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DIY Decorative Sea Glass Balls

DIY Decorative Sea Glass Balls

When I find something I really want, but can’t afford, I don’t just say “oh well” and forget about it. I usually think one of these two thoughts…Does anyone sell it for less? OR How can I make it for less?
I couldn’t get these fishing floats out of my head. I really wanted a billion of them but they were just too much $$$. I had bought one and I wasn’t satisfied. I could sense a future collection just waiting to be collected. Sooooo, I made my own decorative sea glass balls. Now they aren’t just like the glass ones I fell in love with but they are still pretty cool.  I used the same technique HERE on a mason jar.  They are frosty as oppose to being transparent. Do I still want the glass ones? Yes. But these will do.  I do love how these can add a subtle touch of coastal theme to your summer decor without being cheesy.

Here’s what you need to make your own

-Some sort of round clear object. I used 12 Christmas ornaments.

How to

Get your spay painting station ready. You want to be able to spray the entire ball.
Here’s mine.Christmas ornament Diy ProjectPINIMAGE
Give the outside of the balls a few coats of the spray paint. Remember to take these outside when you do the spray paint.
Let them dry and the they’re done!
I spray painted one batch with the color Sea Foam.
I painted another batch with the color Aqua. And then applied two coats of Sea Foam over it. The Aqua was way too blue for me so adding the Sea Foam gave it a nice “sea glass” color.
Be careful, they scratch easily. One amazing reader suggested using a sealant but I didn’t try it yet. I’m not sure if they will keep their frosty look with a sealant.

Don’t they pair nicely with my weather wood beads (tutorial cumming soon)?  So summery! So beachy! Please let me know on Instagram or Facebook if you try this out! I’d love to hear from you!

 

And remember, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.

Kendra

 

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