When I saw the Color of the Month for June was Seabreeze, my first thought was beach glass being tossed around deposited on land by the endless waves. Sadly I live in a landlocked state so I don’t have the opportunity to find or collect on the beach myself so I decided to improvise. Flattened glass marbles are easily found at many retailers so they were an easy choice to create this faux beach glass votive holder.
Time: 45 minutes + dry time
Gather about 50 or so flattened glass marbles, and StazOn Studio Glaze in Blue Hawaii and Emerald City.
Dispense a dot of Studio Glaze onto one of the marbles and spread the medium over the top and sides of the marble with a paintbrush or your fingertip. Vary the application of the medium so there are areas with thinner and thicker coats which will produce a number of color variations.
Repeat until you have roughly one-third of the marbles covered with Blue Hawaii. Let these marbles dry naturally.
Apply Emerald City Studio Glaze to approximately one-third of the marbles as in steps 2 and 3. Leave the remaining third of the flattened marbles uncolored.
While the flattened marbles are drying, cover a mason jar lid with Rinea Silver Starstruck foiled paper.
Adhere a piece of cork to the bottom of the lid. This will become the base for the candle holder.
Place a votive candle in the center of the lid base to use as a guide for placement of the flattened marbles.
Use a hot glue gun to adhere the marbles to the base.
Continue to build layers of flattened marbles until the walls reach their desired height. There are 6 layers of 8 marbles used in this example. Adhere decorative jute ribbon around the edge of the base of the votive holder. Enjoy!
- Flattened Marbles
- Mason Jar Lid
- Rinea – Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper
- May Arts – Jute Ribbon
- Battery Operated Votive Candle
- Hot Glue Gun