Thursday, July 29, 2010

Faux Porcelin (DIY!)

While cruising the blogosphere I came across a tutorial on how to make faux porcelain vases. Of course, they were done in the traditional white. Here is my version of this fun tutorial. You can try it yourself with supplies you probably already have in the house.

I started with empty beer bottles (thanks to David's weekly poker night) and empty cans. Thoroughly clean them and then use an adhesive remover to take off the labels.

Using puffy paint, add dimensional designs to your bottles.

Spray paint them with your choice of color.

Ta Da! Instant awesome! How great are these vases? Well, aside from the fact that you can still read "High Life" on mine, they turned out pretty great I thought. At brunch, no one even knew they were previously beer bottles!

Switch it up with different designs, or maybe some monogramming.

Total cost of this project: $2.99 for the cost of the spray paint since I needed to buy a specific color. Cant beat that can you?!


  1. oh fantastic!!! I wouldn't have guessed beer bottles!

    p.s. put your brunch on last night's post - hugs!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  2. I like this! recycling yet pretty and useful!

  3. These bottles are pretty - love the color. But what about the cans? how do they look?



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