I have a large collection of beach glass sitting in bowls and getting dusty so I was really excited to find the beach glass votive used as an example in an earlier post. I have had a hard time finding appealing ways to use my precious collection but I think I’ve finally found something I like.
I bought a small glass votive at the dollar store to use as a base so I wasn’t trying to build from scratch and it would be safe and fire-proof. I then used my smallest pieces and built the veneer of beach glass like a brick wall. I used my hot glue gun and wasn’t too concerned with being super particular about neatness.
This was very easy to make and it looks really pretty when lit from within. Other than the blister on my thumb where I fused some glass to the skin I love the result.
P.S. I started to use tweezers to manipulate the little pieces of glass after the unfortunate glass/skin incident.
You can see in the photo below my slightly messy glue application. I don’t think it detracts from the look at all.