A Silver Vase for the Holidays
Here's another simple DIY spray painting project for you.
I have a dozen clear glass vases from my daughter's wedding two years ago.
...along with a bunch of other stuff, but let's not go there.
I also have a bunch of similar vases that are left over from burning Candlewick candles that same daugther gave me.
Sense a theme here?
I thought about donating them, but who would want them? YET, there's GOT TO be a use for them doesn't there?
So, the "saver" that I am (DH probably prefers "hoarder") kept them these 2 1/2 years thinking I could find someone who could use them.
Then I found someone!
Check this out.
I took one of the glass vases and wrapped rubber bands around them in a not so perfect pattern.
I'm not perfect enough to wrap them perfectly, so let's go with the story that I did this on purpose, shall we?
It's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Then I filled the vase with rags and an apple. I needed something that would be round to cover with my rag so paint didn't get inside the vase.
Don't tell my DH I used his apple for tomorrow's lunch.
Here you can see my vase after I painted it, but have not yet taken off the rubber bands.
I let it sit several hours to dry. I lightly dusted it with the paint, but if you want it more solid, you can paint several light coats for complete coverage.
And voilá! Here it is after I took off the rubber bands.
The glass vase was $1.00 at the Dollar Bill store - but I bought that almost 3 years ago, and the paint was left over from my silver leaf project.
I have a pretty "new to me" vase for next to nothing.
I like the chrome paint because it reflects the colors around it.
Tomorrow I plan to arrange some silk poinsettia flowers I scarfed from the give away pile at church from when we moved into our new building.
I'm going to take this sad little plant and use its flowers in my new silver vase (you should pronounce it "Vozzz" now).
On man's junk IS another man's treasure!
See...it was a good thing I didn't give away those vases from Jillian's wedding 2 1/2 years ago.
Chalk one up for the SAVER in the family!
What are you going to do with all that glassware you have stored in your basement?
Here is the vase used for a poinsettia flower arrangement and its tutorial: DIY Poinsettia Flower Arrangement
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