Scrapbooking with Sea Glass and Netting

Create a nautical theme by embellishing scrapbook pages with sea glass and coastal netting.
Related To:
scb302_2ca

scb302_2ca

Close up of a scrapbook page that uses sea glass.

Coastal Netting Pockets

Coastal netting is fine, loosely woven hemp that's very versatile. It's available in a variety of colors and adds a natural, textural accent to scrapbook pages. You can fashion it into pockets for displaying special greeting cards, postcards, brochures, maps or other memorabilia. Here's how to make them:

Materials and Tools:

coastal netting (or any type of netlike fiber)
¼-inch-wide double-sided scrapbook tape
card stock
scissors
glitter or embossing powder (optional)

Steps:

1. Apply scrapbook tape along the bottom edge of the cardstock, allowing the protective cover to remain.

2. Apply two strips of scrapbook tape to the back of the card stock to secure the ends of the netting.

3. Cut a length of netting and press it to the tape on the front of the card stock to secure.

4. Fold the netting over the card stock and adhere the ends to tape on the back of the card stock.

5. Sprinkle glitter or embossing powder over the bottom edge of netting to cover any exposed adhesive, if desired.

Sea Glass Mosaics

Sea glass, aka beach glass, is a popular scrapbook embellishment. Besides simply decorating pages with it, you can use an engraver to carve title letters into the surfaces of pieces. Here's how to work with it:

Materials and Tools:

sea glass
1-inch-wide double-sided scrapbook tape
card stock
engraver (optional)

Steps:

1. Cover one side of sea glass with scrapbook tape and trim it even with the edge of the sea glass. Note: Be sure the entire surface is covered with tape, or it will show through.

2. Arrange the sea glass into a mosaic pattern on the page, or use them for a page title, engraving letters into the pieces with an engraver.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Pruning with a Purpose: Shaping Plants for Special Effects

Some shrubs are pruned to show off eye-catching features, like foliage or colorful stems. Here's how you can do the same for yours.

How to Distress Furniture

What's old is chic again. Follow these step-by-instructions for achieving a distressed look on furniture.

How to Remove Wallpaper

How do you remove the wallpaper without damaging the wall – or yourself? Use these tips to help you decide which option will work best.

How to Kill Mold

Killing mold is a dirty job, but the right tools can help you wipe it out for good. Check out these tips for using the best cleaners to solve your fungus problem.

How to Make a Handy 2-in-1 Planter and Privacy Screen

Gain some privacy in style with this easy privacy screen great for small spaces.

How to Remove Black Mold

Learn how to remove black mold safely and effectively.

How to Freeze Spinach

Freeze fresh spinach leaves—homegrown or store-bought—to create your own dark leafy green to flavor hot dishes and smoothies.

How to Install French Drains

Divert groundwater from the basement or foundation with the help of gravel and fabric.

On TV

Living Alaska

6:30am | 5:30c

Flea Market Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Flea Market Flip

10:30am | 9:30c

Flea Market Flip

11:30am | 10:30c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c
1pm | 12c

House Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30pm | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

House Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c

House Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

House Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

My Lottery Dream Home

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

My Lottery Dream Home

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.