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 bottles, on hand
- DecoArt Stucco Texture Paste, about $7 and up
- Stencil, on hand
- Paint, on hand
Total: about $7 to make several bottles
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.
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!