9/13/11

Candy Corn Bottle Vases

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Today I bring to you a super sweet Candy Corn Bottle Vases project that you can create in a handful of minutes! It's super simple and will look great for the Halloween season. As of late, I haven't been able to resist candy corn crafts. I have ALL KINDS of ideas!

Candy Corn Bottle Vases

jars-and-spray-paint
You'll need spray paint in white, orange, and yellow. Also gather old vases and glass bottles in various shapes. Mine were a vase from ikea (the dotted one above), an Izze soda bottle, and a fancy Blood orange drink bottle. Clean and scrub off any labels off with Goo-Gone or dishwashing liquid. Let dry completely before painting.

Paint a basecoat of white on the jars following can directions and let dry completely. Admission: I did a terrible job at painting the basecoat and didn't get a photo. I pulled the white pin from the spray paint. Please don't do this. MAJOR FAIL! Haha!

spray-orange
My boyfriend William stepped in to save the day and tried to cover up my mistakes.He then sprayed orange on the middle part leaving a faint mist at top and bottom. He did a first coat, let it dry, then went back in and did another coat. Trust me, it works better to add the orange first! Let dry completely.

spray-yellow
Now mist the yellow on the bottom until you get a solid coverage. This will take one or two coats. Let dry.

That's it! You're done! Display your jars with fall flowers in side or in a little grouping. It would be fun to creat an entire vignette on a table or mantle with candy corn sprinkled all around!

candy corn bottles

Until next time Swellions!
Alexa


P.S. I added this to the following linky parties!

Tip me Tuesday at Tip Junkie!
Show and Tell Tuesdays at Blue Cricket Design
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Whatever Works Wednesday at Someday Crafts
TaterTots and Jello Weekend Wrapup Party

47 comments:

Zombie Mom said...

Very cool!

Lisa said...

That is the neatest idea!! Love it!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Too cool! Also, clever and simple as are most genius ideas. I will have to do this and soon. BTW, I'm also an Alexa!! Back in the fifties I was the only one and now we're everywhere :o)

Jenny said...

Totally awesome, and I would have guessed much harder to make, just by looking at them!

I would love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday at The Southern Institute! My linky party runs all week long. Here's the link:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/09/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Hope to see you there!

Jenny

Holly said...

What a great idea!

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

way cool!

JENNY said...

I thought there was going to be a lot involved with this project. I followed the link from the CRAFT page of FB and here I am and the project is so simple. I love it! Candy corn is my favorite!

Margot Madison Creative said...

Love that idea! And I'm so glad I just discovered your blog...where have I been??

Binge Crafter said...

These are great! I'd love if you would post them as part of my Candy Corn Crafts linky I put on my blog today. Here is the link:

http://bingecrafter.blogspot.com/2011/09/something-corny.html

Visiting from Blue Cricket & now following!
Angela
bingecrafter.blogspot.com

Catch A Falling Star said...

Oh, I really love this idea.
They turned out pretty cool!

odetoinspiration said...

So creative! Great idea!

odetoinspiration said...

So creative! Great idea!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is such a fun idea. I've never seen candy corn bottles! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love this. I just saved the best bottle for it, unless hubby put it in the trash first.

Anonymous said...

I justed posted this great craft as a pin on pinterest. Thank you for sharing this with, and I added your name and blogsite to my pin, to give you the credit you deserve. Thank you for sharing!

Diane

Dixie Mom said...

Love. love. love.
I am so making these.

Dixie Mom said...

I also pinned you on pinterest!

Kansas Amy said...

I can hardly wait to make some! Thanks for sharing! -Kansas Amy (your newest follower)

Judy said...

I'm going out for some white, orange and yellow spray paint tomorrow!

Venassa said...

Those are so cute! I already have the yellow and white spray paint so maybe I'll try to re-create these someday.

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Adorable! Thanks for the idea! These will go great with the Coffee Filter Pumpkins I just created! Check them out at http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/coffee-filter-pumpkins.html

Pam @ www.overthebigmoon.com

Marilyn said...

Great project, I stumbled upon your blog by accidentally and LOVE it...Super creative...I'm officially following with big smiles :)) I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com..hope you can visit me sometime.. :)))

Lori said...

I love this! New follower!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anny said...

You are a genius!

Molly Smith said...

I love these bottles and love how they turned out. Thanks for all the details.

Got her from Jen's (TT&J) post on the FB Home Ec page. This was one of my favorites.

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/candy-corn-bottle-vases/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Lindsay Jo Design said...

You are a GENIUS! I love your blog so much - just found it today! I'm so excited!

Christy said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Great idea!

Christy from www.WhimsicalWhimsies.com

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

I linked up to this post today on Over the Big Moon! You can find it here: http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/pams-fall-and-halloween-decor.html

Pam from www.overthebigmoon.com

K4R1N4 said...

Does it have to be with spray paint? or could you use craft paint?

Midnite Skys said...

Oh I used regular craft paint I could find good price on the colored spray paint I did use a glaze to seal But I post a picture of mine on my blog with a link to this site!
http://shadesofgreenneo.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-recycled-crafts-part-2.html

Kaitlin Saenz said...

These are AMAZING!! They turned out great! I'm hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I'd love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I'd love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/10/fabulous-fall-link-party.html

Steph R said...

LOVE THIS! Im going to have to set some cool bottles aside for this project!

Anonymous said...

Awesome vases. Here are a few more.
http://www.dekornation.com/interior-designer/vases.html

Anonymous said...

I know this is an old post, but I wanted you to know this anyway. I just came across it yesterday. I am going to do this with ten 2L bottles and we'll use them to bowl at a Halloween-themed, 3yo birthday party! Thanks for the great idea!

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
http://funfamilycrafts.com/candy-corn-bottle-vases/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

These are super cute! I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.
Michelle

Jamie B said...

I LOVE these candy corn painted bottles..they are SUPER cute! Thank you for sharing how you made them. I hope it's okay, I just finished a Halloween crafts/decor round-up and just couldn't resist featuring your awesome candy corn bottles. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Super-Cute-DIY-Project-Ideas-Decorating-for-Halloween

Thank you again for the tutorial... I can't wait to try and make some :)

Anonymous said...

Did you have to prep the bottles in any way or does the paint stick without prep? Thanks!

~Kristy

Alexa said...

The paint sticks to bottles that are clean and without any residue. Use some goo gone if there's labels/stickiness you need to get rid ot.

l o v e l y t h i n g s said...

So cute...I'm always up for spray painting something and with these results...what am I waiting for?

Alese said...

These are so cute! I love them! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this project in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know toocraftyformyskirt@hotmail.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

These turned great. Tutorial is fab. I posted it over on my FB

Teri said...

Very cute, and great directions!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Good morning, Alexa! Stopping by to let you know that I featured your fabulous candy corn bottle vases on my blog today in celebration of National Candy Corn Day! http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/10/a-dozen-ways-to-celebrate-national.html ... Thanks so much for sharing your terrific tutorial! Happy Candy Corn Day! :)

Mark Bintu said...

Its a great piece of art. Keep it up the good job.

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