Sunday, March 20, 2011

. . . Milk Glass Flower Arrangements . . .

I love the look of Milk Glass--it makes me think of spring and has a shabby chic look to it.  I wanted to see if I could replicate it with some empty Starbucks Frap bottles.  I used white acrylic paint from Michael's and Twine from The Twinery and a few flowers from Dollar Tree and I have a fresh spring look.  These would be perfect for a spring party, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower etc. 


•I cleaned my empty bottles and removed labels with Goo Gone and let them dry completely.
 •I took the white acrylic paint and poured  fairly large amount into the bottle.  I swirled it a little so it would start running down to the top of the bottle. 
•Then I turned the bottles upside down on a paper plate so the paint would "drain" out and coat the bottle.  I did this about 3 times to make sure I had a nice coating of white.  There is no paint on the outside so you still have a nice shiny finish.  I let them dry for about 24 hours.
•I then took my Pink Sorbet Twine and put a tiny dab of glue on the end of my twine and placed the twine on the bottle and just started wrapping the twine around the bottle.  You could do it with alot more twine or just a ribbon.  Then I put three flowers in each bottle and had a beautiful flower arrangement--simple and sweet. 

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15 comments:

  1. So cute! I love milk glass too, and your fakers look so pretty!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. Those turned out wonderful. Very Pretty with the posies in them.

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  3. These look great! I recently spray-painted some wine bottles and I like yours much better!!

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  4. Thank you so much! I really was pleased with how they turned out. I will for sure make them again.

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  5. Looks awesome!! So cute & springy! I will be trying this in the future.

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    Jeanette Huston

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  7. I'm loving that you made these from the Starbucks bottles. Very creative and they look great.

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  8. Those look awesome! New follower here, hope that you will follow back!
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  9. Clever idea....I am inspired! Looks very sweet and springy. I am your newest follower, looking forward to more posts.

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  10. Hi Lindy,
    Thanks for your comment about my monkey wreath. And in answer to your question about the foam garland, here's a link....http://www.conwinonline.com/shop/shop.asp?pid=32220
    Hope this helps.

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  11. Thanks for commenting on my Mod Podge Montage post! I grabbed your button for my blog!

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  12. What a cute idea. I am wanting to use glass milk bottles at my daughters summer birthday party for decorations. I have been searching online and so far have not found them at a price I am willing to spend. I like this idea. I think I will give it a try. My husband better start drinking these like crazy since I am not a coffee drinker. I am a new follower of yours and I'd love if you'd follow back.

    xoxo
    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow! These are so nice looking. I wish that I drank these too sometimes since there are so many cute ideas with them. The three flower bouquetss on your display shelf are just beatiful. Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful project!

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