I have wanted to make these vases for awhile, but couldn't figure out exactly how I wanted to do them--Al has patiently put up with my collection of glass bottles as I experimented with creating these textured white vases. Using just spray paint and puffy paint, you can turn your old glass bottles into fun vases.
Materials: glass bottles, spray paint, puffy paint, and a paint brush
Tip: Soak the glass bottles in warm water to help remove the labels. If you are planning on making a completely textured vase, you don't need to be as meticulous in removing the adhesive since it will all be covered.
The Original Vase-- This is the idea I first saw, from which the other vase ideas came about.
1. Spray paint the entire bottle with your desired color. It is better to spray on layers rather than a thick coat to cover the glass. If you spray the paint too thickly, the paint will run and you won't have a smooth surface. Give each layer about 4 hours to dry before spraying on the next layer.
2. Use puffy paint to paint on a dotted pattern. Allow to dry, and you're done!
Vase Version 2:
I wanted to create a texture over the whole vase, so I reversed the steps by applying puffy paint first, and then spray-painting the vase. The pictures are pretty self explanatory: I used a brush to spread globs of puffy paint all over the glass bottle. In the other two vases, I experimented with creating other effects such as rings around the vase and a scalloped pattern.
Simple wedding centerpieces:
Line up rows of vases with a large bloom and you can have an economic and unique centerpiece for your reception: