Do you love to collect beach glass when you go to the ocean or lake? If so, here are ways to save and display your sea glass.
Sea glass can be found on beaches all over the world, and therefore is often collected by travelers as they stroll along beaches and parks. Sea glass is broken bits of glass that have been smoothed and softened by the sandy and salty waters, giving them the look of gems. These pretty bits of glass are sometimes called Beach Glass because they can be found on the shores of lakes and rivers as well as ocean beaches. If you need help finding these pretty bits f colored glass, use these tips for when and where to find beach glass. Whether you call it sea glass or beach glass, it is fun to collect and can be a fun way to remember your favorite trips and beaches.
What exactly can you do with sea glass besides toss it in a plastic bag? Luckily, there are many great ways to display it and turn it into little pieces of art. Take a look below at 7 Ways to Save and Display Sea Glass so you can make the most of your finds too!
7 Ways to Save and Display Sea Glass
Before you decide how to display your beach glass, consider the quality of the glass. If it is still clear or partially clear and has some sharp edges, display it in a manner that will keep it out the hands of young children who could get cut on a sharp edge. If you have children under the age of three, then even if you have high quality, frosted sea glass with rounded edges, you will want to display it out of reach of the children.
1. Display it in Mason jars.
Take clear mason jars and add your collection of sea glass. You can divide the glass by color or mix it all together. When it is half full you can even add a battery-operated votive to turn it into a centerpiece or decor piece.
2. Frame it.
Take a shadow box frame and fill it up with the sea glass. You can also glue the pieces of sea glass to a piece of matting and frame it. This is a great way to display the glass as a work of art and add some decor to your walls.
3. Make mini time capsules.
Take test tubes (found at your local craft store) and fill them with the sea glass and add a cork. You can then write the date and location you found the glass on the tube, or add the information with a tag. if you want you can add a little sand and/or small seashells. It makes the perfect mini time capsule.
4. Make a centerpiece
Fill a bowl, tray, or metal pie tin with sea glass then add battery-operated votives. It makes a nice centerpiece and the sea glass will sparkle against the light. This would be especially pretty for a beach-themed party or wedding.
5. Use it as vase fillers.
5. Use it as vase fillers.
Before adding your water and flowers, put some sea glass at the bottom of your clear vase. It will add some color and texture and is a great way to show it off while also displaying the flowers you choose.
6. Decorate your garden.
Toss sea glass into your garden, planters, and flower beds. They will sparkle when the sun hits them and it adds the perfect amount of color to the space too. Keep adding more glass to your garden and over the years you will have quite the collection.
7. Store it in linen bags.
Find linen drawstring bags at your local craft store. Fill them with sea glass. This will keep them safe and you can easily pull them out when you want to look at them. You can also hang them from car mirrors or hooks.
Sea glass is so fun to collect, and now you know 7 creative ways to save and display it too! Give these tips for displaying sea glass a try and see which one you like best.