Recycled Ceramic Look Vase
I used plaster of Paris to make this ceramic looking vase from a soda bottle.
Total Time: 2 hours
Link: Plastic Bottle Flower Vase Making
- 2 soda bottles
- X-acto knife
- masking tape
- glue gun
- craft glue
- white paint
- paint brush
- Plaster of Paris
- metallic spray paint
- small lid to make roses (I used lid of oil bottle)
- small leaf cookie cutter or freehand your own
- Using an X-acto knife, cut the bottom half of one of the soda bottles. Using scissors, cut about 3 to 4 inches from the upper half of the soda bottle. Insert the top half into the bottom half (middle section is missing).
- Using an X-acto knife, cut the upper half of the second bottle. Using a marker, draw a scalloped design around the edge. Cut with scissors.
- Cut off lid and neck of top of first bottle.
- Turning upside down, glue neck of bottle into top of neck of other bottle with a hot glue gun. Glue outside "seam" to hold together. Glue these two pieces to bottom of the first bottle. Tape together with masking tape to hold together.
- Paint with two coats of white paint, allowing drying time. Mix plaster of paris, glue, and water together in a bowl. (one part plaster of paris, one part glue, and water to make a thick paste.) Apply over white paint. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. Using sand paper, sand the vase until smooth.
- While the plaster of Paris is drying, make clay leaves and flowers. You can use a small lid to cut out circles. Then, cut the circles in half. Roll the half circles to form the individual petals for the roses. Overlap the half circles and continue rolling and overlapping to look like a rose. I used a small leaf cookie cutter to make my leaves. With a sharp tool or toothpick, draw the vein lines in the leaves. Allow clay leaves and flowers to dry and then glue to vase and let dry. Spray paint entire vase with two or three coats of paint.
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