Sea Glass Garden Ornament

We’re getting ready for our annual group beach trip. It’s been a crazy summer and I am ready to take a vacation. While shopping I saw this bag of pretty sea glass and just had to make something with it.

Learn how to make sparkling sea glass ornaments for the garden.

I thought it would be nice to make flowers from this pretty glass. First I was thinking of a wall hanging but while I was waiting for my husband in Home Depot, I found this interesting looking post that you can put in your yard for signs. It almost looks like a flower.

Learn how to make sparkling sea glass ornaments for the garden.

I pictured the sea glass in the shape of a daisy or dahlia. I just needed something to glue the pieces to. So while I was making lunch I noticed the lid to my tuna can would make a great base for a flower. I use one of those can openers that separates the lid from the can, so there are no sharp edges.

I took the tuna lid and one from the black beans we had the day before and sprayed them will some silver spray paint to hide the stamp and make them uniform in color.

I researched the best glue for sea glass and found a product called E 6000. This glue can be found at any department, home improvement or craft store. E 6000 is heavy-duty and is said to be good for outdoor use. The fumes are pretty strong though, so try to work in a well ventilated area.

To begin, lay out your sea glass pieces first. Remove the pieces and line them up in order so you don’t have to re-think the layout while working with the glue. Place a little glue it on the lid where you want the first piece to go. I used the bottom of the lid where there is no lip. Then take your first piece add a little glue on it and place it on top of the glue on the lid. I started with the sides and added the little pieces in the middle last.

Learn how to make sparkling sea glass ornaments for the garden.

When you are finished allow your flower to dry for a couple of hours. Then glue it to the sign post by place glue on the post, and the back of the flower.

Allow the total project to dry overnight. Place in a pot or anywhere in the garden.

Learn how to make sparkling sea glass ornaments for the garden.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. What a neat idea – love this shade of blue. Hope you have fun at the beach, sounds wonderful.

    • Thanks Carole! I’m ready but will still be blogging and catching up on social media.
      Have a great one and thanks for stopping by.
      Patti

  2. I love this! Thanks for posting….I’m gonna have to make some of these for me & my mom….

  3. We’re going to friends on the weekend. She is a sea glass nut!! Now I know what I’m making as a hostess gift. Thanks for this terrific idea!!!

    • Hi Heather,

      So glad you liked it. The glue was a little on the stinky side so beware. Maybe on a porch would be a good place to work. I’m sure your friend will love this project. I’m all about hostess gifts. Have a great trip!
      Patti

  4. Hey Patti, You did great job and make flower from glass are looking so pretty. wonderful idea and thank for sharing it with us.

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