Thursday, November 4, 2010

{Getting Crafty} Chalkboard Vases

It almost seems silly to do a tutorial on these vases, they are so easy!
I saw this idea and thought it would be cute to make wine bottle vases,

 but when I discovered that chalkboard paint came in a spray paint, I decided to cover the entire bottle with it.  It seemed much quicker and easier to accomplish.

Some how I consumed happened upon a half dozen wine bottles.  Being the lazy type, I spray painted the whole bottle, label and all. 

I did two coats of paint.
I let them dry and followed the instructions on the can to cover the whole area with chalk and clean off before using them as chalk vases.  I bought one stem of sunflowers from Michael's to fill the vases so this whole project was tres cheap and packed a lot of punch on the food table.

 We were able to spell out her name for her birthday party.
I reused them on my spooky Halloween mantel like this.
The trick will be to work them into every holiday's decor...

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Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

u r so creative,
love these.
beautiful creations.

Julie Harward said...

Thats a good idea..they look so cute and that will be fun to do for all the holidays! ;D

Kristen White said...

What a fabulous idea...very clever!

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Tiffany said...

Great idea! I love how you used those in your Halloween mantel display!

Life in Rehab said...

Very creative, and you got a giggle-snort out of me with the humor too!

Birgit K. said...

Great idea! Love them on the Halloween Mantel!

Jami said...

I love that you can change the words on them so easily. Chalk board paint is the best! Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!

GREG said...

What a great idea, the creations are endless.Thanks for sharing.....Greg

happileah said...

Wow! It's amazing how the same vases can look spooky for halloween and sweet for a birthday party :)

Barbara said...

What a clever idea! This is so versatile! I am sure you will use these all year long.

Jami said...

I just featured you at Theme Party Thursday. Stop by and grab a button to show off!

Anestazia said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that this project was being featured at Eccentric Delirium! It's not up yet, I have it scheduled to post in the morning, but I wanted to make sure I didn't forget to let you know! If you'd like a button, head on over for the code! :)

NICOLE said...

I just came across your blog yesterday and I am already hooked! You have great ideas! I love your chalkboard bottle ideas! So cute! :) Thank you for sharing! I have a feeling that your blog and ideas are going to be a great inspiration for me! :) <3

Stephanie N said...

I just did this a couple days ago and it came out PERFECT! thank you so much for posting this! :D!!!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

These are awesome!! I hope you'll link up to my weekend linky party :)

Heather said...

love that you are changing them up for different holidays...been saving up wine bottles myself for a project -- thinking I may have to try this one.

Dusti said...

Love these and use them for each event. I posted about it on my blog (

Unknown said...

Ooooh! I love yours! I am thinking now I want to do them in white too!

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