For us, sea glass is one of the most beautiful things to come from the sea. It's the combination of the manmade and natural world coming to create colourful smooth sea glass. It's also pretty nostalgic, all kids have collected sea glass from the beach before and been amazed by its varied colours and textures. But collecting is only good when you have something to make with all your newly found treasures!


We've collected 12 sea glass crafts which included everything from jewellery projects to home DIYs. We've also let you know what type of glue is best for your sea glass crafts so everything stays sturdy and in place. All you need to do is head down to the beach and get collecting.

For more fun upcycling projects head over to our recycled craft ideas which is full of creative projects that are good for the planet and your bank balance.

Best glue for sea glass crafts

You can use most types of strong glue on your sea glass crafts but the best will be wood glue. Glue guns and super glue will work for thin, light pieces but for larger crafts and larger pieces of sea glass, it's best to use wood glue.

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Now you've got your glue and sea glass handy here's 12 crafts to do with sea glass!

12 sea glass crafts

1. Sea glass mobile

sea glass crafts wind chime

The most popular sea glass crafts are mobiles. Whether you want to keep yours in your home or out use The Country Chic Cottage's free tutorial and let the light catch your gorgeous glass.

2. Sea glass candle

sea glass crafts candle

Upgrade your plain tea light holders with Lovely Greens sea glass craft. It's really simple you just fill your clear candle holder with your sea glass and let the light glow through (using a battery operated tea light of course!) Place them around your bath and relax.

3. Sea glass earrings

sea glass crafts earrings

Treasure your sea glass forever by wearing it! Art Jewellery Elements shows you how to turn your sea glass into simple and oh so delicate earrings. They'd make beautiful gifts or keepsakes for your loved ones.

4. Sea glass mirror

sea glass crafts mirror decoration

Sea glass can be used all around the home for DIY projects and this mirror upcycle by Odyssey Sea Glass is a winner. It'll upgrade any plain mirrors you have and will look great in the bathroom. Odyssey Sea Glass has lots of great sea glass crafts over on their blog!

5. Sea glass resin coasters

sea glass crafts resin coaster

Lovely Indeed has used her sea glass collection as decorate in her beautiful resin coasters! This is a great way to use your sea glass and if you hold them to the light they'll glow for you. If you're interested in resin you can learn all about it and discover 39 resin crafts in our guide.

6. Wrapped sea glass necklaces

sea glass crafts necklaces

How beautiful are these wrapped sea glass pendants? Amsterdam and Beyond teach you how to wrap wire around your sea glass to create unique necklaces that your friends and family will love. These would make lovely, affordable and most importantly handmade presents!

7. Sea glass artwork

sea glass crafts art

Turn sea glass into chic artwork for your home with From China Villages lovely DIY. Affordable artwork is our favourite.

8. Summer sea glass serving tray

Sea Glass Tray

Celebrate summer with Sand and Sisal's mosaic sea glass serving tray. Pick up an old tray from a charity shop and use all your sea glass pieces to give it a makeover. Make sure you head over to our upcycle section here on Gathered for more crafty upgrades.

9. Sea glass cards

sea glass crafts cards

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If you search on Pinterest there's loads of amazing cards people have made using sea glass. You can use these as inspiration for your own DIY sea glass cards or support a small business by buying some! We love this cute house warming card by Beach Jewels Designs.

10. Sea glass bowl

sea glass crafts bowl

Make your own sea glass bowl, planter or trinket dish with Home Talk's free tutorial. All you'll need is an old bowl, your sea glass and some glue!

11. Sea glass wreath

sea glass crafts wreath

This little sea glass wreath is by All Things Heart and Home and we love it as an all-round decoration. It would look cute hanging in the windows to catch the summer light or on the Christmas tree for a festive minimal touch.

12. Sea glass monogram

sea glass monogram

Make your initials from sea glass with The Country Chic Cottage's monogram tutorial. This would be a great activity to do with the kids. Get them to collect their sea glass then spell their name! For more kids activities head to our crafts for kids section.


We hope you've enjoyed our sea glass crafts round up! Enjoy the sun and get crafty with our free tutorial. We've also got 12 of the best summer sewing patterns and a beach bag knitting pattern to get your wardrobe ready for the sunshine.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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