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

 

An Accidental Wreath | An accidental wreath

Oh happy accident! Don’t you just love it when things are just too easy?

I bought some greens from the florist as extras for the post on herbed Easter eggs. For the photo of the eggs I quickly wrapped the greens into a circle and secured with a bit of florist wire and oh happy accident I got a fabulous little wreath. Two minutes… tops. Grabbed a few flowers from another arrangement and viola! Love this.

Natural greens

Green wreath

Green wreath with white flowers