Monday, August 23, 2010


Months ago I saw a blog giving away a set of 5 painted soda bottles with "bloom" painted on them. The giveaway sponsor has an etsy shop, but I for the life of me cannot remember the shop name or even the blog I entered the giveaway on. I've search the blogs on my google reader and can't find it!

I entered the giveaway, but didn't win.

So... I made myself a set.

I went out and bought a 6 pack of Henry Weinhard's Orange Cream Soda for around $5. Yum.

Picked up a can of Blue Ocean Breeze Gloss Spray Paint by Krylon.

I removed the labels and washed the bottles really well with warm soapy water.
After drinking the soda of course.

Then I packed them up and moved.
I've been waiting to do this project for what seems forever and today I finally got to it!

Earlier this week I got a package from Giggly Gum Drops with the vinyl I needed for the project. If you are looking for vinyl check her out. Crystal is fabulous to work with and her prices are incredibly reasonable.

I cut my flowers to size

Spray painted the bottles blue*

Added the vinyl, which was a breeze to apply

I love them.

These beauties will be going in my girls room, which still needs to be painted.
I'll post pictures of them in action later.

The break down on this project:

$3 for spray paint -Walmart
$5 for flowers- Hobby Lobby
$1 for vinyl- Giggly Gum Drops
$5 for soda bottles- Grocery Store

$14 total

We got to drink the soda and I've used this paint for several other items as well. If you have empty soda bottles and some spray paint on hand, this project would be much cheaper.

I adore the finished product and would say the $14 was well worth it!

*Just some notes. I did not prime the bottles prior to painting them which means they do chip easily, but since they will just be sitting on a shelf, I wasn't too concerned about that.

Happy DIY-ing!

33 People Had to Say...:

Ken and Laura said...

That is really Cool I might have to do that!

Laura Blue said...

What a cute, fun, easy, happy project! I bet it's going to look great in your girls room!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Love it!!

Sassy Sites! said...

So cute! I'm visiting from Tute In Tuesday! Great blog! Come by Sassy Sites and say hi! :)

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Ready Set Create said...

S.U.P.E.R cute!! I'd looove to make some of these! What a great idea! I stumbled on your blog while blog hopping. . . Its great!
♥ Aleesha

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants said...

these are darling! I want to make some. Too bad I don't have vinyl...hmmm

Alison said...

WOW!! I love the color of those vases!!!

Chic Creations said...

What a cute idea. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Jenna Scott said...

Love the idea! Have you had problems with any paint chipping off? I've been on the search for something for the center of my media center, this is perfect!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

Thanks for the sweet comments!

Jenna- I bumped two together and a little did chip off. I took the lazy route with these because they will be going on a shelf and won't be handled much, if you will be handling them a lot or worry about them chipping, I recommend using a grib primer like Kylon Fusion and maybe a sealent coat on top...I plan to go back with a clear gloss top coat for a little protection.

Happy Crafting!

Young and Crafty said...

Visiting from T&J! I just love this idea and need to do it ASAP!


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So simple and so fabulous! I love that this could be used hundreds of ways!

Kristy said...

So cute and fun!

this blessed nest said...

one of the most cheerful recycle projects i've seen yet!

darling idea.


Kelley said...

Awesome! I love the color you chose. Ever since I saw the PB catalog with the glass "wine bottle" I have been wanting to try this. ( And certainly like your price over the PB prices.)
Have a great day!

Curtsay said...

I commented on your other flower post from the linky party...I love this idea SOOO much!

Michelle said...

That is so cute! I am in love with the way it came out! I am a new follower!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

LOOVE these! They turned out super cute! I'd love for you to link them up at sundae scoop!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute idea, well done and it looks fabulous! I also love that spray paint color, I use it alot.

Melanie and Dustin said...

LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

Becolorful said...

Seriously cute. I love the word bloom. That just took this project from fun to stylish. Love it. I would also love love love it if you would consider sharing it on my first ever Motivated Monday Linky party at BeColorful.

Marissa said...

These are fantastic! I have an excellent cutting garden in my backyard and I am always looking for ways to display the flowers other than just using a plain vase. Very Cool!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love that color! The font is fun, too. They would look cute in a little girl's room.
I am hosting a link party on my blog next weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

Jenna Scott said...

I made them! I love the vinyl letters on yours, I'll have to get some. Thanks again!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE these, Amy! They are absolutely adorable! Great job!! :)

Michaela Noelle said...

ooohhh! I adore this! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Your daughter is so lucky she gets them in her room (:

Becolorful said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Motivated Monday @ BeColorful. I loved these vases and featured them today on my blog.

Alison said...

I so love this idea and I featured it today with a roundup of fun ideas:

Have a great day!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Word Search. I loved this project and featured it this weekend! Stop by and grab a featured button.

Olivia Renn said...

I featured you on my blog. Thanks so much for the great idea. I just ordered some vinyl to make my own.

Feel free to grab a button

Anonymous said...

so pretty!

ReadyOrNot said...

I loved these bottles, but my daughter loved them even more. She made her own set for me to put in front of my fireplace for the spring with a little help from me. Check out my blog about her creation!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

these caught my eye from your header. very pretty!!!

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