Simple Homeware DIY for every budget

We all love the idea of adding our own touch to our homes, to truly give it “character”. So when I came across this beautifully shaped glass bottle recently, I decided I wanted to put my own spin on it and turn it into a flower vase.

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Items you’ll need:

  • Glass Bottle
  • Paint Primer
  • Small Tube of Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Piece of decorative string
  • Craft Glue / Small Sponge

The Before:

This is what the bottle looked like before my DIY project. I have dried the inside of it and cleaned the outside with a disinfectant.

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Using the Rust-Oleum spray paint primer I have sprayed the surface of the bottle covering the entire bottle surface. For this project one coat of primer was more than enough. For health & safety reasons you should always use spray paint outside due to the fumes it creates.

Once the primer dried (approximately 20 minutes later) I applied the first coat of Annie Sloan Gray Chalk Paint, using a small paint brush. For this project (the same as for the primer) I found one coat of the paint was plenty. I didn’t paint to the very top of the head, I only painted half way through the head of the bottle, to avoid any visible spaces in between the string.

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I left the paint to dry overnight. I then used a small sponge to apply the No More Nails glue on the head of the bottle and then slowly started draping my decorative string around the top of the bottle following the round shape of the bottle. This will give the bottle a more decorative look. I wanted to achieve more of a rustic look to this bottle, I felt the paint alone left it a little too bare.

I let the glue dry overnight and styled it with some artificial flowers I had at home already.

** TIP ** If you are using chalk paint you always have to seal the paint! For this project I didn’t but you have to, to ensure there will be no damage to the item and no scratches. To seal the paint you can use top coat varnish or finishing wax.

This project took a little over one day, only due to drying time. It’s important to let all the parts dry to ensure successful final effect.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this little project of mine & let me know if you enjoy this type of posts for future.

Joanna x

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Mummy & Moose says:

    What a great project! I would love to do something like this!!

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    1. And you can! It is so so simple. I will have more coming up soon so keep an eye 😉


  2. Lauren Becker says:

    Oh, what a cute idea. I really like the gray color that you chose and the added touch to the top of the bottle. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Lauren. I actually just happen to have his colour left over from a previous project, but I quite like it.


  3. Mei says:

    That’s an awesome idea! I love pastels so using a gray paint for the vase would go awesomely with my home’s interior decor ♥

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    1. Hi Mei,
      You are so lucky! I cannot wait to have my own home to be able to do as it please with it!


  4. Ana De-Jesus says:

    What a pretty DIY project. I really love how you managed to turn a glass bottle into a pretty vase and it is suitable for those who are on a budget like me! x


    1. Thank you Ana! Yes, it was supper affordable!


  5. says:

    I love DIYs! I have a time of the year (every year a different one😊) when it hits me and I am all about do it yourself. This is something I’ve never tried, but it looks great. I’m going to put this on my to-do list:-)


    1. Definitely! I always get a DIY “bug” around Christmas i dont know why! Perhaps it’s because as children we used to do so many decorations ourselves for fun.


  6. jajwalyark says:

    Fantastic recycling. DIY tutorials are always so funny to check out. Thanks!

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  7. Akamatra says:

    It turned out fantastic and very chic! I made similar ones with jute and I love them!


  8. fashionenzymes says:

    This looks so pretty Diy, very simple but quite impressive. will try this out someday.


  9. Eloise says:

    I love DIY projects/crafts it’s fun to put a personal touch to things in your home… I love when I have things I’ve made as decor in my house, it’s one of a kind!


    1. Me too! It let’s my creative side have a party haha


  10. I love what you did with that bottle. What a lovely looking vase you turned it into. Will try making mine.


    1. Thank you so much, good luck with your own project!

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  11. Oh my gosh, it’s so cute!!! 🙂 I love it! You did a great job!


    1. Thank you so much ☺☺☺

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  12. Neha Rai says:

    You did a great job with your project. It looks really fantastic, simple yet effective. You are a crafts-person 🙂


    1. Thank you so much 😊😊


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