DIY Marble Dipped Vase

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: glass bottle, nail polish, toothpick, bowl, water

DIY Marble Dipped Vase

As if you didn’t know this by now, I’m sliiiightly addicted to turning old bottles into vases (see here and here). What can I say, I’m a craft-supplies hoarder. This was my first time experimenting with this marbling technique (I’ve marbled paper with shaving cream in the past), and although it wasn’t perfect right away, I’m now hooked! Have you ever tried marbling before? I’d love to know how it went!

Oh yes, and be sure to head over to Poppytalk to see the full marble dipped vase tutorial.

DIY Marble Dipped Vase

8 Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

8 Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

My obsession with hoarding bottles is anything but a secret. To me, the best projects tend to be those that can make a big impact all without breaking the bank, which is why I find it so hard to part with materials that I would otherwise recycle. These eight ways to reuse glass bottles present so many new and fun methods of repurposing different bottle shapes and sizes, that my hoarding may start to get out of control (as if it wasn’t already).

Yarn Wrapped Bottles by Penelope and Pip1. Yarn Wrapped Bottles by Penelope and Pip

Oil & Vinegar Etched Wine Bottles by DIY Network2. Etched Oil & Vinegar Wine Bottles by DIY Network

10 Minute Vase by The Crafted Life3. 10 Minute Vase by The Crafted Life

Painted Photo Bottles by eighteen254. Painted Photo Bottles by eighteen25

Painted Bottle Lamp by One Dog Woof5. Painted Bottle Lamp by One Dog Woof

Plaster Dipped Vase by The Crafted Life6. Plaster Dipped Vase by The Crafted Life

Recycled WIne Bottle Torch by Design Sponge7. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch by Design Sponge

Custom Alcohol Bottles by Style Me Pretty8. Custom Alcohol Bottles by Style Me Pretty

 

So the next time you have your friends over for a bottle of wine or two (or three), be sure to save your bottles for a future craft night!

 

Plaster Dipped Vase

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: plaster, water, plastic container and utensil, bottle

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a vase collection. I’ve painted them, monogrammed them, and everything else in between. One thing that I’ve been wanting to try for a while is adding texture. So naturally, why not dip an old bottle in plaster?!

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)This project is the perfect opportunity to use your ginger beer bottle after making yourself a Kentucky Mule! All you need to do is peel the label and rinse. I recommend soaking the bottle in warm water for 10 minutes to remove the label + glue. If you’re lucky, it should slide right off.

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)Mix your plaster and water together with a plastic utensil. Ratios depend on the brand you buy, so just follow the instructions. After the plaster has hardened for a bit (maybe 1-2 minutes), dip the bottle in and gently remove. If the plaster is too hard, it will create a suction, and will not stick to the bottle. You want to be sure the mix is still in a semi-liquid state.

Once the plaster is dry to the touch, you can smooth out any unwanted bumps with sandpaper (just be careful!). Once you have your desired look, let cure overnight.

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)