DIY at Home: Glass Bottle Vase

It’s time for some DIY at Home, courtesy of Miss Kaylea. If you’re ever bored and don’t know what to do, take a random, boring object and paint it!! Keep reading to learn how to turn a glass bottle into a vase.

Here is what you need to make it:

  • A glass bottle
  • A sharpie (color doesn’t matter)
  • Acrylic paint (I used white, green, and yellow)
  • Paint brush
  • Paint pallet (or a paper plate)
  • Black acrylic paint to outline

Step 1: Find a glass bottle and scrub it clean.

Step 2: Grab a sharpie and start making triangles on the bottom half of the bottle. Don’t worry if your triangles are messy! That adds to the character. 

Step 3: Add your paints to a paper plate or palette. I’m using shades of yellow and green, but you can use whatever shades you like.

Step 4: Begin filling in the triangles. I’m also leaving some triangles untouched by paint.

**Quick Tip: Be intentional with your brush strokes as the acrylic paint will give it a stained-glass effect on thinner layers, whereas thicker layers will make it more opaque.**

Step 5: After the first layer of paint dries, feel free to continue on with more layers until you’re satisfied. I used around 3 layers of paint. 


Step 6: Once your bottle is dry, take black acrylic paint and outline the triangles to cover up any sharpie showing through.

Step 7 (optional): Feel free to spray a sealant on the bottle or use a varnish. I’m just leaving it as is so I can repaint it depending on the flower I place in it.

Stick a plant in that bad boy and you’ve got yourself a vase!! I used some Spanish moss and totally real yellow mums. Now my bonsai tree has some company by the window.

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