I'm so crafty!

The title of this entry is supposed to be ironic. I'm not crafty. I can't sew, I would never turn trash to treasure, and I don't even know what hobbies are represented by most of the aisles at Michael's.

But this is easy. Super easy. Anyone can do it.

First, you have to find a bunch of empty glass bottles. Having recycled almost every bottle in the fridge a little over a month ago, I had none. So I went to the SPCA Rummage Sale (we have Goodwill here, but the SPCA Rummage Sale is the same thing and it's closer to where I live) and found two small, glass vases that seemed reasonably free of funk.

Second, remove all dried funk from the bottom of the bottles/vases. Let them dry thoroughly.

Here's the fun part. Pull out all those paint samples you have stashed away. They are probably very similar to the colors on your walls. They'll work perfectly for this.

Pour the paint from the samples into the bottles and slowly roll the paint around the inside of the glass to coat it.

When the glass is coated, tip the bottle over to you can roll the paint around the opening and then leave the bottle upside down in a paint tray over night.

The next morning, clean up the mouth of the bottle and leave the bottle upright. Leave it alone for another day.

Here's where I'm going to do that annoying thing that all the chefs on TV do. I'm just going to show you a picture of the end result. Doesn't that drive you nuts? I actually just forgot to take pictures after a while.

If you're a design blogger, I'm sorry for the big yawn. I'm sure you've seen this on much cooler blogs by now, since most people heard about this project about a year ago. Feel free to post a link to your version of this...I'd love to see other people's results. I'm only just getting around to trying it out myself. I think I need a few more vases to make a pretty little grouping, but I like how this is going so far.


  1. I've been wondering what to do with all the samples I have around the house. This is a great way to use them up! I'm not crafty either, so I have no posts of my own to share :/

    Your new vases look great :)

  2. I love this! I've been wanting to do this for awhile but just haven't. Love how these turned out - see you ARE crafty. :)

  3. These are gorgeous Jeannine! Great job. I think I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That's a great idea I'm going to have to try!

  5. Uh, I've never seen this done before - but I certainly will give it a try! You don't give yourself enough credit.

  6. Jeannine, that is gorgeous and I think it is very crafty and yes, I hear you about the Michael's thing - you are so funny! I think that is marvellous and I'm going to copy you right away. Hope all is well in C'Ville.

    Love Terri xo

  7. What's the best paint to use?


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