Feb 16, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

CIY: From Adult Beverage to Sweet Vase

Mike and I were recently at Carriage House for brunch with my mom and her friend.  That’s what we do in Chicago, we brunch.  Mike and I can never get our act together to get out of the house during real breakfast hours, so brunch allows us to eat breakfast at 1:00pm and not feel bad about it.

First off, Carriage House is adorable.  I kind of want to live in this restaurant because the decor is rustic and oh so cozy.  When we were seated at our table, each chair had a little blanket on the back of it.  Talk about attention to details!  As I looked around and took in the rest of the decor I saw a man drinking a pony beer.  I immediately became obsessed with it.  It was such a cute, stubby, beer.  Why have I never seen a pony beer before?  Mike, being the loving husband he is, ordered a Bloody Mary (which came with a pony beer) and gave the beer to me.  This is another reason I like brunch.  It is much more appropriate to drink at brunch, than at breakfast. :) I enjoyed my adult beverage and left with the cute bottle.

After we left, I was thinking this would make a cute bud vase.  I wanted to add a little pizzazz to it, but wasn’t sure exactly where my vision would take me.

From time-to-time I will check out Style Me Pretty to see what 2013 brides are doing for decor, etc. When I was last out there I saw these cute CIY vases.  Umm…perfect for my bottle!

Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty

Supplies:

– Glass bottle (if it has a label on it, soak it in warm water to remove it)

– Gold  Paint (I used metallic, but SMP used gold leaf)

– Paint Brush

– Painter’s Tape (optional)

www.happinessiscreating.com

Step 1: Decide how high up you want your gold color to go.  Once you have decided, put your painter’s  tape around your bottle.

www.happinessiscreating.com

Step 2: Start painting your bottle all the way around.  Let it dry.

www.happinessiscreating.com

Step 3:  Put about 3 layers of gold paint on your bottle.  This will cover it nicely.  Let the paint dry.

www.happinessiscreating.comStep 4: Once your paint is dry, very slowly remove your tape.  You may notice some bubbling at the top of your bottle, just smooth this down with your finger.

CIY:Gold Painted Vase

I went to Asrai Garden, the flower shop at the end of my street, and found these lovely flowers.  I know the one deep red one is a Ranunculus.  I love these flowers.  They are currently my favorite flower.  Not sure what the other two are, but I thought they would look pretty with my Ranunculus.

www.happinessiscreating.com

I cut my flowers down and put then in my cute new gold vase.  Who would have thunk a beer bottle could be so pretty?  Enjoy!

www.happinessiscreating.com

www.happinessiscreating.com

 

 

2 Comments to CIY: From Adult Beverage to Sweet Vase

  1. Julie
    February 18, 2013 4:53 pm

    Just not sure which I love more ……ponies for brunch or the vase.

  2. Meghan
    February 18, 2013 5:55 pm

    Those vases are so pretty and easy to make , you have a beautiful blog.

    xo Meg

    http://meghansilva.blogspot.com

Leave a Reply

  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Press

  • my craftgawker gallery
  • Recent Pins

    Detailed photo instr...
    Create this simple a...
    Detailed photo instr...
    How cute is this?! H...
    mini chocolate mailb...
    could be used for Ea...
    Happy Heart Day Vale...
    Lots of flower patte...
    Art Prints - Kailo C...
    Heart Pillow...
    DIY XO Valentine's D...
    DIY rope tote...
    DIY Paper Rose Bouqu...
    Screen-Shot-2014-01-...
    *** FREE SVG CUT FIL...