Monday, September 24, 2012

Candy Corn Vases

Well here is project number two ~ and all in the same week's worth of time, whew!

Do you Pinterest?  I do and sometimes it's plain old addicting, huh?   

I do have one pet peeve with Pinteresters though.  Ya know when you find something you are REALLY excited to pin and you just can't wait until you have the recipe or the tutorial?  

Then you click on the picture and it takes you to......

The dreaded "WHO KNOW'S WHERE LAND" 

Well I have gotten to the point where I won't pin it if I can't get to the original site so I can have directions and give credit where credit is due.  

Anywho, back to my project.  It all ties in I promise :)

I found these totally cute bottles on Pinterest the other day all dressed up like candy corn and I so wanted to make them.  So I clicked on the picture and it took me to ANOTHER picture site, then another and FINALLY I got to The Swell Life (thank the Pinterest Gods) with directions on how to make these
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Aren't they just the cutest?!  

I had a blast making these and I'm sharing what I did so you can make some too :)

You're welcome.

Here's what I bought
3 different sized vases at Michael's (You can use any bottle or vase for this)
spray paint in white, orange, and yellow

What I used from home
1 disposable rubber glove
1 piece of craft paper

Wash and dry the bottles really good.  If they have a label on them use a label remover or soak in hot soapy water then remove the label and glue then dry.

With the glove on one hand, paint the entire bottle white (I did the bottoms too because I placed them on plastic to dry, this is optional).
 You'll notice I didn't use the glove until AFTER I got white paint all over my fingers. 

Allow to dry completely between coatings.  I only used one healthy coating of paint, but depending on how it sprays on you might need more than one.  Be careful not to get large drips or runs of paint.
 Second is the orange.  I feathered it up on the white and all the way down to the bottom.
Dry completely.
 Lastly came the yellow which I feathered up a little on the orange so there isn't a definite line between colors then all the way to the bottom (including the bottom) and then I let them dry overnight.  
Candy Corn Vases ~ Everyone needs them  

~ Happy Crafting ~

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13 comments:

  1. Those are really adorable! I might need to try this!

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    1. Thanks Alana :) They were fun and you'll like them. I even have left over paint if you want to use it :)

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  2. These are awesome for the fall! And they look fun to make too.

    Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com

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    1. Bonny,
      They were fun to make. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. And again! Miss fantastic feature lady. ;)
    http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2012/10/wednesday-whatsits-30.html

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  4. These candy corn vases are fabulous! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-2-features.html

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  5. Wow I can't believe you made this! It looks so cool! Perfect for a table, counter top or mantle! I'm a new follower and hope you can stop on by or follow back
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  6. Michelle, I LOVE these! They look fabulous. I will be featuring them on my blog this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

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  7. Love these! You should enter your photos into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

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