I used an awesome stencil I won in the Mod Podge Rocks Giveaway over at Persia Lou for this tutorial and I am super excited with how it turned out! Find out how to make your own recycled vase below.
- Mod Podge Sheers
- Starbucks Frappucino Bottle (I used the small size)
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Adhesive Stencil
- Mod Podge Spouncer
- Sponge Brush
- Glitter (You could do paint or another color of Mod Podge Sheers)
Step 2: Make sure your bottle is completely dry when you start this step. Begin painting your bottle on the outside with thin coats of Mod Podge Sheers. Let it dry about 20 minutes between coats. I used this time to multi-task on other blog projects, yay!
2 or 3 layers in.
I was happy with the color at 5 layers but put a 6th on to smooth out the marks left by the brush. It works for me, usually you would tint the glass by pouring in the Mod Podge Sheers, but its not water proof so that's no really good for this DIY.
Step 3: If you use the bigger Starbucks bottle you may need to do this part twice, but the stencil fits perfectly around the mini Starbucks bottle once. Apply Mod Podge with the Spouncer
Step 3b (optional): Apply some Mod Podge to the rim of your vase. I decided to do this to hide some of my glazing flaws.
Dip the rim in glitter!
Step 4: Now give the whole vase a good once over of Mod Podge, to make sure the glitter doesn't shed everywhere.
Step 5: Go pick some flowers for your vase and arrange them artfully(yea right).
Apparently don't leave your cat alone with them or they will be lunch, though!
Anyway, go pick some new flowers, lock the cat upstairs, and take pictures, ahem I mean put on a shelf and admire how spring-sational it is!
I've got big plans for that gnome, big plans.
Heres another shot with some roses from my work!
P.S. since I worked Easter I didn't post this at all in time, but here are some eggs me and my room mates made. There were more, this is just what was left over after the hard boiled egg feast.
Did you have a happy Easter? I'm not religious, but I had fun dying eggs!
I hope you guys liked this project, it was something that was literally going to just be thrown away by my fellow manager. Have you transformed anything lately?
Til Next Time,