Upcycled Bottle High Gloss Spring Vases

Upcycled Bottle High Gloss Spring Vases

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 27th 2016

Have you done any Spring cleaning yet? When I do any cleaning or tidying up, I usually find things that inspire me to turn them into something else. I love to upcycle an object and give it a new purpose.

I hardly ever drink soda, but every once in a while I get a craving for a yummy Diet Coke®. I saw these mini aluminum bottles and just loved their retro shape and miniature bottle size. I knew I had the perfect paint to turn these cute bottles into high gloss treasures. 

Items Needed:

  • Americana Decor Maxx Gloss 8oz - Candy Apple
  • Americana Decor Maxx Gloss 8oz - Juicy Melon
  • Americana Decor Maxx Gloss 8oz - Aqua Waters
  • Cosmetic Sponges


After I had enjoyed my soda, I rinsed it out and let it dry.

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Then I used a chopstick to hold my bottle while I painted the outside with a makeup sponge brush. This is one of my favorite painting tools to use to get a nice even smooth coat of paint.

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I let the first coat dry before I applied a second coat for full coverage. I picked three colors that will look great all year long on my mantle, but also are great Spring colors.  

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I love how these cute little bud vases turned out!

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So cute and so easy to make, and the high gloss finish is so pretty. Americana Decor Maxx Gloss is so versatile. I love that I didn’t have to use any primer and the colors are so vibrant. Try this paint on your next upcycle project.