Add a whimsical, coastal mood by using sea glass candles to decorate for events such as parties and wedding receptions. With a little imagination and a little glue, you can make a lot of different types of candles with sea glass.
With a some jeweler’s glue or a glue gun, stick pieces of sea glass to a candle.
Be sure to be prepared by putting down some newspaper or wax paper before gluing.
Glue the backside of a piece of sea glass, press it against the candle and hold for five seconds pressing firmly. Continue gluing more pieces of sea glass until the candle is covered.
Use different colors of sea glass or use similar colors on candles. It depends on the effect or mood you’re interested in achieving.
If you don’t have any sea glass, you can buy inexpensive bags of fake beach glass at most craft stores. Fake beach glass (aka fake sea glass) has been artificially tumbled in a machine and is typically less frosty and more sharp around the edges than real surf-tumbled sea glass.
Sea Glass or Beach Glass
In general, sea glass comes from oceans; beach glass comes from fresh water bodies like lakes and rivers. Sometimes both terms are used interchangeably.
I used a glue gun to stick seashells to a candle. I collected the seashells from the beach, but these kinds of sea shells are also sold at most craft supply stores like Michael’s and Joann’s.
Sea Glass Candles Without Glue
You can still create sea glass candles without using glue. Simply place sea glass or beach glass at the bottom of candle holders.
Parties and Wedding Receptions
If you’re in a hurry or want to create several sea glass candle holders for parties, showers, or wedding receptions, it’s fairly quick and easy to place sea glass around candles or inside candle holders along with sand and bow accents.
Sea Glass Colors
You do not have to limit the colors you choose. The most common colors of sea glass are clear, green, and brown. However, if you’re looking for different colors, you can purchase sea glass or beach glass in a wide assortment of different colors on ebay.
The white sea glass above is called milk glass. It also comes in other soft pastel colors like blue, green, and yellow. Unfortunately, milk glass sea glass is rare, but you can usually purchase it on ebay.
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