February DIY Challenge – Hearts
I am joining in on the fun for a DIY challenge blog hop hosted by Terrie at Decorate and more with Tip. This month’ challenge is All About Hearts.
For this challenge, keeping with my homes Coastal Decor, I made a heart out of sea glass. (Please also check out this Driftwood Heart I made in another DIY Challenge last week. )
Below is the tutorial on how I made this DIY Sea Glass Heart. See what all the other bloggers came up with at the bottom of this post.
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Materials Used for this Project…
This project is very easy and fairly self explanatory, but I will tell ya the steps I took to make it anyway.
I found a bunch of leftover sea glass in my craft bin from when I made this Sea Glass Wave a few years ago. What better project to use it on than this one? The heart was found at the Dollar Tree. I also picked up some glue sticks while I was there.
Step 1 in making a Sea Glass Heart:
The first step in making your DIY Sea Glass Heart is to dump out all the sea glass and arrange it by color. If you have your own collection of sea glass, feel free to use that. The sea glass I had, had blue, purple and yellow in the boxes. I only planned on using the blue so I put the blue ones in a pile and the rest went back in the craft bin. I also had these left over Mosaic Shell Tile from Michaels. They aren’t really ‘sea glass’ but I used them anyway and I’m glad I did. The colors are gorgeous!
Step 2 in making a Sea Glass Heart:
Start playing around with some designs. This step takes a while. It’s like doing a puzzle. You have to find the right pieces to fit nicely with each other.
Step 3 in making a Sea Glass Heart:
Once you are ready and satisfied with the arrangement, heat up the glue gun and start gluing. This is where it gets tricky. Once you start to glue, you end up rearranging the sea glass. 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. I also took a picture of it before I glued them down so I could refer back. I used my glue gun and 3 sticks of glue for this project. It took about an hour and a 1/2 to finish.
And, viola, here is the final product! Isn’t it purrrrty?
Finally, I hung it from a piece of driftwood that I found at the beach, and placed it on my shelves. This might stay year round not just for Valentine’s month. Cause, why the heck not?
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I hope you enjoyed this project. Please check out what all the other bloggers came up with in this challenge.
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Jodi your sea glass heart is beautiful! I just love the blues and greens. So relaxing to gaze upon and pairing it with the driftwood is genius! Great Job!
Well, thank you so much, Christine! I appreciate that and I am so glad you like it.
Your sea glass heart is beautiful and it matches your decor with perfection!
Thank you so much, Shae! I appreciate that.
Girl, you had me a sea glass. I’m a HUGE lover of colored glass of any kind. This is so pretty. LOVE, LOVE, Love it!
I love sea glass too! Obviously! LOL! I am glad you love it too.
What a perfect piece to add to your shelf. Jodi this is adorable and I love the colors. This would be so pretty hanging anywhere. I love it!
Thank you so much! I may just leave it on these shelves all year round. Cause, why not, right?
This is beautiful and so different. Love how it looks on your shelves too. Pinned!
Thank you so much, Cindy!
This is beautiful! Love the color! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Paula! I am glad you like it.
Super cute. I never would have thought to use the glass, but I love the look!
Thanks! Glad you like it!
I LOVE the color of this, such a twist on traditional Valentine’s colors!
Thank you so much, Pamela!
This is just so darling.. I love the colour seaglass you used and it blends in perfectly on that shelve!
Great job here!
I am glad you like it. I just love blues, as you can see from my decor. LOL
This is beautiful I love the colours that you chose it just blends in so well on this shelf , it was made for that spot!!
Thanks so much, Teresa!
Jodi this is so cute and goes perfectly with your beachy decor! I love it!
Thank you so much, Dori!
I love your take on this challenge! This is such an awesome heart ideas! I love the mosaic look.
I am so glad you like it! Thanks so much!
Jodi, this is so cute!! I love the sea glass, it adds the perfect touch to the hearts!! Sooo cute!!
Thanks so much, Emily! 🙂
Simple, beautiful and original !!! Good idea for a cool gift!
Thank you! I am so glad you like it!
An interesting gift idea! Simple, beautiful and original !!!