"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

August 26, 2010

Cute Home Made Glass Vase

Have you ever craved something weird? like say....a color?? yes you read that right, a color. Yellow to be exact. I think the heat got to my head because today all I wanted to eat was something "Yellow". I know, it sounds a little off but, "the more yellow the better!", I explained to my confused and worried husband. And I'm not anywhere near pregnant (I know that's what you were thinking!!!! don't pretend like you weren't ; ). I have yet to find something yellow to eat today. On the otherhand, it could be a good diet. When my body automatically gets up in the middle of the night, like a robot.....and goes directly to the fridge, I'm going to tell myself, "I want to eat something polka-dotted!". I'll let you know if it works!

My craft for today is a project where you can use those cute glass bottles you get when you buy specialty drinks like the small green Perrier bottles.

Here's what it will look like when finished:
Here's what you'll need: glass bottles, acrylic paint, painter's tape (different widths), a paper punch(I used a flower)
Removable Adhesive (can find at Michael's or office supply store)
Hole punch or you can freehand a design with a pair of scissors and a large width painter's tape

First, take your paper punch and punch out your decorations, I chose a flower. Use your Removable Adhesive and apply it to your decoration. Apply this to a clean and dry glass bottle. Use Painter's tape to block off areas you don't want to color.

Next, paint on the acrylic paint with a brush
When the paint is dry, carefully remove the paper decoration and the Painter's Tape.

Next, take your wide strip of Painter's Tape and tape it to your clothing and remove, do this several times. This will make it less sticky so you can insert it in your paper punch easily and it will not stick to it. Punch out holes with your paper punch and apply it to the bottle.
Apply paint inside the holes:

Let dry and peel off the tape, place some pretty silk flowers and wah-lah! a pretty little vase you made yourself!

This post is dedicated to Pink Saturday Miracle Makeover.
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  1. These are really cute. I have a small - 4 oz Perrier bottle that I bought with me on a trip home from Europe and I have kept it as it is, mostly because at the time, they didn't sell the smaller bottles in the U. S. Great post!


  2. Cute Cute.
    My new decor coloring is pink pink. No about my plate, just curious... I really want to trade it for something royal albert..he he .....
    That was all my knowledge of china. Just the word...I am new to this.
    Have a wonderful friday, thanks for tutorial and visiting me.
    Kim :)

  3. I really like this idea! I love to recycle things and this is a perfect way! If you get an opportunity, come and join me at my blog party! Have a wonderful day! Anna @ Moon River

  4. This is a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great idea! Gives me something to do with a few of the bottles we have hanging around. Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment!

  6. What a cute idea. I may have to try this for teachers =)

  7. How cute! De-sticking the tape is a good tip.

    Did you find something yellow to eat?

  8. That is the cutest idea! I usually just recycle all the bottles, and this is a great way to reuse them!

  9. I really like the cut-out flower one. It is happy!!

  10. Oh my, Maria, this is soooo pretty! With the pink flowers in them, they look great!!!!

    Great used for those bottles too! :D

  11. Oh, these are just adorable and so cheerful too!! What a precious project....

  12. I just love this idea! So happy and fun!

    Thank-you for being apart of the Miracle Team! I appreciate this post and your kindness.

    love to you!

  13. Hello Maria,
    This is a neat idea! I have some cobalt blue wine bottles that I have been saving for a fun project and your tutorial has got my breative juices flowing!! Thanks for sharing!! Thanks also for stopping in!!
    Hugs, Laura

  14. Thanks for sharing and dedicating on the Miracle Weekend.

  15. Those turned out really pretty - not sure where you get all your ideas. Happy Pink Saturday to you too.

  16. Happy Pink Saturday, Maria. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

    There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

    I love this idea. And, I love polka-dots.

    I'm still hoping to reach my goal of 200 comments by midnight tonight.

  17. WOW that is crafty...I would botch it up...after watching your tutorial, the tape messed me up! You did a great job!

  18. Maria I wanted to let you know, every other Wed I have a before and after party. Then every Friday I have my thrift party. Hope you join me sometime.

  19. I have enjoyed my visit I am now your 99th follower! I would love to have you come by and follow me...I liked this idea. Its a great concept to use paper punches!



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