Man creates map of P.E.I. out of sea glass

A P.E.I. man has been creating amazing things with glass for over 15 years and his most recent project is no exception.

Gar Gillis estimates the map has about 2,000 pieces of sea glass that he's been collecting for years

Gar Gillis created this map of P.E.I. entirely out of sea glass. (Submitted by Gar Gillis )

A P.E.I. man has been creating amazing things with glass for over 15 years and his most recent project is no exception.

Gar Gillis of Point Prim has recently created a map of Prince Edward Island, made entirely of sea glass.

Gillis estimates the map has about 2,000 pieces of blue, white and green sea glass, which he has been collecting for years.

"There's a fair amount of sea glass down here and my brother in law ... he gave me a lot of sea glass," Gillis said.

"We just saved it all up. I don't know how long it took."

Glass village for the IWK

He said he got the idea about a year ago from someone on Facebook who had created a smaller version. Gillis said he decided to make his own version this winter.

The map will become a part of Gillis's collection of glass creations, including his village made out of glass bottles, which helps raise funds for the IWK.

Gillis said he's close to raising $30,000 for the hospital, and plans to expand his village even further this year.