Craft: Turn Spirits Bottles into Vases in Three Simple Steps
I am super cheap when it comes to buying vases. The only one I own I somehow inherited from someone who moved out of an old apartment. And even though I love fresh flowers, I refuse to spend money on where to store them.
But lately, I’ve been admiring the beautiful bottles that wine and spirits come in, and it struck me - maybe it’s not necessary to buy vases afterall. Take this bottle of St. Germaine - it’s gorgeous! With a little fiddling it can be come a vase in just three steps.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wine or spirits bottle, rinsed
- Brillo pad
- Spray paint primer
- Color of spray paint, if desired
- Shellack or Mod Podge for shine
Step 1: Remove all labels from the bottles and remove all remaining glue. I was having trouble scraping it off, so I grabbed a brillo pad and gave it a good scrub.
Step 2: I am a big fan of just using primer for white spray paint, so I gave it three good coats, letting it dry three or four minutes between coats. (I use the Rustoleum Painter’s Touch brand.) I also let it dry overnight. If you’re going to use a color, do it after the primer dries completely. But look how the detailing really starts to pop out!
Step 3: To finish the project off, I gave the entire bottle one good coat with Mod Podge, to make it nice and shiny.