder...I bet it looks beautiful lit!

XO,
Jane

the cape on the corner said...

glad the pieces stuck. great idea. i attempted a craft this weekend-i had this scrolly mirror that i wanted to turn into a corkboard. at a standstill right now. that's always how things work out for me, lol.

chubskulit said...

Great idea and it looks so beautiful.

My share of blue, have a nice week ahead!

Carissa said...

What a great idea. I'm definitely pinning this to come back to later. I have a big bag of sea glass from Dollar Tree that I bought to make jewelry with but I only need a few pieces for that and need something to do with the rest!

I found you through Made By You Mondays and am your newest follower. Come check me out and follow back, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

Joanne Kennedy said...

Great idea! I'm going to try to find some sea glass and make these with my girl scout troop :)

Joy said...

Looks awesome. Love the colors.

-Kelsey Coghill said...

I live near the ocean and spend so much time scouring for sea glass & I can't believe you can buy it at the dollar store!! haha!
I've recently done a project with sea glass if you'd like to check it out.
http://kelseyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/08/sea-glass-sea-horse.html

Miss Kitty said...

I have heard of sea glass but never actually found any myself on the beach. I love your votive...it looks like it would put out interesting colors and shadows. Not that it needs to be real to look good but is the bag you got from Dollar Tree real sea glass? I don't know anything about it.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Carmie, I hope you noticed that I referenced your blog in my opening comment for what you did with those jars - gorgeous. And now the added beach glass - wow - you are so creative. Very pretty and fancy jars! Linda

Anonymous said...

hi there thats really darling and i was thinking that would even be cute with a piece of jute twine ties around or a tiny starfish with jute endless possibilities!!!!

About Vintage French Hen said...

I love this idea, it's all my favorite colors too! marcia

abeachcottage said...

That is so creative and looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Awesome. I love this piece. Following your blog now.I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still up & running. http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-81311.html

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carmie...

I have a couple bags of that same "sea glass" from the dollar store. What a great way to use it! Your votive candle holders turned out soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing this sweet craft and tutorial with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!
Chari

Veronica said...

hmmm ...I love it and also did a post recently on the colours of seaglass and have kept my eyes open on the beach but have also not yet found any! Am determined though to find my own seaglass some time...

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

bauersix said...

Beautiful project! Just so you know, sea glass from the stores are always man-made. Still pretty, but so much more satisfying when you have found the real thing yourself!

Miya said...

Lovely! I'm in a sea glass kind of mood lately - the real thing or fake stuff is ok by me.

Glass Votive Holders said...

The gems you have selected is really good and awesome. The color combination and the shape is great. Its looking like a beach style candle holder.

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