Faux Ceramic Decor

I have a TON of above-the-cabinet space to fill in my home, but not much of a budget to decorate with.  I love decorative ceramic vases and jars, but even on sale, they can get pricey.  So, in my usual DIY fashion, I set out to find a way to make my own!

The start up price for this project is a little higher than most of my crafts, but this texture paste goes a long way.  I’ll be able to make many decorative bottles with this one purchase.  The paste dries quickly (and you can speed up the process with a hair dryer, if necessary), so this won’t take days to complete.

Wine Bottle to Faux Ceramic

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Project estimate:

  • Wine bottles, on hand
  • DecoArt Stucco Texture Paste, about $7 and up
  • Stencil, on hand
  • Paint, on hand

Total:  about $7 to make several bottles

Decorative Bottle Tutorial

Step one:  Use a palette knife to spread a thin layer of the paste over the jar.  Let it dry.  If there are rough or uneven edges, sand the surface lightly before moving to step two.

Step two:  Hold a stencil on the bottle.  Use a palette knife to smooth a thin layer of paste over the stencil.  Remove the stencil.  Repeat until you have the desired design.  Let the paste dry.

Step four:  Paint the entire bottle.  I used a deep turquoise crafter’s paint.

DIY Decorative Wine Bottle

My first bottle is done!  I can’t wait to get started on the next one.  I’ve been saving bottles and jars for a while, and now I have a use for them.  This would be a beautiful way to decorate a plain glass vase, too.  Have fun crafting!

DIY decorative bottle