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DIY Painted Glass Bottle Vases

By Feb 10, 20166 Comments

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Creating something new from things that are going to end up in the garbage is always so rewarding. It takes the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. Making your own DIY Painted Glass Bottle Vases are a perfect example of that concept! They are as easy as pie and require just 2 supplies — glass bottles and paint.

Turn glass bottles into beautiful vases with this easy painting technique. These bud vases will add a pop of color to your home decor.

DIY Painted Glass Bottle Vases

Adding a pop of color can become a happy little unexpected element that helps to brighten a room. DIY Painted Glass Bottle Vases are so simple but also easy to personalize! I used reds and pinks for Valentine’s Day!

Turn glass bottles into beautiful vases with this easy painting technique. A perfect DIY for Valentine's Day, these bud vases will add a pop of color to your home decor.

To create your own, gather a few glass bottles in various sizes and shapes. Then, choose your paint colors. An ombre’ effect is simple to create with a hue purchased in different shades.

Glass bottles are the perfect size for bud vases.

Next, prep your bottles. To remove stuck on labels, soak your bottles in very hot and soapy water. Then, peel off the labels as best as you can. For stuck on glue, use a glass safe scrubbing pad. Keeping the glue warm and damp helps to remove as much of it as possible. Allow your bottles enough time to dry completely before applying the paint.

Pour your paint into the glass bottle.

To color your bottles, simply pour a few tablespoons of paint into your bottle. Roll your bottle around to evenly distribute your paint along the sides. Sometimes it helps to smack the side of the bottle against your hand. Be gentle, and watch out for paint splatters!

When the sides of your bottle are evenly coated, set your bottles upside down to remove the excess paint. I did this using a cookie rack and a baking sheet covered in wax paper. Your bottles will need at least 3 days of drying time.

Allow the paint inside your bottles to dry for three days.

If you find that any of your paint looks uneven after drying, simply pour in a little extra and repeat the process. My bottles never needed more paint, one application was all that they required.

How to create painted glass bottle vases.

These DIY Painted Glass Bottle Vases look perfect with a few simple flower buds tucked inside! They are also the perfect place to display colorful flags or even a sign on a stick! Just make sure that you don’t fill them with water or any other liquid; the paint will pull away from the sides of the bottle.

Painted Glass Bottle Video

Want to see this project from start to finish? Then watch our below painted glass bottle video.

About Emily Louise

Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.