I’ve always loved these beautiful sea glass windows. I’ve seen them in the shops on Cape Cod and online on etsy.com and have always wanted one. A few years ago I made this Sea Glass Dolphin and Sea Glass Sea Horse and I thought, ‘hey maybe I could try to make one of those windows’! Well, I finally did.
Read the tutorial on how I made this DIY Sea Glass Window Art (it’s pretty simple) and see how it came out.
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Materials Used – DIY Sea Glass Window Art…
The first step in making your DIY Sea Glass Window Art is to dump out all the Sea Glass and arrange it by color. I know these mosaic tiles I bought from Michaels aren’t really ‘sea glass’ but I bought them anyway. I’m glad I did. The colors are awesome! Also, if you have your own collection of sea glass, use that. I do not have my own collection so I bought these.
Lay out your frame and start playing around with some designs on your glass. This step takes a while. It is like doing a puzzle. I knew I wanted to make a wave so I imagined a basic shape and then started putting pieces in. You can do any shape you wish!
Also note, I didn’t have access to a real window like the ones on etsy.com so I bought a float frame from Michaels (11×14). They were $24.99, but were buy one get one free at the time of my purchase (I used the other one to make this). If you want to try this project and can get a hold of an old window, great! Go for it.
After playing around with it for a while, I decided I wasn’t liking the purple sea glass so I put those aside. I also decided to use the yellow as the ‘sand’ (see below), although I did use a few pieces of yellow in the wave part too. I also found some shells from my collection and added in a few of those. Once you have what you like, move on to step 3.
Start gluing them down. This is where it gets tricky. Once you start to glue, you end up rearranging the sea glass a bit. It takes a long time to get them right. Be patient. I found walking away from it and taking a break every now and then helped me to get it done. I also took a picture of it before I glued them down so I could refer back. I used my glue gun to glue them down. I’m not sure this was the best glue to use, but it definitely did the trick. This E3000 would do the trick too.
And, viola, here is the final product!
And here is how it looks hung in my living room….
Maybe not quite as good as the ones you can find on etsy.com or in the shops of Cape Cod, but not half bad and was fun putting it together…What do you think?
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