Spring has sprung…or so the calendar says. Although none of my flowers have bloomed, they are peeking out of the ground, but shew…I need flowers now. I want them everywhere! Right now I will just have to settle for some faux daisies…they look real enough, right? And in these sweet stenciled glass bottle vases, don’t they just scream spring? These little stenciled glass bottles turned vases were so easy to make, and I think they are just too sweet! Let me show you how I made them, then grab up some supplies and make your own using Folkart Enamels!
I used Starbuck’s frappuccino bottles for mine, but you can use any kind of bottle you like. First, you soak them in warm, soapy water for 30 minutes. Next, you take them out and pull the labels off. If there is any sticky residue, simply scrub them off using a brillo pad. Finally, stick a rolled paper towel down into the bottle and let dry. The paper towel will absorb any water that remains inside.
Now, let’s have some fun! You will need Folkart Enamel paint in your choice of colors, Folkart peel and stick painting stencils, and Folkart paint daubers along with your glass bottles.
These Folkart stencils are perfect for glass, especially if that glass has any kind of curve to it. They stick to the glass and can easily be removed when your are finished stenciling your design. You stick them on the glass wherever you want to stencil, and lightly dab on your paint.
Once your are finished stenciling, allow the paint to sit for a few minutes, then remove the stencil. I removed mine while the paint was still a little wet so it wouldn’t bring the dried paint up along with it.
To make your vases washable, you will need to place your bottles on a cookie sheet in a cool oven. Heat to 350 degrees, and bake for 30 minutes. DO NOT REMOVE THE BOTTLES UNTIL THEY HAVE COOLED. Then you can handwash or wash on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Place some real flowers with water in them, or fake it for a bit with some faux flowers. Either way, these sweet vases make the perfect touch for spring!
Don’t you think so?