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I know, I know.. way too early for thoughts of Christmas right?!? Well, we are visiting the beautiful Avon, NC this weekend. It is truly our happy place. My mom, aka Nina, asked if my daughter Emma, and I would craft with her this weekend and she wanted to make some pretty ornaments using "bits and pieces" of her extensive collection of sea glass. So here we are! We'll be back on tract with teacher appreciation ideas next week.
Nina has collected fish fulls of beautiful treasures from the sea to pass down to my sister and I, and her grandchildren. Inspired by an ornament she received last year at Christmas as a gift from her sister, she wanted to make some using glass from her collection.
Here are the materials we used:
Paint - This wasn't part of the original plan, but thank goodness for the local Dollar Tree that saved the day
Brushes - The local Dollar Tree did not have tiny paint brushes, but they did have makeup brushes and they worked perfect in a pinch!
Small Pieces of Sea Glass
Next it was time to put our creativity to the test! We first searched through her collection finding the smallest pieces of glass, including these really neat pieces of tempered sea glass to use to create Christmas themed designs. Using the E6000 Craft Adhesive we secured the glass pieces to the tiles, painted some details, and added bails to the back so they may be hung.
These make unique handmade Christmas gifts!
What kinds of things are you doing with sea glass? We would love to see your creations or how you display your collections. Share in our comment feed below!