Sea Glass Monogram

Come on in and learn how to make your own sea glass monogram.  This one was originally posted over at Everything Etsy but I thought y’all might have missed it.  This week is Craft Lightning week and if you have missed any of the fun be sure to head over to the features for day 1day 2, day 3, and day 4. What is Craft Lightning?  I join up with 30 Minute Crafts and we both post a craft that takes 15 minutes or less to complete each morning.  Then each afternoon we both post a round up of quick crafts from around the web.  Want a chance to be featured?  Be sure to link up to the Craft Lightning linky party.  Now lets get crafty. I grabbed my sea glass collection and got creative with this one.  My sea glass monogram will make a lovely addition to your home plus it makes is a great way to display those vacation memories.
 

Sea Glass Monogram -- make this monogram art with your favorite sea glass pieces.  A fun way to display your treasures.

 
You will need some sea glass either collected from the beach or purchased.  I also used a shadowbox as shown below.  It is already painted white and has some fabric that I added over the back.  
 

Sea Glass Monogram -- make this monogram art with your favorite sea glass pieces.  A fun way to display your treasures.

I used a ruler to draw my monogram since ours is so simple.  You could also print a letter from the printer and trace it onto your fabric.

Sea Glass Monogram -- make this monogram art with your favorite sea glass pieces.  A fun way to display your treasures.

Then is it sort of like working a puzzle.  Add in pieces of sea glass here and there until you have completely filled your monogram.  I layered the sea glass on top of one another for a three dimensional effect as well.  I used hot glue to attach my sea glass pieces.

Sea Glass Monogram -- make this monogram art with your favorite sea glass pieces.  A fun way to display your treasures.

Once your monogram is filled completely with sea glass, just add it to your shadowbox for a fun addition to your beach themed decor.  Don’t hide your sea glass collection away in a box.  Display it with my sea glass monogram craft.

Sea Glass Monogram -- make this monogram art with your favorite sea glass pieces.  A fun way to display your treasures.

Want another idea for that collection of sea glass?  Be sure to check out my sea glass wind chimes as well.  Maybe your collection is large enough to make those and my sea glass monogram! 
Don’t miss the features from day 1day 2 , and day 3 of Craft Lightning as well.  Stay tuned right here for the rest of the week for more quick craft inspiration.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders plus a $200 giveaway

My chevron beach themed candle holders will put you in the mood for some sun and sand.  I am not headed to the ocean this year but I can bring a little of that beachy feel into my home.  These candle holders are super easy to make and are the perfect accent to any nautical themed decor.  DecoArt was kind enough to sponsor this post and offer a $200 giveaway at the end of this post for you.  The giveaway includes a $100 gift card to Michaels as well as a huge DecoArt prize pack so that you can make your own candle holders.  The prize pack contains so many glass painting goodies that some of my blog friends have joined in with me to bring you some beach themed glass paint inspiration.  Check out all of the links at the end of this post to get inspired.  
 
Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!
 
 

I grabbed a straight sided candle holder from the Dollar Tree.  The paints were provided by DecoArt and are their 3D Gloss Enamels Transparent Glass Writers.  I used green, turquoise, and blue.  Americana Glass Paints are available at Michaels, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, A.C. Moore, Beverly’s, and other fine craft retailers. For more information on Americana Glass Paints visit http://www.decoart.com/glasspaint.
 

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

Plus right now DecoArt has a buy 5 get $5 back rebate on glass paints. Be sure to read the fine print on the rebate form and then get a great deal on your own gloss enamels! 

 

Be sure to clean your glass well before beginning any glass paint project.  I always use rubbing alcohol for my projects.  I used my Silhouette to cut a few chevron shapes from vinyl.  The chevron shape really reminds me of waves in the ocean so I felt it was perfect for this project.  Adhere those shapes to your candle holder and burnish all of the edges well.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

Then just use your 3D Gloss Enamel writers to fill in the chevron shapes.  HINT:  I always insert my hand INSIDE my project while I am working on painting.  That way I can move my project around easily without touching the paint.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

I then peeled away my vinyl while the paint was still wet.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

Allow your paint to dry completely.  I love how the paint gets a see through quality that makes it look like stained glass.  I added some epsom salts and a battery operated tea light to my candle holder.  You could also fill with sand from the beach for even more nautical feel.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

All that is left is to add your chevron beach themed candle holder to your nautical display.  I love decorating portions of my home in a beach theme during the summer.  Or maybe add a project like this in the colors of your choice to any room in your home.  Enjoy this super simple quick and easy project this weekend.

Chevron Beach Themed Candle Holders -- use glass paints to create these great candle holders in minutes.  Bring a bit of the beach indoors this summer and add a nautical flair to your decor.  Plus there is also a $200 giveaway to enter in this post!

Now are you ready to enter a giveaway?  You could win a $100 Michaels gift card plus a huge prize pack of DecoArt glass paints.  Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US.  The winner will be displayed right here on the widget once the contest ends.  Good luck!

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Now hang on to your hats.  You will want to run out and buy some gloss enamels from DecoArt once you see what my blog friends were able to make with them.  Check out all of the inspiration below for some beachy fun!

 

This post and giveaway are sponsored by DecoArt.  All opinions and projects are my own.