Saturday, June 16, 2012

DIY Vases

We have a nice buffet in our dining space but not much is on it. While browsing through Pinterest I came across a few pins where they spray painted old vases or wine bottles, such as here and here. Perfect! I love to drink wine, so therefore had the bottles at hand. Here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Spray Paint
  • Wine bottles or jars
  • Box (I'll explain...)

Living in an apartment, I did not want to get spray paint all over our outdoor patio. So I did all the spray painting in a box... it worked great!

Anyway, the first step is spray paint your vases... I know super tough ; ).

This was actually my first time spray painting something and you know what, it's super easy... and fun! I'm definitely not a perfect spray painter (there are a few drip spots), but hey I say it's pretty darn good job for my first time!

I love them, but I wasn't completely satisfied. I felt they needed something more, like what they did here. They added some twine around the top. I thought it looked great, so I did it too.

What you need:
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun

Once again these are super hard instructions... ; ). Put a dab of hot glue where you want to start your twine.

Wrap your twine around your vase/bottle till you achieve your desired look. Finish by securing the other end with another dab of glue and you are done!

This is probably one of the simplest crafts I have done. And I love the results!

I think they look great and they help add to my buffet decor!

There are a lot of possibilities with this craft so have fun and be creative!


  1. Hi Stephanie ! I've been scared to do something like this because I don't want the paint to drip, lol. But you did wonderfully. And the twine definitely adds a great touch. I think I might be able to get up the courage to do it now that I've seen your results :)

    Have a great week,
    Jackie @ImAThriftaholic

  2. Very cute! I'm getting ready to post a similar blog except I completely wrapped the bottle in twine.... I like your idea of just a little bit here and there though.

  3. Love this look - I just created a twined bottle as well this week for my mantel and I love how cute it looks. I will try some more things in the future!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change