Hi, my sweet friends!
Surfing on Pinterest I came across these cute flower vases, so I decided my next project would be that. Copycat girl. I had on hand the supplies I needed, so my only work was to clean the bottles and remove the labels, tedious task! I am still in the search of the magic way to remove them easily, but at the moment I am using this trick shared by Jillee which you can check it here. Thanks Jillee!!
The process can’t be easier! You will need the following:
- DIY chalk paint (or any paint you use to paint on glass)
- Graphics (check them here)
- Modpodge / Glue
I started with a Vodka bottle I found next to a dumpster. I liked the shape so I took it home with me 😉
With the clean bottle I started painting it with the homemade chalk paint, two coats for a good cover letting it dry between coats.
I printed with my laser jet printer the mirrored images, and cut them. Then I applied a thin layer of Modpode to the images and placed them onto the bottles. Here it comes the most difficult part, PATIENCE!! I recommend you to let it dry at least 6-8 h, that’s why I normally do that at night and let them dry overnight, so when I wake up they are ready to remove the paper.
To remove the paper you’ll need a bit of patience too… I use a sponge to make it wet, then rub with my fingers thoroughly until I can see the image below and let it dry for a while.
Once it’s dry you’ll see a white film appears over it, wet it again and continue rubbing until that film disappears and there’s a clear image. If you want to see a full tutorial with pictures of the process, have a look at how to transfer images.
Then I wrapped some twine around the neck of the bottle, varnish all the bottle and you’re done!! You can use it to add some character to any space.
As you can see, I did lots of different flower vases using other bottles and images. They are lovely as gifts or for your own home.
I would love to see yours if you decide to do your own version.
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