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DIY Sea Glass Decor Created With Salt Shakers And Spray Paint

Use a can of sea glass spray paint to make sea glass decor using glass salt and pepper shakers or any clear glass bottles. 

glass salt and pepper shakers (3)

I keep a supply of glass salt and pepper shakers on hand because there is so much you can do with them. If you don’t have any shakers or glass pieces head to the thrift store. Speaking of which….today is Thrift Store Decor Day so stay around for the tour.

Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint Sea Foam color

I selected three shakers in different sizes and painted them with Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint, color sea foam. I sprayed three light coats of paint on the bottles.

glass bottles painted with sea glass spray paint (3)

Now, the bottles looked nice but they needed to be decorated.

supplies for sea glass project (2)

I went to my stash of seashells and beachy stuff and pulled out a few things to work with.

use sea glass to decorate bottles

I found a little bag of real sea glass I ordered on eBay years ago, thinking I would glue some pieces to one of the bottles.

use hot glue to adhere sea glass to salt and pepper shakers

I spread hot glue over the sides of the bottle a little less than halfway up and tried pressing and rolling the bottle over the sea glass. It wasn’t a perfect plan. After many tries and adding more glue to the bottle suface, I was finally satisfied.

hot glue sisal rope to glass

For the other two bottles I hot glued various items to them including sisal rope, a seashell, starfish, and twine.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles made with Krylon Spray Paint (5)

And that was about it for the project. So easy. I have to stop myself sometimes from over decorating items.

how to use Krylon Sea Glass spray paint on glass bottles (3)

The “greenery” is a few branches I pulled from a faux flower stem. I didn’t have any seagrass or beachy-looking greenery to put in the bottles. It works.

decorate glass salt and pepper shakers with sea glass spray paint

I hot glued a small seashell over the sisal rope where it was glued together on the backside of the starfish bottle.

DIY Sea Glass Bottles made with Spray Paint

Even though sea glass is beachy or coastal-style decor, the faux hydrangea stuck in the starfish bottles doesn’t look too bad. This project was inspired by the sea glass bottles my friend Sarah, Sadie Seasongoods made.

how to use Krylon Sea Glass spray paint on glass bottles (2)

How about it? Do you like the bottles and the three different looks? Remember to decorate with uneven numbers….1, 3, 5, etc. It’s time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the blog links below the “before” makeovers photo collage….


thrift store decor finds August 2023

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
Key Cabinet | Easy Makeover– My Repurposed Life
DIY Sea Glass Bottles – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
DIY Halloween Art – Our Southern Home
Botanical Prints On Woven Mats – Sadie Seasongoods
Vintage Scale Repurpose – House Of Hawthornes
Updated Wicker Baskets – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Thrifted Coffee Grinder Makeover – Organized Clutter
Decoupaged Mannequin Head – Shop At Blu


Faux Sea Glass Bottles

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. They look like real sea glass! I’d love to try this look on something soon!

  2. These are a BRILLIANT upcycle Kathy! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth

  3. LOVE how these bottles turned out!!
    Please join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

  4. I really love how these salt shakers turned out with the sea glass paint, so pretty. I really love the beachy embellishments.

  5. I love how that paint looks in the end! So cute with your embellishments, too- I can’t decide which one I like best!