I had an idea to make a sunflower out of seed beads on a glass vase. I thought this would be great as a fall décor item. It didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would but it is cute, different and quite easy to do.
- Find or draw a picture of a sunflower, cut out and tape to the inside of a glass vase.
- Using a glue like E6000 or thick tacky glue that will dry clear and not run on the glass, outline and fill-in the center section of the flower.
- Sprinkle dark brown seed beads over the glue until the entire area is covered in seed beads. Use a plate to catch the fallen seed beads so you can collect and use them again.
- Next, fill in the petals with glue, two at a time so the glue won't dry out and sprinkle with gold tone seed beads.
- Use a plastic spoon to shape and push the beads down on the glue and fill in any low or empty areas by sprinkling on more beads and glue if needed.
- Let dry overnight.
- Seal by painting the beaded sunflower with mod podge or clear varnish and allow to dry.
- Any glue stains on the glass should be carefully cleaned with alcohol or nail polish remover on a cotton ball.
The possibilities are unlimited for decorating glass containers with seed beads and glue. Just find a drawing you like, tape it inside the glass, outline and fill-in with glue, sprinkle on seed beads, dry overnight, seal with mod podge . . . and beautify your areas!
Take a little time to enjoy