DIY: WINE BOTTLE VASES
Have you ever walked into someone’s house feeling a little overwhelmed by all of their holiday and seasonal decorations? Christmas not included. I’m talking about every season and holiday: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Halloween, Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, etc. I sure have, and I must admit I can’t help but to feel a little Scrooge-like every time this happens.
I’m what you call a modern minimalist. My place looks the same all year round except during Christmas. But this year, I decided to add a tiny form of seasonal decor to my apartment by creating my very own up-cycled wine bottle vases. Hopefully they’ll allow me to get fancy and change things up a tiny bit throughout the year, now I’m in the hunt for fall-like stems. I may or may not change them according to holidays. ;)
If you’re feeling crafty and want to join me, here’s what you’ll need:
- Newspaper, tarp or scrap paper
- An empty wine bottle
- Your choice of colored spray paint (I used white with a matte finish)
- Spray adhesive
- Epsom salt
- Clear spray paint sealer
- Soak your wine bottle/s and gently remove all labels.
- Once the labels are removed, wash the bottle to make sure there is no dirt, dust, or glue residue.
- Surround your working area with newspaper, preferably do this outdoors.
- Put on gloves and place the wine bottle in the center of your newspaper/working area.
- Begin spray painting the bottle, keeping the bottle 10 to 12 inches away from the surface. Rotate as needed and air dry according to the manufacture’s recommendations. Re-coat paint if necessary.
- After the paint is dry, begin spraying the adhesive in areas where you would like to add texture. (I added texture to most of the bottle.)
- Begin sprinkling Epsom salt directly onto the bottle. I used a spoon to help me disperse the salt. Let it dry for a few minutes and repeat process if necessary.
- After you’ve achieved your desired look, spray the sealer to finalize and seal the salt.
- Let it dry overnight and you’re done.
- I bought flowers from Casa Ideas and Michaels and there you have it. Get creative and enjoy your new vases.