Monday, March 7, 2011

a little luck & some soda bottle vases

I've gotta say, this year is the first that I've decorated for holidays other than Christmas...it's very minimal, but I love it :) It's fun to get my craft on and jazz up the mantel with colors and themes of whatever festivities may be coming up. St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and here is what I did with my mantel over the weekend...got the fun idea for the garland from here.
I used the glass soda bottles from Adam's 80's birthday bash for vases...and took apart a couple bouquets of dainty spring flowers I got on sale at Michaels. The picture of our little family is in the center because I feel that's what makes me LUCKY :)

And last week I was inspired by this lovely lady to spray paint some of the glass soda bottles....
I learned a little lesson:
Spray painting over the ink printed numbers causes some major smear/drippage. A few more layers of paint hid most of it, but I made sure to get the print off the other bottles with my handy-dandy Magic Eraser. (those things really are magic I tell ya)
What do you think? :)

19 comments:

Carolee Beckham said...

so cute! :) love the white bottles!!

jordan said...

Those white bottles are amazing! I may have to use that idea ;]!

kELLO! said...

pretty! i don't think i've ever decorated for holidays other than christmas either- and probably won't for a while ;) but you, my dear, are an excellent decorator.

e.day said...

seriously? could you be any cuter? that is such a cute idea! i may have to steal this. don't hate me.

M said...

wow wow wow. this mantle decor belongs in some amazing home magazine. seriously. i love it.

i absolutely love using bottles for flower vases. i have daffodils sitting in an african soda bottle on my desk, and its my fave. c:

hoping you have a sweet day!

Penny said...

Super cute!!!!!!!!!!! I want to grow up to be like you!

kylee said...

lucky banner, vases with spring flowers, cute pic of the family, white vases. holy cow i love every single thing!!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

cute cute vases. we arent very good at decorating for st pattys but we do have a real leprechaun living with us so....

Brooke said...

that's exactly what I want to do with my wedding (the vases!) I love them so much, you're so creative :)

Katie Marie said...

oh so pretty! i love these st. patty's day decorations!

~katie from katiemariemoments.blogspot.com

Diana Smith said...

This is adorable! I never really decorate either for smaller holidays, but it would be totally fun to! I love the spray painted vases, its cute

Maggie @ Black and White {Side by Side} said...

Adorable!!! I love it!

Chelsea said...

you are SO creative!!!!! ;)

Jennifer said...

Girl, this looks so great!!! I love the garland! So adorable. Spray paininting those bottles was a great idea! I love how they look against your table runner.

Bridget said...

love it! cant claim the idea as my own (got it from aura joon's blog!) but it looks SOOOOO good.

Angela Brian said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Consider The Lilies said...

I've been wanting to do this for so long! I love it. Found you from Brooke over at Bright Wishes :D

Emma said...

that lucky sign is adorable!! perfect for st. patricks day. i need one.

Pearl said...

That is such a cute idea!
You read my mind, I have a bunch of glass bottles that Ive been wanting to paint them aswell. This look makes a table setting look DIVINE. I love it!!
Thanks for sharing!


Pearl

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