Summer has neared its end and I can already see a couple of autumn related projects popping up in my feed. I instead bring you wonderful glass bottles transformed into vases for the remaining few ranunculi’s out there. For this project, I made use of kefir bottles that I had been enjoying and let me explain this. As a crafter, I don’t see things as waste, it goes through some analyzation before it ends in garbage, if its unlucky. The color may have been a major put off but the shape was more than perfect for a vase, so why not? I love how a can of spray paint makes a huge difference and seriously who could tell what they looked like before. If you want to hear it from me stock spray paints like you do for your pantry. Also, slight interruption there are only 4 days left for the voting to be closed, if you didn’t know yours truly has been nominated for Amara’s “Best International Interiors Blog”, vote here .Let’s get started already
+ Glass containers
+ Spray paint
+ Gold & Silver contact paper
1.Clean your bottles thoroughly with soapy water and pat them dry. Find an empty carton and in an open area place your bottle upside down and spray your first coat going back and forth and rotating the box instead of the bottle to paint all the sides without damaging ( pardon the image that shows otherwise, a carton is a much better option ). Continue to apply thin layers of spray paint to get a smooth finish. Likewise, do the same with the other one.
2.While the paint is drying out, cut four 1/2 X 10 inch sized strips and the remaining a little smaller from your gold & silver contact paper to apply over the bottles.
3.Lay over your bottle and slowly reveal the contact paper by peeling it on the spot while holding down the other end. Apply three thick horizontal strips, the lower one being the thinner one. Now, apply the contact paper in a criss-cross method making sure that the triangles formed as a result are as even as possible until the end meets the beginning neatly. Use exacto knife or a sharp cutter to cut the contact paper strips on the spot.
And that is all to it really. Pick up flowers of your choice and style your vignette or better place it on your work table were you mostly spend your day.
Let me know if you will be attempting to recycle any bottles to make this metallic geometric vases. If you do, don’t forget to share with us by tagging me @enthrallinggumption and use the hashtag #enthrallinggumption for a chance to featured at my Instagram account.
Till next time happy crafting 🙂