Upcycle a Glass Bottle With This 10 Minute, $7 Ombre Vase DIY!

Upcycle a Glass Bottle With This 10 Minute, $7 Ombre Vase DIY!

Adrienne Breaux
May 17, 2014
(Image credit: Rachel Mae Smith)

Rachel of The Crafted Life confesses: I hoard glass bottles. Now, not every bottle I come across meets the criteria for being saved from the recycling bin, but there are several ones that I’ve stashed around the apartment in hopes of crafting with one day. Although it can’t hold a full bouquet, this Bellini mix bottle makes the perfect vessel for displaying eucalyptus or branches.

(Image credit: Rachel Mae Smith)

What you need


  • spray paint
  • glass bottle
  • rubbing alcohol
  • warm water

Project cost: $7 Total time: 10 minutes!

Start by removing your label. It helps to peel the paper as much as you can then soak the bottle in warm water for about 20 minutes. Use a scrubbing sponge to remove any residue, dry, then touch up blemishes on the glass with rubbing alcohol.

Head to a well ventilated area and start spray painting! To achieve the fading look, flip bottle upside down and paint the bottom and base, moving in a circular fashion. The paint will naturally speckle up the sides of your bottle. Let dry then seal.

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