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DIY: Sea Glass Bottles

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I Love the frosted colors in Beach Glass.

You will need :

* Mod Podge (or watered down white glue :3 parts glue to 1 part water)

* Food coloring ( I used the neon colors, that’s what I have on hand. )

* Dish washing liquid

* Sponge paint brush

* Clean and dry clear bottles ( I like the shapes of small vinegar, syrup, tabasco sauce, or jars, even canning jars)

* Matte Varnish Sealer (or spray sealer)

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Directions:

Cover your work surface with newspaper or a paper sack or whatever you’d like to keep from staining the area.

Now for the mixing:

I poured a little of the Mod Podge in a bowl. Then added 3 drops of the blue food coloring and 1 drop of green to get the aqua color I was going for. You can mix whatever color you want, there are no rules. I then added a few drops of dish soap. I think it may help it become frosted and not clear, and it also helps make clean up easier.  I was going for beach glass I didn’t want just a tinted glass like some of the blue mason glass tutorials. I found adding the dish soap helped that for some reason as well as using Mod Podge Matt Finish.

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Then I mixed it all together:

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Started applying it:

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I like to be able to add fresh flowers to the container so I opted for coloring the outside of the bottle, so water could be added inside if desired. I gave it an even coat , then let it dry. It you want more intense color add 2-3 coats allowing it to dry in between each coat.

Drying:

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There are a few subtle streaks sometimes, I didn’t mind them. It may depend on how thick the mod podge/ glue mixture is and also the surface of the glass. I had some with slight streaks and others with none at all using the same mixture. If you don’t like the results, wash it off and try again before the next step of adding a varnish sealer.

I am giving my bottles a coat of matt varnish to seal the color. If you don’t put a sealer over it, it will wash right off.

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This is how mine turned out:

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