Paint dipped glass coffee drink upcycle – creating a pretty vase

Paint dipped glass coffee drink upcycle – creating a pretty vase

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!

Paint dipped glass coffee drink turned vase. Simple upcycle with pops of color!

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?!

Glass drink container turned into cute drink or vase! Simple painting technique is used to create this fun and simple craft. Perfect pop of color for entertaining!

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.

Starbucks glass coffee drink upcycle. Don't throw those glass away! Paint dipped containers become beautiful vases, simple and easy craft with step by step instructions.

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.

Starbucks glass coffee drink upcycle. Don't throw those glass away! Paint dipped containers become beautiful vases, simple and easy craft with step by step instructions.

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.

Starbucks glass coffee drink upcycle. Don't throw those glass away! Paint dipped containers become beautiful vases, simple and easy craft with step by step instructions.

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!

DIY Paint Dipped Vases

Once they are dry, that is it! I have the prettiest vases you ever did see!

DIY Paint Dipped Vases

Simple vase upcycle idea. Paint dipped art technique brings these glass coffee containers into beautiful flower vases for the home.

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.

Glass drink container turned into cute drink or vase! Simple painting technique is used to create this fun and simple craft. Perfect pop of color for entertaining!

DIY Paint Dipped Vases

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!

Glass drink container turned into cute drink or vase! Simple painting technique is used to create this fun and simple craft. Perfect pop of color for entertaining!

Starbucks glass coffee containers turned into stunning vase. Paint dipping technique. Simple craft upcycle!

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.

         

 

31 Comments

  1. Rebecca Bryant says:

    That is too cool. I love this idea and I can even do it without messing it up. Going to save my ice coffee bottles this weekend.

  2. This is such an easy project and the results are beautiful! I have some of these glass coffee bottles and I’m going to do this project soon. So pretty!

  3. Well, I just added one more craft to my to-do list. Love those pretty flowers and can’t wait to make my own pretty paint dipped bottles! I love simple crafts too.

  4. Such an easy DIY for spring! I only have two vases in my home, but they would be an easy substitute for when I have fresh flowers on hand.

  5. I like this simple paint idea. Did you use glass paint I can’t seem to find what kinds of paint you used. Must be missing it. Will be doing this for some wonderful drink and display bottles.

  6. I LOVE Reusing – it’s so awesome. These are so adorable – and maybe easy enough I can do it? (I’m not so crafty but I might have to attempt these!)

  7. Angelic Sinova says:

    What a fun and clever DIY! I was actually saying the other day how I need more vases (since it’s spring and I want fresh flowers in my office) and this would be the perfect solution!

  8. I know if I did this it would never turn out as good Emily – but it has got my brain whirling with ideas 🙂

  9. What a pretty and fun idea for Spring. I think have some bottles and jars that would be perfect for this!

  10. Such a fun way to re-purpose those jars! I think I have some of them around the house. I’ll have to do this for sure!

  11. Love the colours that you chose for this craft!
    These are perfect to dress up a space. Totally going to snag this idea!

  12. Those are darling! I’d love to make those for my school secretary as a thank you for all she does for me. School secretaries run the school!

  13. Those are so pretty! I’m definitely going to try it because we have lots of those bottles around the house!

  14. Very pretty. I love it with the flowers in it.

  15. These turned out super cute. They’re adorable as vases but I would probably use them for entertaining.

  16. Claudia Krusch says:

    I love this idea it is so cute. I have a few of these bottles I was going to put out in the recycling. I will have to make these on the weekend.

  17. These vases are gorgeous and look easy to make!! Great post!!

  18. What a gorgeous vase and amazing DIY! I love this so much – perfect home decor!

  19. What a cute craft! I love that it’s using items that you would have thrown away.

  20. what a cute idea! I’d love to use this upcycle trick for great looking vases… I love how easy it was to make too : ) thanks for the idea!

  21. This is a really cute idea. It’s great that they’re so simple to make and can easily be changed up to suit individual tastes.

  22. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These paint dipped glass coffee drink bottles pretty vases are adorable. This is an awesome easy craft idea. I love the idea of making upcycle crafts. Thanks for sharing this pretty vases idea.

  23. This is pretty cool and seams easy enough to make for non DIY people like myself. Makes for a nice decoration.

  24. What a super cute idea! Unfortunately our local recycling doesn’t take any glass, so I always struggle with guilt at throwing it in the garbage. But this is perfect, and would be great for presents, even!

  25. Wow. I never thought you could reuse bottles this way! It turned out to be so pretty and useful too! I will keep an eye out for pretty shaped bottles and dip it in paint too! 🙂

  26. I am a DIY dreamer. I absolutely love the projects I’ve found but I can never actually do them, they come out terrible. This seems easy enough that even I could actually finish and use for decor! Thank you!!

  27. What a great way to upcycle those Frappuccino bottles! I love it and I think that’s what I’m gonna do with what I got here. Thanks!

  28. How clever and creative. Such a simple process but so cute in the end. My sister and I would have so much fun with this.

  29. I really liked the tip to move them around as they dry. I would have probably forgotten about them and then had a big stuck-on mess to deal with – they look great!

  30. This was a brilliant upcycle! I drink these mini Starbucks frapps all the time but this is awesome to create to keep your fake or real flowers in!

  31. Wow.. it is so simple to make it. I liked these glasses.

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