This little DIY is so easy, and the possibilities of color and glass vessels are endless! I’m bummed I didn’t take photos of the process, but if you’re wondering how to do this, here’s a little instruction:
You will need: Clean glass jars/ wine bottles / vases, Painter’s tape, Paint
For the paint, I just went to Lowe’s and chose 6 different colors from paint chips and had them mix up samples for about $2 each. We had around 130 or so vases, and I had plenty of paint.
Then you just wrap your painter’s tape tightly around each vessel from the top of the vessel moving downward. I liked varying the heights for a more eclectic feel. You want to be sure the tape is really taut against the bottle, especially the edge that will touch the paint (or else you will get drips!). Then I experimented some with the paint – it’s water based, so you can add water to it if need be. If your paint is on the thicker side, you should be able to use a brush without getting the brush stroke effect as the paint dries. If you make the paint more viscous, you can actually dip the bottles directly into the paint and allow the excess paint to run off. Either way, you should find a space where you can dry your bottles face down, so the excess paint drips off and the bottoms don’t stick. Finally, once the paint is dry, unwrap the tape (carefully)!
Easy. Inexpensive. And a way to reuse all those mason jars you have left over from your wedding. What do you think? Would you try it?
Photo by Maggie Stein.