DIY Flower Crafts

How to Turn A Glass Bottle Into A DIY Winter Vase

December 11, 2014

diy-winter-vaseGive an empty glass bottle new life again by turning it into a winter vase! This DIY idea is simple and inexpensive to recreate, making it the perfect complement to your holiday flowers. The key ingredient here is the Epsom Salts, which create a beautiful texture reminiscent of that first blanket of winter snow.

Just one winter flower bouquet becomes several eye-catching decorations and accent pieces that you can spread throughout your home for a winter twist on your home décor. Alternatively, you can make several of these with bottles of varying sizes and group together for a stunningly simple centerpiece for your holiday soiree.

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Supplies for DIY Winter Vase

Empty glass bottles
White spray paint
Epsom Salt
Liquid adhesive
Foam brush

Directions for DIY Winter Vase

Before you begin, make sure your bottles are fully cleaned and dried. Then, begin by applying a white coat of spray paint to your bottle. Let dry for about 4 hours; if necessary, do a second coat.

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Once your bottles are fully dry, apple a layer of liquid adhesive to your bottle.

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Pour a generous amount of Epsom salts into a large plate. Then, roll your bottle in the Epsom salts until you have an even, thick coating that fully covers the bottle.

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Throw in your winter flowers and voila!