Candle Light shines through the Sea Glass
Use sea glass found on the beach to create this simple sea glass candle votive. Candle light shines through the glass, no glue or tools are required, and full DIY video at the end
Not counting the wonderful hours you can spend collecting sea glass on the beach, this diy project takes all of about ten minutes to complete. I thought of the idea when noticing how pretty the glass I found while beach combing was when held to the sun. Sandwiching the sea glass between two pieces of clear glass, such as two glasses, allows light from a candle to shine through and illuminate a dark room with softly coloured light.
Sandwich the sea glass between two glasses
The glasses I used were an old tea light glass and a squat Kilner/Mason jar that had lost its lid. You probably have a couple of glasses in your home that could work for this project but if not, look for second-hand items at your local charity and thrift shops.
Use your choice of sea glass to fill the space between but personally I decided on sticking with the lighter and brighter pieces since the idea was to place a small tea light in the centre. The flame from a tea light isn’t quite strong enough to shine through my darker pieces so I’m saving those ones for another project.
No glue or tools required to make a sea glass candle
Essentially, all you do is place one glass inside the other and fill the space between with sea glass. Making sure that the glasses allow for at least a centimeter of space between. That will give you plenty of space to fill with sea glass. No glue, tools, or any other equipment is needed. When you’re finished you have a beautiful handmade votive that you can keep or gift.
What I also like about my design is that it’s easy to change up the design or to clean. Since there aren’t any pieces glued in place you can literally dump the inner parts out. Then you can wash and rearrange as you’d like and you’re back in business with a fresh new design. Easy, fun, quick, creative, and beautiful. What else could you ask for in a rainy day project?