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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DIY Vases In A Snap!

So I saw this neat idea for making your own vases at factorydirect and of course, being a craft head DIY enthusiast I was intrigued.  For those of you who enjoy StarBucks frappuccinos, this one's for you. These little milk bottle vases are so cute! I love how the bottles are big enough to hold a little bouquet in each one or just a single bloom. Either way, this look is so chic! And you know what the best part is?  It's super easy to do, cost next to nothing and you are recycling too. Now that's what am talkin about!

Thing you’ll need:
4 empty iced coffee bottles
Matte white spray paint
Things to do:
1. Clean the bottles well and remove any sticky residue from the labels. Dry the bottle thoroughly.

Mini Milk Bottle Vases2 Upcycling: Mini Milk Bottle Vases
Mini Milk Bottle Vases3 Upcycling: Mini Milk Bottle Vases
2. Spread newspaper out to cover a well ventilated surface and set the bottles open side down on the paper, about five inches apart from one another.
3. In quick, thin bursts, spray the outside of the bottles.
4. Allow the paint to dry and then spray a second coat. You’ll need three or four coats to cover the glass well and many thin coats will give a better result than one or two thick ones.
5. Once the bottles are well coated, set them on their sides and touch up the top rim with a little more paint, trying not to get any inside of the bottles.
6. Let the paint harden overnight before using.


Katya kate said...

Oh my, I so love it! It's so neat and not that hard to make! Thanks for sharing! I so love your blog hence I'm awarding you a Sunshine Award. Congratulations!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

this is such a cute idea! and thanks for the sunshine award!! love your blog too!!

Lindsay said...

OMG what a cute idea!!! I love this.

Anonymous said...

Loved this environmentally-friendly idea (re-use, recycle) and got so many compliments from guests at our home party!!! Thank u!!!!

gayle said...

Chalk paint also does well on this. You can paint a coat of a different color on first, and then distress it after the different color. I love little bottles!