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Winter is my favorite season; I love the snow and the holidays! So when Elmer’s sent me their Painters® paint markers, I knew they would be perfect to help me decorate for winter! I’ve been meaning to turn some old wine bottles into vases for a while now, and this was the perfect excuse. I used sea glass spray paint and Elmer’s Painters® to make a gorgeous DIY wintry frosted glass vase!
The whole thing was so easy to make and I just love how it turned out! The Painters® markers come in tons of colors like glittery metallics, soft pastels, bright neons, etc., and you can choose from three different tips (chisel, fine, and medium). They can be used on wood, plastic, clay, ceramic, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, terracotta, and more, and they’ll hold up indoors or outdoors, so there are TONS of different things you can do with them!
DIY Wintry Frosted Glass Vase
Here’s what you need to make your own frosted glass vase:
- a glass bottle
- sea glass spray paint
- Elmer’s Painters® paint markers
Start by cleaning your bottle and removing the label. Then give the bottle a light coat of sea glass spray paint. I only did one coat, but if you like a darker sea glass look, you can do a second coat after about 15 minutes.
Once the spray paint is dry, all you need to do is draw on the bottle with your Painters®!
I chose a bare tree silhouette and I just drew it on freehand. But if you’d like, you can sketch your design first with a pencil, or use a stencil to get an exact shape.
The paint takes a few minutes to dry, so be careful as you paint so that you don’t smudge your design with your hands! Once the black tree silhouette was dry, I added red and silver “berries”, and then I was finished!
I stuck a few faux floral stems in the bottle and I think it makes a gorgeous vase!
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If you liked this project, check out these other simple winter crafts!
Disclosure: I received compensation from Elmer’s in exchange for my participation in their Craft-It Crew campaigns, and my honest discussion of their products. But these Painters® are really awesome and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂
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