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Valentine’s day craft ideas chalk vases

I am thrilled to be sharing one more project from our recycled-bottles-that-I-just-cannot-let-go-of today. I was supposed to throw these bottles out, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it… So they quickly became my most favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas. 

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

Bought a few pink tulips, and made this…

Valentine's day craft ideas - chalkboard 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.

19 Comments

  • The City Cradle – Valentine vases DIY
    January 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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

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  • rob
    January 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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

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  • Marilyn
    January 26, 2010 at 6:58 am

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

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  • Fawn
    February 11, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Those are beautiful

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  • Melissa
    February 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    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.

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  • The City Cradle – Bloom party
    February 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    […] 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 […]

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  • west coast nester
    March 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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

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  • […] party banners may quickly overrun spray painted beer bottles as my new favorite party […]

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  • Holly
    May 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    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!

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  • […] 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 […]

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  • » Sharing the LOVE - Divine Party Concepts
    February 14, 2011 at 6:39 am

    […] Source Source […]

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  • Jane @ Live Rich and Free
    October 8, 2011 at 1:39 am

    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

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  • […] 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 […]

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  • Eliza Jane
    February 2, 2012 at 6:29 am

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

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  • Jenna
    February 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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

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  • Eliza Jane
    February 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    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).

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  • Alyssa
    August 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

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

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  • […] spied this little DIY on A Subtle Revelry which can be used to spell out words, cute on the top table for Mr & Mrs, on the desert table ~ […]

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  • […] Here are s few other simple Valentines hearts favorites you might have missed… DIY Valentine decorations, individual mini fondue, sweet love brownies, stitched hearts (these would make adorable Valentines), crocheted heart cake toppers and one of my first DIY blog posts painted love bottles. […]

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