Introduction: Glass Milk Bottle Vase

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, and…

Whether old or new, a glass milk bottle makes for a great vase, especially for a small desk or on a wall as a wall art display! Best part? You can paint yours in whatever colors you want!

Step 1: Materials

Here's what you will need to make your own vase:

  • a glass milk bottle (old or new) (I bought mine from Joann's for $2)
  • spray paint (I'm using Mambo Pink by Krylon)
  • hose clamps (not shown but optional) (you can find these at a local hardware store)
  • small wooden plaque
  • duct tape
  • X-acto knife
  • scissors

Step 2: Prep and Paint Glass Milk Bottle

First, wash and rinse out your glass bottle and leave out to dry. Then, paint the bottle with spray paint on old newspaper. Again, I'm using Mambo Pink by Krylon. Let dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Add Duck Tape

Once the paint has dried, cut out some fun shapes, designs, and patterns out of duct tape in a color of your choice. I'm using Black Duck Tape. Then, tape the design to the bottle.

Note: You can also paint a hose clamp and place it around the neck of the bottle for an added pop of color. Also, you can place it on a wooden plaque with a couple of hooks in the back to hang on your wall. Not necessary, but optional. If you don't want to place it on the plaque, you can just place on your table for a fun pop of color if you like! I actually didn't do that part, but you can since this would be your take on the project! That's why in the materials list, I included the wooden plaque for inspiration, and just for kicks!

Step 4: Just Add Flowers

Now, just add flowers and enjoy!

Glass Challenge 2017

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Glass Challenge 2017