Make coastal bottle decor to bring the beach home.
I miss living on an island and spending days at the beach. I’m land locked now, but I find crafty ways to bring the beach home. These pretty glass bottles are surprisingly easy to make, and they make beautiful pieces of home decor.
Supplies Used to Make Coastal Bottle Decor:
- Glass bottles of various sizes
- Glass Paint and/or Mod Podge Colors
- Glue gun
- E-6000 glue
- Dowel rod
- Shells and coral
Clean and dry the glass bottle thoroughly. I used one apple juice jar and one bottle from the craft store.
Pour a generous amount of the glass paint or the tinted Mod Podge into the bottle. Swirl the paint around inside the jar until the interior is covered with paint. Leave the bottle upside down for at least an hour to let the excess paint drip out. I place the bottles upside down on old plastic containers to let the paint drip out.
I used both white and light blue frosted glass paints in one bottle and swirled them around to mix them slightly. I used and Podge Sheer color in the other glass bottle.
Let the paint dry completely. This takes 24-48 hours.
Paint the metal lid of the bottle. Use E-6000 glue to adhere a branch of coral to the lid. To keep the coral from slipping off while the glue dries, I use a bit of hot glue to hold the piece in place.
Glue a dowel rod inside a shell. Cut the rod so that about 1/2 inch remains. Make a small hole in the cork top, and glue the dowel rod into the cork.
Step six: Embellish the neck of the bottle with twine.
I love the finished piece! The soothing colors and pretty beach souvenirs make me feel like I’m back at the beach. Have fun crafting and creating coastal decor for your home!
I originally published this project on the HomeDIT site, where I was a contributor.