Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sea Glass Candle Holder

After posting the seashell wreath, I got inspired to make a sea glass candle holder.


I purchsed a clear candle holder at the dollar store and a package of decorative sea glass from Michaels for about $2.50.
I tried to use E6000 glue to attach the glass pieces, but they kept sliding off so I opted for high heat hot glue for a glue gun and it worked great.  The glass pieces are holding great and the glue is totally clear. 
Just pick pieces of glass, apply glue and place them on the container as you go.  It's like doing an uncharted mosaic.  I loved it!
 It's OK to have some clear spaces between the pieces, looks good. I was afraid that one package of glass d wouldn't do it, but I had plenty with a few pieces left over. I added a jute bow  and a candle and ta da..... a candle holder!  So cute on a deck!  Enjoy!
This is inspired from my love of sea glass and the jewelry I make, check it out!











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34 comments:

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is so pretty and I bet when you have a candle lit it is just gorgeous!

RenaeF said...

Soo pretty!

Pam said...

Love the idea!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Love this project, but you forgot to link back to the Boardwalk Bragfest party (haha). Hope to see you next week too!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

I love this idea! Great job!

Cindy said...

Great idea, so simple that I could do it even!

Pam said...

This is a fun project where the end result disguises how easily it was done. Love the lighted sea glass look. Great job! Following you now thru SYST. Pam @ Sallygoodin

detweilermom said...

That is really pretty. I am stopping by from the New Friend Friday.

Diane said...

Lovvve the candle holder. Thanks for the inst.

mother★lode said...

this is such a great idea with gorgeous results!

cheri said...

it's beautiful. it can be like a token for a wedding...

from the treehouse :)

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Very cute idea!

Stephanie said...

So pretty! Found you on New Friend Friday!

Yenta Mary said...

Hi! Found you through the Treehouse, and now following along ... :) Such cool ideas -- I'm not crafty at all, and I admire people who have this artistic skill ....

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Ashley said...

wow, this is a great idea and super easy. I think the necklace is beautiful! If you ever want to do a giveaway, let me know. I would love to host one! Thanks for linking up at 6 Inches of Ribbon's fab finds friday.

Threeundertwo said...

I *love* sea glass and this is a great project! I agree, it's perfect for out on the patio. Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Coloradolady said...

What a great idea....really makes a difference with not much money!!! Great job.

Jacqueline said...

I came over from Follow Me Friday. Loved the sea glass candle holder. What a fun idea. I was drawn here by your cupcake. I am hungry right now and it is way past bedtime. It must be a sickness to be dreaming of food when I should be dreaming in bed. Come visit - Purple Chocolat Home.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, you fooled me!!! I followed up on the cupcake, and I won't be eating it anytime soon. So cute, but in real life, not too edible.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I bet this looks gorgeous when the candle is burning. Fantastic idea - Very pretty! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I'll bet those colors sparkle at night when the candle is lit.

Michelle said...

Your candle holder turned out beautifully! What an awesome makeover. :-)

Allison said...

That is super cute! My husband and I collect sea glass and this is a great way to use some of the THOUSANDS of pieces we have.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhhh...sooooo PRETTY...luv the colors! Hop over and enter my COASTAL GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it!

Blessings,
Linda

Gretchen Seefried said...

Beautiful!!! I am at the beach so must try this!!

Life in Rehab said...

Very cute! That would look good with all the sea glass accessories I've made for my bedroom too!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love it and I am inspired!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Hi! Hi found you at one of the linky parties I was joining, but I can't remember whcih one! :-(
I love your candle holder! for some reason I'm really into glass right now! Anyway, I'd love to have you link this up to my garden party that starts tomorrow at http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com.It will be open til Friday! We'll have fun giveaways each day!

Kaysi said...

What a fun idea, I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Very cute!

Cheryl said...

This is so beautiful and looks pretty simple to do. The best combo! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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Its So Very Cheri said...

That is soooo pretty. I am adding it to my cont. favs post-this morning.

I love your jewelry too, if you want to do a give-a-way on my blog any time, I would love to feature your jewelry. It is gorgeous. I love beach glass.

Cheri

the thrifty ba said...

coming from cheri featuring you.
love this idea! it is good to know hot glue will work on that!