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:

  1. Gloves
  2. Newspaper, tarp or scrap paper
  3. An empty wine bottle
  4. Your choice of colored spray paint  (I used white with a matte finish)
  5. Spray adhesive
  6. Epsom salt
  7. Clear spray paint sealer


  1. Soak your wine bottle/s and gently remove all labels.
  2. Once the labels are removed, wash the bottle to make sure there is no dirt, dust, or glue residue.
  3. Surround your working area with newspaper, preferably do this outdoors.
  4. Put on gloves and place the wine bottle in the center of your newspaper/working area.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
  7. 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.
  8. After you’ve achieved your desired look, spray the sealer to finalize and seal the salt.
  9. Let it dry overnight and you’re done.
  10. I bought flowers from Casa Ideas and Michaels and there you have it. Get creative and enjoy your new vases.



Vannia Enriquez

Vannia is Flair Miami's senior editor. Vannia has over 5 years experience in the journalism industry. She is an avid lover of Miami and all things fashion, fitness, food and fun!

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