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. Here’s how made this vase DIY in just 10 minutes:
Time: 10 minutes + dry time
What You’ll Need
– Spray Paint
– Glass bottle
– Rubbing alcohol
– Warm water
Start by removing your label. If you have any difficulty, it helps to peel the paper as much as you can. You can also apply heat with a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive. Once removed, clean with warm water 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. Spray the bottom and base, moving your hand in a circular fashion. The paint will naturally speckle up the sides of your bottle. The more you spray, the more paint will be on your vase, so start small and add from there. You also don’t want the paint to pool on the bottom of the bottle, so work in coats, letting it dry in between if you need to.
I used a similar technique on my DIY ombre cloche if you need another example for how to paint with this style.
For cleaning purposed, be sure to clean this vase with a damp cloth as it is not dishwasher safe.