As you know I have been focused on sharing holiday craft projects, but when I saw this project on ‘The Country Chic Cottage’ that I am about to share with you, it was time to take a break and dig in with both feet on this one because I love mason jar crafts and I love sea glass. Used together, you can create the most amazing Sea Glass Mason Jar Luminary that shimmers with dazzling color when lit. The result is breaktaking!
You need only a few materials to create this beautiful candle holder that is so easy to make. It’s more time consuming than anything. It’s important to use the right kind of glue for this and Krazy Glue is highly recommended for its quick drying and strong bond.
What you will need:
- mason jar
- krazy glue brand super glue
- sea glass pieces
- air dry clay in white
- jute or twine
- seashell (optional)
I started with my jar laying flat on my surface and started fitting in my sea glass like puzzle pieces. I held each piece for literally just a few seconds and had no issues with anything moving on me. Continue this process rolling the jar to work on each section until the jar is filled with sea glass up to the threaded part of the jar.
Next we will fill in the spaced between the sea glass. Start with small pieces of the clay and work them into long skinny “snakes” as shown below. NOTE: I am working on a mat that will not adhere to the clay.
Start at the bottom of the jar, taking pieces of your clay “snake” and start working it around the sea glass pieces. Continue working it until the entire jar is filled in with clay and you have a gorgeous sea glass mason jar as shown below.
I used a clay tool to smooth the clay out some before allowing it to dry. You could use anything with a rounded tip (a pen?). Then just allow your clay to air dry. You will want to add something to the top to cover the threaded portion of your jar. I just used some white jute twine and wrapped it around. I also added a sea shell with a drilled hole to the front when I tied off the twine.
That’s all there is to it. You are now ready to add a candle or tea lights and display your beautiful Sea Glass Mason Jar Luminary. These would make amazing holiday gifts for friends and family anytime of the year. I’ve seen items like this as retail stores that sell for quite a bit of money. Your friends and family will definitely compliment your crafting skills when they see this.
To see the original tutorial, please visit the wonderful website The Country Chic Cottage. They have a lot of nice ideas. Be sure to check them out.
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