10 Minute Vase DIY

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: spray paint, glass bottle, rubbing alcohol, warm water10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Confession: I hoard glass bottles. Now, not every bottle I come across meets the criteria for being saved from the recycling bin, but there are several ones that I’ve stashed around the apartment in hopes of crafting with one day. Although it can’t hold a full bouquet, this Bellini mix bottle makes the perfect vessel for displaying eucalyptus or branches.

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Start by removing your label. It helps to peel the paper as much as you can then soak the bottle in warm water for about 20 minutes. Use a scrubbing sponge to remove any residue, dry, then touch up blemishes on the glass with rubbing alcohol.

Head to a well ventilated area and start spray painting! To achieve the fading look, flip bottle upside down and paint the bottom and base, moving in a circular fashion. The paint will naturally speckle up the sides of your bottle.

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

10 Minute Vase DIY | The Crafted Life

Voilà, and it’s only takes 10 minutes to do— perfect if you forgot that Valentine’s day is tomorrow! Just be sure to clean this vase with a damp cloth (not dishwasher safe).