She says: DIY Faux-Milkglass Container

I have been looking for vintage milk containers for ages! I managed to find some in a Taiwan lifestyle shop, Working House, but that’s not enough. So I am so thrilled to find this DIY tutorial!

Discovered through Ruffledblog..

What you’ll need:
– Assorted vintage glass vases (I found mine at a local thrift store, 9 pieces for $5)
– Rubbing Alcohol (optional)
– Brown craft paper or newspaper
– Latex gloves
– White glossy spray paint (I used Krylon Multipurpose Indoor/Outdoor Gloss White)


Step 1: Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball or paper towel to remove any sticky residue from the vases. Wash vases with soap and dry completely.

Step 2: Lay down paper on your spraying surface in a well-ventilated area. Shake spray paint for 1-2 minutes before spraying. Shake between sprays as well. Wearing gloves, work from side to side spraying vases with spray paint. Don’t get too close to the vase to avoid drips/runs (No need to spray paint the inside of the vases, just do the tops; spraying the inside then using them for flowers with water will cause the inside paint to flake off).

Step 3: Rotate vase until covered, let dry a few minutes before adding a second coat. Let dry completely

I am totally gonna try this at home!

Happy Easter everybody!

One thought on “She says: DIY Faux-Milkglass Container

  1. You can also take clear glass and pour gesso, or white acrylic paint into the vessel and twirl it around carefully to cover all sides. Then you still have the shiny glass surface. Empty herb jars make sweet vases, as do empty clear olive oil bottles.

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