DIY Ombre Cloche

Time: 10 Minutes
Materials: cloche, spray paint, drop cloth

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

Warning: I may just have a new crafty addiction.

After making this 10 minute vase a few weeks back, I’ve been searching my apartment (and every store in the bay area) for other fun glass items to paint. I loved the light, airy look I was able to achieve with spray paint, and knew that when I spotted this cloche at Michaels that I had found the perfect item for my second attempt. At this point, no glass surface is safe from an ombre makeover!

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

Head to a well ventilated area and rest your cloche on top of your drop cloth. The trick to getting the ombre effect is to paint the actual drop cloth and not the glass itself. The paint will splash up from the drop cloth and stick to the glass. The closer to the cloche you are (without touch) the better. Work in a circle until the entire base is painted.

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

When you’re done painting, let dry then display!

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life

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).