To make this easy DIY Fall vase all you are going to need is an empty plastic juice bottle and chalk paint. Such a fun way to upcycle containers!
I just finished styling my entryway table and you aren’t going to believe what I made my new super cute, super stylish DIY Fall vase out of…
An empty juice container!!
Really, if I didn’t tell you would have never known!!
Let me show you how I made it.
American Farmhouse Style Magazine
This project was featured in the Oct/Nov 2021 issue of American Farmhouse Style magazine! I was so excited when they reached out to me to ask if they could feature this project in their Fall issue!! A real high point in my blogging career!!
How to make a vase (out of a juice bottle)
Preparing the Juice Bottle
I started with an empty apple juice bottle from the Simply brand.
Side note, they make the yummiest juices and lemonades!
Remove The Label
Did you know that you can use a hairdryer to easily remove labels from things?
Just don’t hold the hairdryer too close to the plastic bottle or it will warp (don’t ask me how I know!!)
The label easily peeled off.
Cut Off The Top
Next, I took my blade and cut the top part of the bottle off, I don’t want my DIY Fall vase looking like a juice bottle!
Decorating The Bottle
1. Paint the Bottle
I painted the vase with Waverly chalk paint in the “Plaster” shade; a creamy white color.
I did a heavy, even first coat and when that was dried went over it lightly with a second coat.
Once the chalk paint was completely dry, I used dark wax on a chipping brush and lightly (very lightly) ran the brush down the sides of the DIY vase.
You could totally use dark brown chalk paint and lightly brush it on to create a similar effect.
3. Add Leaf Detail
To add a little detail to the DIY Fall vase I added a wood maple leaf (from Dollar Tree). I gave the leaf a few quick brush strokes with dark wax. Then I attached the leaf to the Fall vase with a piece of twine.
Finished DIY Fall Vase
I went out to my garden and cut some fresh ornamental grass stems. They are starting to bloom; a sure sign that Fall is here in New England.
If you don’t have pampas grass growing in your garden you can always buy it online.
Next up, I’ll show you how to make a beautiful Fall tray vignette on a teeny budget!
Gosh, sometimes I forget how much I love Fall until it rolls around again!
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