Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
Fuse Creativity System Project Guide: Fun Party Themes, Idea for Handmade Cards, And More Paper Crafts from Fiskars

This FREE eBook is filled with 25 amazing handmade card designs, scrapbook layouts, DIY party decorations, home decor, and paper gift wrap and tags, all made with the help of your Fiskars Fuse and a few simple sheets of paper!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Sand Orbs and Sea Glass

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

Decorate your home with the look of the sand and sea. These great crafts by Kathleen George are just beautiful. With only a few steps you can have a home full of gorgeousness.


  • STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
    • Balls, 4" and 5"
  • Fine sand (optional)
  • Small disposable container
  • Sea glass
  • Assorted small seashells
  • Acrylic spackling compound
  • Tan acrylic paint
  • Natural raffia
  • Soft cloth
  • Jumbo craft stick
  • Small natural sponge
  • Water basin
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks

(NOTE: Acrylic spackling compound is available at home improvement stores.)



  1. Sort sea glass by color. Use complementary colors of glass or a single color for a monochromatic look.
  2. Glue sea glass to foam balls with small shells randomly interspersed, allowing very little space between pieces. (Note: Glass pieces will appear farther apart after spackling is applied.)
  3. Tint spackling compound with a small amount of tan paint, mixing until thoroughly blended. If desired, stir in small amounts of sand until the desired texture is achieved.
  4. Apply spackling to each orb, using your fingers to press compound into small crevices. Gently wipe off excess spackling on sea glass and shells with a clean damp sponge, leaving a smooth, even coat between pieces. Rinse your sponge often.
  5. Allow spackling to completely cure.
  6. Wipe sea glass and shells with a damp sponge to remove haze left by spackling residue. Let dry thoroughly and then buff each orb with a soft cloth.
  7. Tie raffia gift-wrap style around each orb and knot at center top. Trim raffia, gluing small seashells to random ends.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see


Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

HELP PLEASE Where can I find acrylic spackling compound? I have looked at home depot and AC moore. No one knows what I'm talking about. Can it be called something else? Thank you !!!!!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Rag Quilt Style Baby Blanket

"This beautiful baby blanket was styled to mimic a rag quilt. If you're not familiar with rag quilts, you should look them up. They… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.