Monday, March 22, 2010

A quick change

Canadian House & Home, photo nabbed from Poppytalk

Do you want to freshen your decor for Spring? Want to make something cute in 5 minutes? here's what you'll need:

Acrylic paint -any color you like! I chose white.
Glass bottles, jars, or vases (clean, dry, labels removed).

Any glass, but especially jars and bottles with interesting shapes, will look great with this technique.

Okay now, take your paint, dribble a bit inside your jar/bottle/vase. Turn and tilt the glass carefully to cause the paint to coat the inside.

Continue to turn and tilt until paint isn't spreading, then add more and continue the turning and twirling until the entire inside surface is covered with a smooth coat of paint. Just don't touch the paint! it'll ruin the super-smooth effect. I made the mistake of being impatient, and it took a lot more time to fix the mess I made than it would have to just wait for the paint to spread.

If you have bald patches, dribble a small amount of paint on the area (or at least nearby) to coat it. Let the paint dry thoroughly before using.

And there you have it! a brand-new, sleek and shiny, personalized vase! and this took me less than 10 minutes to do both of these.

Here's a bunch of beverage bottles made interesting with bright, punchy hues:

Article from Real Living, photo nabbed from Poppytalk

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