I collect a lot of things…sea glass and river glass included. Here’s a fun way to display a sea glass collection out in the open using a glass box:
I call mine river glass because it comes from the banks of the Tuckasegee River here in Bryson City…sometimes I find it on the lake bed too:
I started with a simple glass display box from Michaels Stores…they have a great selection this spring in the floral section. I used my Cricut Machine to cut a vinyl stencil but you can also cut your own just using an Exacto knife or razor blade:
I masked off the areas where I don’t want paint to go:
I sprayed a light coat of white spray paint for my letters but you can also use frosted glass spray or glass etching cream like I did on this etched soap bottle project.
I just used spray paint because it’s quick, the only drawback is that it can’t get a lot of rough handling or the paint might scratch off. I carefully peeled off the stencil to reveal the letters:
And my project was done just like that. I display this box with some of the other shadow boxes I use to corral collections. Now all river glass has a place in our home!
Refreshing your home for spring is as easy as swapping out a few décor pieces or adding pretty faux florals. Make sure to check out my succulent project I did last month. Michaels has everything you need to get started….including an entire selection of pretty glass boxes for the Spring!
Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing a few more display ideas this month using shadow boxes.