Good morning my friends! Kristi here from making it in the mountains where I blog about all sorts of budget friendly DIY and home decor ideas. We’ve recently purchased a new (to us) home (check out the home tour here) and are SO excited to make it our very own one room at a time!
At this very moment, I’m smack dab in the middle of what is surely one of the craziest ideas I’ve ever had (read more about my choice to participate in the One Room Challenge here), but I’m happy to be taking a much needed break today to share a quick and easy DIY project so perfect for Summer: milk bottle vases!
You’ll never believe how simple these pretty little milk bottle vases were to make!
I started with some simple milk bottles that I picked up at Michaels – they were an absolute steal at 60% off, but honestly this project could work with any glass container, including a plain ol’ jar or bottle headed for the recycling bin.
I also picked up a few cans of spray paint in some fun colors. I was sure to choose a glossy finish paint, so that I ended up with an enamel sort of look.
Placing the bottles face down, I got to work layering on a few thin coats of paint in my favorite colors. The key word here is thin because if the coats of paint are too thick, they’ll start to drip down the sides creating awful marks that will only be highlighted by the glossy finish. Now, nobody wants that!
And my friends, here’s what I ended up with…
If you loved these simple little vases, I’d love for you to swing by making it in the mountains to check out one of my very favorite vase projects to date – these DIY Frosted Glass Dollar Store Vases were not only easy to make, they cost less than $12 for the pair!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely weekend!
Super sweet! Love the bright colors!
Awwww, thanks SO much Susan!
Chloe Crabtree says
I love these! What a great idea to paint them! This would be such a cute way to add some colorful decor to a summer party! I follow you over on G+, but I am sharing this on FB and pinning! Hugs! Chloe
Awwwww, thank you SO much Chloe!!! I’m thrilled that you love them! They really are an easy way to add a pop of colour!
Wow I thought you painted the inside of the bottles. I had no idea that the gloss paints could like glass. My dd has some bottles that she wants to color and I think this will be so much easier then painting the inside.
Definitely! They have an almost enamel look to them with the glossy paint and they’ve been pretty durable so far with no scratches at all. SO happy you love them Erlene! Thanks girl!