Fake a beach glass look

Are you landlocked but still want the look of beach glass?  I have found the easiest diy ever to fake the look of depression glass or beach glass using junk store glassware.

faux beach glass

Fake beach glass bowls

Using matte finish mode podge, food colouring and any glass vessel around you can easily create a pretty decorative piece. Certainly not for use with food but these would be lovely for display as a group at a beachy themed wedding or party.

I picked up a couple of very inexpensive pieces of glassware at Value Village. I think pieces with a lot of texture work best for this application but you can try any sort of finish. I mixed matte mode podge with food colouring drops until I got the colour I wanted and started painting. I applied two coats, letting the first dry for about an hour in between. That it! The finish is a lovely soft matte just like beach glass and imagine the variations in colour you can work with.

Beach glass bowls

 

Faux Delft Ornaments

Delft pottery is traditional blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands. I’ve created some lovely little Delft-inspired ornaments which are pretty on a tree branch coated with mode podge and epsom salts.

faux delft ornaments

blue and white ornament

I used oven bake clay that was rolled out flat, I pressed a mould into the surface and cut out circles with a cookie cutter. After curing in the oven I wiped the raised pattern of the hardened ornament with an indigo paint. On another version I painted the whole surface and wiped off the excess to create a tone on tone effect.

 

Cheers to a Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas cocktail

You’re exhausted because the house is decorated, the tree is lit and glowing, the fire is crackling and you look fabulous. You need a drink that does justice to all this hard work. So cheers to a Blue Christmas!

Blue Christmas

  • 1 cup vodka or rum
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces blue Curaçao
  • 2 tbps lime juice

Combine all in a cocktail shaker of ice, shake and strain into glass.

 

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