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!
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!
Emily @ Table & Hearth
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  • Debby Russell Musgrave Debby Russell Musgrave on Mar 02, 2019

    Would the sand and modge podge adhere to metal? I have two lamps I would like to do this to.

  • Mary Jo Mary Jo on Jan 04, 2021

    love what you did, looks like something you’d buy. How do you coat the sand with the ModPodge on top of the sand? I’d think the sand would come off, course I probably missed something in your instructions. Great job!

  • Joann Joann on Jun 25, 2021

    Can they be outside n they will hold up weather wise?

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  • Heather Keller Heather Keller on Sep 14, 2019

    Yes! I am a beach girl living 3 hrs away! Lots of glass, a sandy river near by. And the comments about covering glass lamps, I have pink! I'd love to cover with your idea!!

  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Feb 10, 2021

    Perfect for my nautical living room.