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Upcycle Glass Bottles Into Beautiful Beachy Vases!

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You'd be surprised how easy it is to transform some discarded glass bottles into beautiful beachy vases using just a few simple supplies!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
I used fine sand from our local beach, but you can buy it HERE too and the sand is easily applied using ModPodge (affiliate).
The sand gets sprinkled evenly over the ModPodge around the whole bottle. Do as many coats as needed to get the coverage you like, finishing with a coat of ModPodge as the final one to seal the sand on.
My bottles still needed a little oomph so I wrapped the necks of them with some twine and glued on some small sand dollars, but you can also add more twine, shells, or anything else you'd like.
I was so surprised at how well the ModPodge and sand adhered to the bottles and am in love with how well they came out! You can use all shapes and sizes of bottles or jars and is a quick project that can be done in a day. It's even a great project to do with the kiddos!
You can find a full supply list, more photos, and even more project ideas at the blog post below!

To see more: http://www.tableandhearth.com/2016/09/how-to-make-sand-covered-bottles.html

  • Dana
    Dana Australia
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing

  • L_osheroff
    L_osheroff
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Very, very nice. Great project to share with children!

  • Aktod
    Aktod
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Beautifully unique

  • Craftyvic
    Craftyvic
    on Oct 22, 2016

    I live in SW Florida and have thousands of shells! I've done this before on tea light holders. After the sand had dried thoroughly to the glass, I glued on small coquina. These are beautiful colored clam type shells found at the high water line of most beaches on the west coast of Florida. Once they were thoroughly dried onto the sand covered glass, I sprayed a clear, non-yellowing lacquer over the entire container. In addition to a protective coating, it helps hold the shells on as well. Makes a unique any easy gift!

    • Dominiquearchiebald
      Dominiquearchiebald
      on Oct 23, 2016

      They're sticklers about it in Pensacola. No stealing sand or picking sea oats. It's nuts but I get it. I suppose it's because the Snow white quartz sand is coveted.

  • LAH
    LAH Deltona, FL
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Looks great!

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