Introduction: Sea Glass Resin Tabletop

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  • Sea glass, thin pebbles, sea shells, etc.
  • Glass top table
  • Mod Podge (or other glue that dries clear)
  • Masking or painters tape
  • Resin
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Create a Lip

Remove the glass from the table and secure masking tape to the edges to create a lip. This will provide a frame for the sea glass and prevent the resin from seeping onto the table base.

Step 2: Adhere Sea Glass

Next I used Mod Podge to glue the sea glass to the table top. I started by going around the edges and then began to fill in the middle. I put the pieces as close together as possible.

Important: Give the table plenty of time to dry completely before moving onto the next step. The Mod Podge looked like it has dried but when I poured the resin I could see some of the glue through the sea glass and it never fully dried.

Step 3: Finish Off the Tabletop With Resin

Make sure to mix the resin to the specifications of the package (this is important or it will not set right). Pour the resin over the tabletop and use a paintbrush to spread it evenly over the glass. Let dry and then add your final resin layer. Remove the tape.

The round sea glass tabletop pictured was grouted. You can find a tutorial for that technique here.