Sea Glass Foraging + Project Ideas
Inexpensive ‘Sea Jewels’ for DIY Projects
For those who love a good DIY, you’ll know that free craft materials that look incredible are rare. One of the exceptions is sea glass and if you live near the beach you potentially have a treasure trove of sea jewels to find!
One of my favourite hobbies (aside from gardening) is looking for sea glass on the beach. New pieces are unearthed after storms and one of my hunting grounds is also near a couple of old shipwrecks. That means that pieces of old pottery and glass show up regularly. Watch the video below to see my spot ↓
Trash to Treasure
Sea glass is a true trash-to-treasure success story. It all begins as broken glass and bottles that find its way into the sea. Over time, the waves and shore smooth and polish it into pieces of soft glass that can be used to make beautiful pieces for the home and garden. Here are 30 sea glass craft ideas including jewelry, candles, and a sea glass stepping stone.
Help keep the beaches tidy
Even though sea glass has humble origins as waste, please don’t throw more glass into the sea. It really doesn’t need any more trash than is already floating around in its waters (you’ll see what I mean in the video).
Instead, visit the beach, collect sea glass to take home and bring an extra bag to fill with any rubbish you find. Where there’s a beach, there inevitably will be plastic bottles, straws, and other trash. Take it home with you to recycle or bin and consider your beach combing finds a reward for good work 🙂