Oh simple crafts, these are so fun to do! I get asked a lot how I can afford all of the smaller decorations in my home. A lot of times those decorative accents can add up to a lot of money, but getting crafty has saved me a lot of money. Just like these Paint dipped glass coffee drink upcycle – creating a pretty vase. The steps for these are crazy easy!
Not only do I have a craft obsession, I also have a coffee obsession. Most importantly I have a coffee obsession with lots of milk and chocolate. I enjoy the Starbucks cold Mocha drinks. They are delicious! We are big into recycling here, but I thought the cute glass containers my coffee came in could be upcycled. I warned you this Paint dipped glass coffee drink upcycle, you ready for the easiest craft project?!
First step is to remove the label. This can be done with soap and water. Letting them soak for a while and then peeling it off. If there is any remnants you can scrape them off. Since I am doing four of these I picked four paints, nice, bright and perfectly summer paint colors! These are all sample paints from other projects I have done in the past. I am a DIY supply hoarder.
Bring on the red solo cup! This is used for more than just college parties. I keep some around to put paint in, or when we party it up with a keg in the back yard and whoop it up. The technique I am using for this project is paint dipping. I am not sure if there is an official way to do this, but the outcome is very pretty no matter how you get there. Pour some paint into a cup. Then dip the glass container into the cup. Moving it around to get half of the glass covered in paint.
You can use painters tape to make a straight line. Me, I like to be a little perfectly imperfect with my crafting. I wanted uneven paint lines for this upcycle. Once all of the paint is thick and covering the bottom portion of the vase pull out the glass.
Let the glass container sit and dry. In order to not have it drip do not hang this upside down. Obviously that would make the paint run. I also moved the glass containers around every few minutes while it dried. To not let any excess paint clump on the bottom of the container. This is the most complicated part of the project, watching paint dry. On second thought maybe I should stretch my hobbies and use the red solo cups for an actual party. Because right now watching paint dry is how I spend my weekend, we get crazy around here!
Once they are dry, that is it! I have the prettiest vases you ever did see!
I put in simple daises to show these off, and the colors of the paint with the flowers are so perfectly spring. Adding pops of color is the best way to transition your home into spring, also flowers… so many flowers.
I got a little creative here and also styled these into cute cups. If you are beyond the red solo cup party phase you can mature into fancy drinks in cute cups with fruit. Having a bunch of these on-hand for entertaining would be awesome. Time to drink more coffee!
Seriously though, there is nothing cheerier than a bunch of daisies in colorful vases. I love the simplicity of these Paint dipped glass coffee drink upcycle – creating a pretty vase. Having different style, size and color vases is a great idea for a home. I can add fake flowers, real flowers, or even decorative sticks to these if I am needing to fill a space in my home. I like to keep a few smaller accent items like these in my home, I can fill a bookshelf or small table with pops of color and texture. Getting crafty for those smaller decorative accents is the best way to keep decorating costs down. I upcycle items and have a ton of options for my home. These little containers are also the perfect size for those sweet picked flowers I get from my kids in summer. Filling them with weeds and dandelions is a summer tradition around here. I display those with pride because they were picked with love.