Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soda Bottle DIY Vases



Yeah you could use one of your boring glass vases, but these are so much cuter! Plus, they were practically free, so it doesn't hurt if you give them away. For Mother's day this year, Mrs. P wanted to make something that the moms that came over to brunch could take home, so we made these adorable soda bottle DIY vases.


Items needed for this project:
Newspaper
1 can of spray paint
3 or 4 aluminum soda cans
Small pebbles
Ribbon or raffia 


Step 1: Begin by painting the bottom of the bottles. We gave it a thick coat of spray paint to make sure it covered everything.


Step 2: Allow the bottom of the cans to completely dry. We placed them upside down in a picnic caddy. You can use anything you have around the house. Just make sure it is sturdy as they need to dry for a good 2 hours.


Step 3: Once the bottoms have dried, begin to spray paint the rest of the can. We gave each can 4 coats to make sure that all the labeling was covered. We waited 30 minutes between coats. Once you have applied the final coat of spray paint, allow the paint to completely dry for 4 hours before doing anything else with the vases.


Step 4: Once the spray paint had completely dried, we need to add some small pebbles to the vases since they are made of aluminum and very light. Next with water and place the flowers of you choice in the vases. Tie some raffia or ribbon on the top and your are done!


This flower in our garden was our color inspiration for our Soda Bottle DIY Vases. Feel free to use any color your heart desires. Also, Mrs. P is on a yellow kick right now. Let's see how long it lasts! Hope you get inspired and create your own.

36 comments:

  1. A great idea! Those bottles make pretty vases.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I just picked up a cute candlestick yesterday from Goodwill that I plan on spray painting, but I'm still not sure on a color...

    These are so cute! Bonus that they're super cheap :)

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    1. Thank Loretta. We would love to see how it comes out.

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  3. These are so cute! I'm trying to become more of a DIYer...and these definitely look like something I could tackle!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  4. These are too cute! We've got boxes upon boxes of empty wine bottles so I may try this with some of them!

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  5. I like Peggy's idea with the wine bottles! I can't think of anything else I drink out of bottles!

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  6. I love the bright colors, it's a fun and cool decoration and helps to protect the environment.
    Wonderful idea!

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  7. Great idea... look fabulos in Yellow! We have a lots of empty wine bottles just like Peggy so we'll try our hand in painting too.
    Cheers,
    J+C

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  8. So cute! I love the yellow you picked out, and I think I have that same color Lantana planted out back ;) such a happy plant!

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    1. Those plants go through anything.. Last forever

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  9. Excellent idea! So many color options depending on the theme/holiday!

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  10. These would be great for the patio since they are not made of glass. I even have a few of them already.
    Traci

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    1. Yes, they would. Don't have to worry about them breaking

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  11. That's such a brilliant idea! I certainly have never thought of that.

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  12. What an incredible idea and looks so beautiful as well.

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  13. This is something that I am sure the mom's enjoyed filling with beautiful flowers. Blessings, Catherine

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  14. Super cool idea and the color you chose is beautiful.

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  15. The bottles are so much more prettier! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. What a fantastic idea! They'd be wonderful for a luncheon. I'll have to give this technique a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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