Upcycled Glam Vase

This past Christmas my sister Kim and her husband Adam drove up from the Bay area as they do every year.
The arrival of Aunt Kim and Uncle Adam is huge in our house.
And they have about a 12 hour trip to make it up to our place, so it’s quite a drive.
The kids like to stand in the window and keep watch for them when they know their beloved Aunt and Uncle
will be arriving soon.
Then there is a soft knock at the door, and three kids (plus one neurotic Jack Russell mix) are racing towards
door and spill out onto the porch to greet our weary loved ones.
We had an awesome time as usual, and time to hug and say goodbye always comes too soon.
This year they left a few bottled coffee drinks that they didn’t want to repack as they hit the road to see more
family (and being that they contained copious amounts of much needed caffeine) I took them.
And they were soooo good.  But I couldn’t throw out the super cute bottles, so I washed them.
And they sat, waiting for a project.
Do you do that too?
I chose a design with a little sass and a little frill, combined this gold striped rose vase feels glam to me.
Here is what I used…
Clean bottles or jars
Tape (masking or washi tape)
Gold Spray Paint ( I use Krylon)
Open area and cardboard or paper to protect from overspray
Foam brush
Decoupage papers or scrapbook papers for rose or floral design
I taped a striped design with my washi tape (I chose washi since it’s a bit more narrow than masking tape)
and applied three coats of spray paint to the exposed area of the bottle.
After the paint was completely dry, I removed the tape and clipped a large peachy color rose out of my
scrapbook paper.  Next I used a foam brush to apply a good coat of Mod Podge to the back of the rose
and centered it on my vase.  I smoothed out the edges and allowed the paper to dry.
One big pretty flower later, an
d I was
in business.
Perfect for your coffee table, windowsill, or anywhere you want a little more sass and glam in your home.
You can go crazy with this idea, rustic, modern, frilly, oh the options…
Makes me thirsty, I need a coffee.
What’s something that you would like to paint or upcycle  that you may have recycled before?
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  1. found you through the link party on put a bird on it!

    1. I LOVE those bottles too!
    2. I just adore gold spray paint, it’s amazing how it can transform just about anything!

  2. Cute idea! I love upcycling things that would otherwise just get recycled. The gold paint was a great choice!
    Thanks for linking up to our Twirl and Take a Bow Party. Hope to see you again this Tuesday!

  3. This is super cute and elegant! I love it!

  4. Love this upcycle idea, especially those gold stripes you added! Thanks for sharing at The Makers and we hope you will join us again next week!

  5. That is great way to re-purpose and up-cycle-you did a brilliant job! It looks very stylish.

    It’s fabulous to be back blogging again after my long break and it’s lovely to be back here again! I hope you have been well. Please pop by and say g’day if you have a minute as my Say G’Day linky party is back again and I would be so thrilled if you could join in!

    Take care and have a great week, Tanya.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Hi Natasha! So glad to have you here friend, yes, thank you for the invite I would love to come say hello. Have a wonderful day – xo


  6. I love that you are always coming up with totally out of the box ideas! This one is gorgeous.

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