Plaster Dipped Vase
Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: plaster, water, plastic container and utensil, bottle
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?!
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.
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.