She sprinkles sand on a plain glass bottle. A few steps later? This decorating technique is gorgeous!

You’d be surprised how easy it is to transform some discarded glass bottles into beautiful beachy vases using just a few simple supplies!
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I used fine sand from our local beach.
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The sand gets sprinkled evenly over the ModPodge around the whole bottle. Do as many coats as needed to get the coverage you like, finishing with a coat of ModPodge as the final one to seal the sand on.
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My bottles still needed a little oomph so I wrapped the necks of them with some twine and glued on some small sand dollars, but you can also add more twine, shells, or anything else you’d like.
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I was so surprised at how well the ModPodge and sand adhered to the bottles and am in love with how well they came out! You can use all shapes and sizes of bottles or jars and is a quick project that can be done in a day. It’s even a great project to do with the kiddos!
You can find a full supply list, more photos, and even more project ideas at the blog post below!