Make a magical garden stepping stone using colorful sea glass, shells, and other treasures found on the beach. You can also use marbles for this project.
I live near the beach and one of my favorite hobbies is collecting sea glass. These pieces of broken bottles and jars have been softened by the action of the waves and the grinding of the rocks on the shore. In some cases, the original colour morphs over time into something different and altogether more special. A couple of years ago I came up with the idea of creating a piece that captures that moment of when I find these treasures on the beach. It’s a glimmering mosaic of sea glass and shells preserve in a garden stepping stone.
How to Make a Sea Glass Stepping Stone
To see how to make the stone watch the video above. I’ve published full blog instructions for this project if you’d like further information. You can also make this project using marbles instead of sea glass — not everyone has the beach on their doorstep. Here are the materials you’ll need to get started:
- An old pan or plastic tub to use as a mould
- Cement and coarse aggregate. You can also use this prepared mixture
- Flat/matte white spray paint
- Silver spray paint
- Clear glossy spray paint
- Sea glass, stones, shells, pottery, and/or marbles
- A square of chicken wire (optional)