This is going to be quick
Super duper speedy
The “don’t blink or you could miss it” kind of fast
I literally have to leave for the airport in 2 ½ hours … and at some point, I should probably shower … at least for the sake of the other passengers, right? : ).
There’s been a different blog post subject filling my computer screen for the past three weeks, but right now, there just isn’t time for it … Too many words to type.
Too many pictures to add links to.
Too many things left still to pack.
So dear reader, I bring you something Quick and Dirty
A pretty little centerpiece
that is super fast and economical as well as potentially kinda messy … like the “if you weren’t paying attention to where the spray nozzle was directed” kinda messy … just sayin’ ... the potential's there: ). Now aren’t those vases sweet
? Can’t you just see a cluster of them in all sorts of sizes and shapes gathered in the middle of a dining table or dotting their old-fashioned charm
throughout a buffet spread?
The white vases are made to look like vintage Milk Glass
and the writing on the black vase is done to mimic the brand label detail commonly seen on canning jars
. Two distinct looks, both easy to create and completed with almost the same supplies.
Here’s what you need
Here’s what you need to do
: Step One
: clean the glass with rubbing alcohol. Step Two
: write sentiment on glass with hot glue. Step Three
: allow glue to harden fully before painting. Step Four
: if you don’t care for how the sentiment looks, drench with rubbing alcohol and peel off. Step Five
: Spray jar with paint, giving it 3 to 4 light coats with ample drying time in between each.
… set the jar on top of an expired soda can so that you can easily turn it without touching the wet paint and also be able to hit most of the underneath portion of the jar with the spray. It’s a two-fer. And you know how I love those : ). Step Six
: Use flat epoxy stickers to mimic glass beading. Step Seven
: Stick epoxy domes in a pattern around the jar and press hard to seal against glass. Step Eight
: Spray jar and watch how with each coat of paint, the jar looks more and more like vintage milk glass. Helpful hint
… you could also dot the jar with hot glue to get the same beading effect. This process would take a bit more time and glue control, but would allow you to achieve beading with more height and depth.
Well, dear reader, how was that for Quick and Dirty
… definitely. Dirty
… maybe not so much.
But then, that all depends on your spray nozzle skills … not that I’d know anything about that. LOL.
So have fun with these techniques
dear reader! But be forewarned … they can be quite addictive
… so just don’t be too surprised if you find yourself out on trash day digging through your neighbor’s recycle bucket hoping to score some great shaped bottles … not that I’d know anything about that scenario either : ).
Now, off to finish packing …
Happy hot gluing dear reader!
~ Elizabeth (ekb