Black & White love- vases

I am thrilled to be sharing one more project from our recycled-bottles-that-I-just-cannot-let-go-of today. After we finished with our Thanksgiving Centerpiece and our Advent Wreath I was supposed to throw these bottles out, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. So we packed and moved a holiday decoration that was purposed for the garbage to a new state and can I tell you, I am giddy that we did.

Because I added a small square of chalk-board paint, wrote out the word LOVE.

Bought a few pink tulips,

and made this…

LOVE vases

Which, I think might be my favorite project yet, and so incredibly easy to make.

In case you missed the Advent Wreath tutorial here are the simple steps to create these vases:

  • Collect a few wine bottles
  • Spray paint them white, doing multiple light coats to prevent dripping
  • Using a felt brush paint on two coats of chalkboard paint in an imperfect square, centered on the front
  • Write in the word LOVE
  • Add water and then a few simple, pretty flowers

They make me smile. I am excited to share with you tomorrow a few other lovely items going into the store to continue our Black & White LOVE for this Valentines Day.

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Posted January 25, 2010
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18 Responses to “Black & White love- vases”

  1. […] Possibly my favorite project EVER. Click the image above to view. « Black & White love- […]

  2. rob says:

    pretty neat vicky!!! now get to painting that wall! ;) -Rob

  3. Marilyn says:

    Wow, I should have saved my Christmas bottles I spray painted. These are so cute.

  4. Fawn says:

    Those are beautiful

  5. Melissa says:

    These are fabulous. Isn’t spray paint the greatest?! I have a large wine bottle I’m gonna have to try this on and add a black design that goes with some other stuff I have. Thanks for the great idea.

  6. […] a tabletop centerpiece I converted our love vase project and freshened it up for spring. Switching out the spray-paint for hot pink and adding a […]

  7. Those turned out so good. Now my wheels are turning.

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  9. Holly says:

    I just found your site and I LOVE IT! This is such a cute idea – especially for weddings! I am going to let all our brides know about it – If I like to your blog will that be ok…. new to this so not quite sure on the ‘rules’!
    Thanks!

  10. […] also recreated the spray painted vases that pop up at many of my events. Instead of chalk-board paint Jessica used red acrylic paint. I […]

  11. I included a link to this post in my “101 coolest reusable craft ideas” post. I post about frugal ways to have a cool life while spending less, and this definitely made the list. These are really beautiful!

    http://liverichandfree.blogspot.com/2011/10/101-coolest-reuseable-craft-projects.html

  12. […] bottles to: 6. Make tiki torches (I think the blue bottle ones look the coolest). 7. Make these “love” vases… or have them say whatever you want. (Lesson: spraypaint + bottle = anything you want). 8. Build […]

  13. Eliza Jane says:

    Oh wow, I only just discovered this! I am SO doing this this Valentine’s day!!! Thanks!

  14. Jenna says:

    Cute! Here’s a fun tip: Throw a penny in each vase to help the tulips stand up straight!

  15. Eliza Jane says:

    This is such a fantastic craft! Thank you for sharing. I did it this past week, and blogged about my results (while also crediting you and plugging your awesome blog).

  16. Alyssa says:

    I just made these for a bridal shower I hosted and everyone LOVED them! <3
    Thanks for sharing!

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