I love a coastal Christmas themed tree, and it is truly made by these DIY sea glass ornaments.
We first introduced you to these ornaments when we originally made them for our 2013 Christmas tree. However, I recently realized that we never shared a tutorial for how to make them. So, today I am here sharing that tutorial with you.
Looking for other coastal Christmas decor ideas? We have years and years worth!
We often pair these faux sea glass ornaments with a rope garland, sea shell ornaments, and sand ball ornaments. Pretty much everything on our tree is a DIY because I just love crafting!
These sea glass ornaments are a really simple craft. The base is a clear fillable ornament ball. You can get these in glass or plastic in any craft store around the holidays. I recommend buying them in bulk because if you are making one of these ornaments, you might as well make a dozen!
The color on these ornaments is actually painted on the inside of the ornaments balls which keeps the paint from chipping or scratching over the years. Ours are 5 years old and still look as good as new.
You could add any color dye to the ornaments. I went with a blue-green color to look like sea glass.
Enjoy this simple tutorial and let me know if you try it yourself!
DIY Sea Glass Ornaments
What you need to make sea glass ornaments:
- Clear ball ornaments
- A jar that you don’t mind ruining (for mixing the dye) I used an old jelly jar
- Craft glue
- Food coloring or paint of choice
How to make sea glass Christmas ornaments:
- Mix your dye first. In the jar, mix glue and water until you get the consistency of maple syrup. Add dye or paint until you achieve the desired color.
- Pour the dye mixture into the glass ornament. Pour more than you think that you need.
- Swirl the dye around until you get full coverage on the inside of the ornament.
- Place the ornament upside down on the jar to allow the excess dye to drip out.
- Allow the ornament to dry upside down. Replace the hook when dry and hang from a ribbon or ornament hook. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite DIY ornament?
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