Faux Beach Glass Mosaic Glassware

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt, who provided paints for this project. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tutorial: Faux Sea Glass Glassware

I collect a lot of things, and beach glass (sometimes also called sea glass) is one of those things. But even with a big collection, sometimes I just don’t have enough pieces in the right sizes or colors to make something I envision become reality. So when DecoArt sent me a big box of glass paints to try and I saw that some of the paints had a frosted finish, the first thing that came to mind was making a faux beach glass mosaic! Keep reading to find out how to make your own beach-inspired glassware, plus enter to win a prize package worth $200 and find out how you can save $5 on DecoArt glass paints so you can try this project for yourself. This is just one of many great glass paint projects being shared today; check out the links at the end of this post for even more ideas!

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You Need:

  • Glassware
  • Masking Tape
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • DecoArt Americana 3D Frost Gloss Enamels paint writers

Watch the video for a how-to on the painting technique!

If you have any trouble with the video, here is a summary of the how-to:

masked glasses

Step 1: Mask off the area that will be painted. Keep paint away from any place that will come into direct contact with food or drink. (Or your lips!) Wipe the area clean with rubbing alcohol.

painting faux sea glass

Step 2: Use the glass paint writers to outline and fill in the shapes of glass pieces. Leave small gaps between the shapes. Work all the way around the masked off area.

faux beach glass mosaic glassware

Step 3: Remove tape and allow paint to dry. Follow the instructions on the bottle to cure the paint in the oven and make it dishwasher safe!

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  1. Diana Barton says

    Love the look of beach glass, but after moving back from the coast to Illinois 20 years ago, I don’t have too many chances to get it!
    What a great chance to enjoy the look.

  2. Patti T says

    My son is co-owner of a sea glass jewelry company, I would love to make these glasses to give to him and his co-owner. They look fantastic.

  3. kara burns says

    These paints are amazing! I love sea glass, but I don’t live in an area where there is a beach! Would love to do this project on a bowl!

  4. says

    I would do over our sharpie on coffee mug project that did not work. It was so disappointing to the kids when tgeir art just cc anished upon washing.

  5. Amy Chadbourne says

    I have a large old window that I want to make look like stained glass. These paints would certainly help with that project!

  6. Megan Gardner says

    I would probably start with decorating some mirrors. I have a set that I hang like a mosaic and it would be super cool to color a few or add little details.

  7. Penny H. (Kindred Hearts) says

    I have some glassware just CRYING OUT for decorations…I have so many ideas and this would MAKE ME have to start! :) Thanks for the chances to win!

  8. Tracy C. says

    I would paint my nails with the paint, I hear it works well. Also and friend got me into painting canvases, really working on my artistic-ness! :)

  9. says

    I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! I am totally into painting on fabric right now, and I am sure after seeing this, the transition to painting on everything glass will happen soon…especially if I win the giveaway! thanks,
    nat :)

  10. Renee Kern says

    One of the things I would make is decorate a dog treat jar for my step-dad. He makes homemade dog biscuits for his dog.

  11. Denise Wilson says

    I would probably attempt some flower vases with this set. And I would purchase some crafty things for the kids homeschooling.

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