Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt, who provided paints for this project. All opinions are 100% my own.
I collect a lot of things, and beach glass (sometimes also called sea glass) is one of those things. But even with a big collection, sometimes I just don’t have enough pieces in the right sizes or colors to make something I envision become reality. So when DecoArt sent me a big box of glass paints to try and I saw that some of the paints had a frosted finish, the first thing that came to mind was making a faux beach glass mosaic! Keep reading to find out how to make your own beach-inspired glassware, plus enter to win a prize package worth $200 and find out how you can save $5 on DecoArt glass paints so you can try this project for yourself. This is just one of many great glass paint projects being shared today; check out the links at the end of this post for even more ideas!
- Masking Tape
- Rubbing alcohol
- DecoArt Americana 3D Frost Gloss Enamels paint writers
Watch the video for a how-to on the painting technique!
If you have any trouble with the video, here is a summary of the how-to:
Step 1: Mask off the area that will be painted. Keep paint away from any place that will come into direct contact with food or drink. (Or your lips!) Wipe the area clean with rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Use the glass paint writers to outline and fill in the shapes of glass pieces. Leave small gaps between the shapes. Work all the way around the masked off area.
Step 3: Remove tape and allow paint to dry. Follow the instructions on the bottle to cure the paint in the oven and make it dishwasher safe!
Americana Glass Paints are available at Michaels, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, A.C. Moore, Beverly’s, and other fine craft retailers. For more information on Americana Glass Paints visit http://www.decoart.com/glasspaint.
Terri Herman says
I would decorate some tshirts if I won the paints.
That looks awesome! Would make a great Christmas gift for my in-laws’ beach house!
Diana Barton says
Love the look of beach glass, but after moving back from the coast to Illinois 20 years ago, I don’t have too many chances to get it!
What a great chance to enjoy the look.
Love this and plan to do something similar with a glass tray I bought years ago that needs a little something added to it.
I love this idea!
I would make a lot of flower vases with these paints!
Patti T says
My son is co-owner of a sea glass jewelry company, I would love to make these glasses to give to him and his co-owner. They look fantastic.
I would give this to my sister as an early birthday present.
Kathy (Kangaroo Mama) says
I’d love to do some painting with my daughter on some blank wood shapes!
I would use them to decorate glass Christmas ornaments.
Cindy Smith says
I make jewelry such as earrings and necklaces. I would like to try this paint on some glass tiles.
I would use the gift card for scrapbooking supplies .
I’d love to use them in my Art class with my students!!
Just love theseeee, wanna try themmmm..
Elizabeth Truett says
My sons and I would make candle holders and decorate picture frames.
kara burns says
These paints are amazing! I love sea glass, but I don’t live in an area where there is a beach! Would love to do this project on a bowl!
I would do over our sharpie on coffee mug project that did not work. It was so disappointing to the kids when tgeir art just cc anished upon washing.
Theresa H says
I’d love to paint some sun catchers, just to start.
Tara Elsbury says
The possibilities are endless!!!
Amy B says
I would try this sea glass craft!
Amy Chadbourne says
I have a large old window that I want to make look like stained glass. These paints would certainly help with that project!
Megan Gardner says
I would probably start with decorating some mirrors. I have a set that I hang like a mosaic and it would be super cool to color a few or add little details.
I would make decorative candle holders for my wedding.
A Paolillo says
Glass bottles for display
Penny H. (Kindred Hearts) says
I have some glassware just CRYING OUT for decorations…I have so many ideas and this would MAKE ME have to start! 🙂 Thanks for the chances to win!
vanessa dalton says
I would make vases for family and friends for Christmas.
Kathryn Evans says
I think I would make those glasses. I never realized that it would look so awesome.
Tracy C. says
I would paint my nails with the paint, I hear it works well. Also and friend got me into painting canvases, really working on my artistic-ness! 🙂
Mandy Bert says
Hope I win! This is a great giveaway!
Love glass paint, would love to win some!
This is too cool, thank you for being so sweet to your readers!
debbie kromka says
WOW! i would LOVE to try these paints! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Laura Sanchez says
I’m thinking Christmas ornaments 😉
Marcie M. says
What an awesome idea! I love sea glass!
I love this, very cute!
Nat :) says
I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! I am totally into painting on fabric right now, and I am sure after seeing this, the transition to painting on everything glass will happen soon…especially if I win the giveaway! thanks,
Charlotte Greer says
I love these paints and the great ideas
Misty Hunter says
I love this!!
I would decorate some vases.
Renee Kern says
One of the things I would make is decorate a dog treat jar for my step-dad. He makes homemade dog biscuits for his dog.
Denise Wilson says
I would probably attempt some flower vases with this set. And I would purchase some crafty things for the kids homeschooling.
Welp time to go the thrift store to get some nice glassware! It would look great in my dorm.
Sarah Moses says
I have some old windows I’ve been waiting to revamp, maybe some artwork on them would be fun.
I would paint a set of white dinnerware.
I would create trivets for the kitchen.
Ann Strecko Koeman says
I would paint some old windows and hang them as art in my porch.
Janiel H. says
I would use it for some Christmas gifts and decorations, as well as for some fun home decor.
Cheryl Inga says
I would decorate a mirror for my beachy bathroom
I would love to decorate some glasses like this! I know some teens who would love it too!!
I recently found an awesome mirror at a yard sale and I’ve been wanting to write a quote on it.
Cynthia M. says
Love painting on glass! Fun, quick and always appreciated as a gift!
Amy R says
Glittery Christmas decor!
Awesome tutorial! Love having individual pieces in my cupboard that no one else will have 🙂
Margaret Warren says
I love how you painted the glass. I know its not easy to do but you nailed it! You are such an artist! http://www.seaglass.us/
Rose Evans. says
I would make things for our craft sale, Rose.