Sea Glass Ornaments

Sea Glass Ornaments

Who loves easy? (I see your hands raised). I do too! To be honest, I was surprised at how the DIY Sea Glass Vases went viral this spring. They seriously take no time or talent to make and look just as beautiful as Pottery Barn’s for a fraction of the price. So when I pulled out my Christmas boxes, I found a few clear glass ornaments I hadn’t sabotaged yet and thought, “Why not use the same technique to make these look like Sea Glass Ornaments for my Coastal Christmas Tree?” Voila people… welcome to the most simple Sea Glass Ornaments you have ever made!
 Sea Glass Ornaments

All you need to make Sea Glass Ornaments is:


Step 1) Clean your glass ornament with rubbing alcohol. This removes any grease that might exist on the glass and allows the paint to adhere best.

Step 2) Squirt on the MS Glass Paint and use your sponge dabber to evenly distribute the paint. (To create 3 different colors I used each color separately then I combined the Surf with the Sea Lavender). The sponge will leave a bit of texture on the ornament which will become more subtle as it dries. It actually adds a more authentic look to the glass bauble.

How to make a sea glass ornament

Step 3) Allow to dry and embellish (if desired) with shells, ribbon, charms, etc. I hot glued a few tiny shells to a bit of raffia tied around the base for one ornament, and tied a pretty silver sand dollar charm to another. It was from a broken piece of jewelry I had.
Sea Glass Ornaments by @sandandsisal

You should see how they glow at night with the Christmas lights! It’s beautiful! Sea Glass Ornaments

Make sure you see how they look on my Coastal Christmas Tree!

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  1. These are so unbelievably gorgeous… you kill it when it comes to coastal Christmas ideas! 🙂

  2. These are beautiful! They’ll make a great addition to my tree. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ahhh! Kim I love this idea. I’m all for easy these days! 🙂

  4. These are wonderful! I’m suddenly seeing a coastal inspiration for this year’s tree – which will be tiny since we’re renovating and don’t have a lot of free space right now! Almost thinking of buying a rosemary tree, decorating it, and planting it in the garden before we leave for the holidays!

  5. Those are awesome!! Now I know how I will be decorating my tree next year!! Pinned…so I don’t forget! 🙂

  6. These are gorgeous Kim! Love how you attached the shells too!

  7. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Love this tutorial.

  8. Oh so pretty! And very easy, which is right up my alley! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  9. LOVE these Kim! So simple and elegant!

  10. Very pretty and I love the blues 🙂

  11. These are beautiful! Great job!

  12. Did you only do one coat of paint? Mine aren’t looking super sea glass like. They are looking more frosted. HHMM

    • Hi Amy!
      It depends on the look you want. Some I did 2 coats, others just one. If you want more color then add a 2nd coat. There is no right or wrong way with these. Enjoy!

  13. That is absolutely wonderful!! I love putting up a Christmas tree during Christmas and seeing those Christmas ornaments makes me thing of redecorating my tree. However, Christmas is just around the corner so I think I am going to do this next time. I will surely pin this! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love these ornaments – so creative and beautiful! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  15. I saw your pin on pinterest and loved them. I have made them and I absolutely love them!

  16. Beautiful! Do you think you could use the plastic ones? Would that work?

  17. i love these. I tried the mod podge and paint but it didn’t work very well. Love the colors. Thanks

  18. LOVE these!!! I spend many childhood hours picking up sea glass along Lantana Beach (West Palm Beach) FL… brings back so great memories. Love your coastal tree also!!

  19. I wonder if you could use an already frosted ball of a darker color and then dab over it w Martha Stewart frost paint???


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