DIY Beer bottle vase

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This project is inspired from Brit + Co.  Thanks, Anjelika!

Materials:

10 Glass bottles
2 colors of spray paint
Painter’s tape
Puff paint any color

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To remove the labels from your glass bottles, start by putting them into a plugged sink and adding water.

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Push the bottles under the water to remove the air from the bottles.

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Leave your bottles soaking in the water for awhile.  I forgot about them in there for a few hours while I worked on a different DIY project.

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You will know they are ready when the labels peel off very easily.

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Remove label adhesive by wiping bottle with a damp sponge.

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I decorated 10 glass bottles.  I split up the decorations like this:
1 plain purple
1 plain silver
2 layered purple under silver
2 layered silver under purple
2 textured purple
2 textured silver

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After you’ve decided how you are going to decorate your bottles, set the plain and layered bottles outside on plenty of newspaper.  Read your spray paint label to see how long you need to shake it before applying.  I shook mine for 1 minute before applying.

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After applying a coat to the bottles, you may have to touch up sections that you missed.

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Now it’s time for the other type of bottle.  Decorate bottles with puff paint to add a textured design.  You can do whatever you want with this.  You can add random, circular, or patterned dots.  You can even use the puff paint to make other shapes.

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Let the puff paint dry for at least four hours before adding spray paint.  Just to be on the safe side I let my puff paint dry overnight.

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Once the bottles you already painted are dry, add painter’s tape.  Just to be on the safe side I let my bottles dry overnight.  You can cut tape into strips to add stripes or use a paper punch on the tape to add shapes.  Have fun with it!  The tape designs will remain the existing color of the bottles.

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Add a coat of spray paint to the textured and layered bottles.

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Once the paint is dry to the touch, carefully peel the tape off of the layered bottles.

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Remove the tape slowly to avoid damaging the bottom layer of paint.

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This is what it looks like if you remove the tape too quickly.

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Add a flower for a finishing touch.  What a great way to upcycle a beer bottle!

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