Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sea glass heart wreaths

Summer brings with it collections of pebbles at the river, shells and beach glass at the shore or interesting bits of driftwood. Wondering what to do with all those little bits and pieces?
  • collection of glass or shells
  •  a hot glue gun
  • wire or string to hang it up with
1.    Cut out the shape you want (heart star) on paper and use it as a guide. Today I'm choosing a simple heart.
2.    Arrange the glass roughly in the position you want it to be onto of the paper. We will use this as a guide when gluing.

3.    From there it's time to start gluing! Beach glass adheres very well with hot glue. Just make sure your glass is clean before you start, and remember that less is more. The glass doesn't weight that much so use a little glue as possible. You don't want glue coming out from under your pieces.
4.    When you've finished your shape, remove the guide and check in between the glass pieces to ensure that there aren't any glue strings. If there are gently pull them off.
5.    Now you're ready to slip some string or wire behind it and place it into a wall to hang. I hung mine in my garden. *** I have also seen someone make one by winding the wire around the sea glass. This would be a good idea if you didn’t have a hot glue gun.  I have also made twig heart wreaths if you’re interested.
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