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!)

  • Amy

    Uhm, this is so simple but completely amazing! Pinning.

  • Rebecca Greco

    This looks fantastic! I love simple projects that make such a huge impact!

    • Thanks Rebecca!! I totally agree. More often than not, the simpler, the better :)

  • I love how simple and pretty this is! What a great way to spruce up an old bottle. You have so many great ideas for bottles, Rachel! I’ll definitely need to pick a few up on my next thrift trip.

    • So sweet, thank you Jenni! I definitely find my mind always wondering to upcycling bottles simply because they’re always around (and free!). I bet you could find some really great shapes when thrifting. Best of luck on your hunt!

  • Vanessa van Dusen


  • Over and over, my mind is blown by how you can make the simplest things look stunning. Perfect bottle, perfect flowers, perfect plaster (Who knew?? I didn’t.)

    • Amyyyy, you are the best! Thank you so much! And this project was absolutely an experiment, but I think it turned out okay :)

  • Oh my gosh, I drink so much Bundaberg, this is a great way to up-cycle them! Great idea and such a nice change from regular mason jars.

    • Isn’t it delicious?! It’s my go to for cocktails. So happy you liked the project Jamie!

  • Aileen@AtHomeInLove

    This is an awesome idea!!! Love it, love it, love it.

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  • Love this! I am looking for a way to update some vases in my dining room, and this could really work. Thanks!

    • Oh yay, so glad you like it! Do let me know how it turns out if you give it a try :)

  • Deborah Andrews

    I am definitely going to do this. I’m wondering if dried flowers can be applied before the plaster dries….

    • Oh what a great idea Deborah! I think it should work, but you might only get one try to get the flower in position. I say experiment with a bottle/dried flower that you aren’t overly attached to and see how it goes. Would love to know how this turns out :)

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