I love these painted glass vases!
Mine are made from kombucha bottles, which has two benefits: not only are these bottles a great shape and size, but it also gave me a good excuse to buy more kombucha since I just recycled my collection of bottles. (Darn!)
While some DIY painted vases are painted on the outside, these are painted on this inside, which not only protects the paint from getting bumped or scratched but also gives it a really nice gloss. And they’re so easy to make, whether you want to add them to your own decor, give them as gifts or use them for a holiday party!
- glass jars/bottles/vases
- enamel acrylic paint for glass
- cardboard or newspaper
Wash each jar/bottle/vase in hot soapy water. Rinse well and let dry.
To prepare the surface for paint: Pour a little rubbing alcohol in each one and swirl it around. Dump and let dry.
Squirt a generous amount of paint in the bottom of each container and swirl it until the sides are completely covered.
Turn upside down and let drain for 24 hours.
Continue to air dry for 21 days to completely cure the paint. For quick curing: Place in a cool oven and heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool in oven.*
These are waterproof once cured but should not have any direct contact with food!
*Check your bottle for brand-specific curing directions.
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