By contributing writer Beth
This snowy wine bottle vase craft is an easy and inexpensive way to add a beautiful touch of winter to any mantle, centerpiece, or just about any place you need a vase.
We don’t get much snow where I live, so that must be why I love snowscapes and snowy crafts so much! This is a great craft for winter. I love that crisp, white monochromatic look, so I pair this snowy white vase with natural and gold accents for simple and clean looking decor.
- Empty wine bottle (You don’t even have to remove labels since they’ll be painted over and covered completely.)
- Foam paint brush
- White craft paint (I like to use water soluble paint since it’s easy to clean up!)
- Disposable pans/trays (optional, not pictured above)
- Mod Podge
- Epsom salt
- Branches, flowers or twigs
1. Paint the bottle with the white paint. Let the first coat dry completely. You don’t need to bother painting the bottom unless you just really want to.
2. Add another coat of white paint so that the streaks are mostly gone and there are no bare spots. Let the paint dry completely and wash the paint brush so that you can reuse it for the Mod Podge.
3. Pour the Mod Podge in a dish or tray. Place the bottle in another tray or pan to catch any drips. I used disposable pans, but you don’t have to.
4. Coat the bottle with Mod Podge. I like to put on a really thick coat so it will catch enough Epsom salt in then next step and look more snowy. As you can see, I also like to add a few extra drips down the bottle. I think this adds to the melted and re-frozen look. Move to the next step before the Mod Podge dries.
5. Immediately press Epsom salt into the Mod Podge along the entire bottle. You’ll be able to see any empty spots, and you can just add a touch more Mod Podge to fill in those spaces. You’ll also want to push any tiny clumps off the bottom of the bottle.
6. Allow the bottle to dry completely before moving. You can place branches, flowers, or whatever you like in the vase after it’s finished.
This project took less than 2 hours from start to finish (including all drying time). It’s easy enough for beginners and children to accomplish with no problem.
This would also be a really cute effect on wine glasses to go with the wine bottle!
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