Polka Dot Bottle Vase Tutorial

Hey guys! I did this project for See Vanessa Craft a couple of weeks ago, but now I’m sharing the full tutorial here in case you missed it! I decided to make a polka dotted bottle vase because I love polka dots and can’t get enough of them lately. It was inspired by this Milk Jug. I saw it on Pinterest, wanted it, and then thought “I could just make that, and not pay for it.” Win-win. So I was able to do it at no cost to me since I just used things I already had at home. I will estimate what I paid for the materials though so that you all can see how wonderfully cheap it would be even if you don’t have everything.

Materials:
Glass Bottle .50 cents or $1 at thrift stores, or upcycle one you have left over from a drink (or in my case, brownie mix.)
White spray paint $3.75 at WalMart
Acrylic Paint (three colors at Hobby Lobby) $2.50
Pencil with unused eraser .25 cents
Very small paint brush or make-up brush you don’t use, for touch ups: .25 cents
A paper plate or regular plate covered in foil to pour your paint on and newspaper in case of accidents.

Total Project Cost: $7.50 at most!
 

Directions

Step 1: Clean your bottle and spray paint it white. Haven’t spray painted before? Just practice patience and do it in layers so the paint doesn’t drip. One coat, let it dry and repeat until you have your desired shade.

Step 2: Dip your eraser in the paint and dab it lightly on your palette so there isn’t a bunch of extra, and then carefully add a polka dot to your bottle. Repeat this process in the same color and then wash/wipe your eraser off and begin again with the next color until you have reached polka dotted perfection. I tried to take a picture of this step, but I don’t have three hands and almost dropped my camera in paint. Imagination will have to do for this step :)

Step 3: Touch up any spots that seem a little too see-through with your small brush.

Step 4: Add flowers, pens, pencils, or anything else you want to display. Hooray for polka dots!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15002603771400627291 Amy

    That’s so adorable…would be such a cute centerpiece! Meanwhile, I’m the worst spray painter ever, lol. Would you pretty please consider sharing this idea at my party, going on now through Wednesday?
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/shine-on-fridays-38-and-great-giveaway.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10770361789996528888 Shannah @ Just Us Four

    This is so cute! Love the fun polka dots! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13268472355581702359 Meranda.

    I love this! Im so glad I found this. I found a great old bottle that I’m planning on making like this one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14528726364111853474 Carrie Barron

    Super cute! I love the polka dots! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07938541452523466450 Christine

    LOVE IT!!!!! If you aren’t using it… send it over here haha However I bet you will have it in use all the time!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!