Making a flower vase using masking tape and shoe polish may be unconventional to you, but once you have tried making one, you will see that it is not so bad after all. You get to recycle old bottles and make a vase in your own color. It will look good on your center table in the living room, on your beside table, or anywhere that you want to put it. Since the vase is plain colored, it will match any design that your room has. You will not need too much materials to make one and they are very cheap. Read on to learn how to make a vase out of masking tape and shoe polish.
- Gather your materials. Look for a used bottle that you can make into a flower vase. A bottle with a big mouth is better than one with a smaller opening because you will be putting flowers in it. Depending on the size of the bottle that you have, the masking tape should either be wide or slim. If you have a big bottle, it is easier to use a wide masking tape, and vice versa. You will also need shoe polish in whatever color that you like, two pieces of clean cloth and spray paint (clear). You are now ready to make your vase.
- Clean the bottle. Wash the bottle thoroughly with soap and water to remove any residues that it has left. Wipe the bottle with a clean rag and let its inside dry before continuing with your project. The bottle must be very dry so that the masking tape will adhere to it.
- Stick in strips of masking tape. Tear a few inches of masking tape and put it on the bottle. It is okay to overlap, as this will create a dimension to your vase when it is finished. When you come to the mouth of the bottle, the end of the masking tape should go inside the bottle to ensure that the mouth is smooth.
- Apply shoe polish and clear paint. Using a piece of cloth, apply shoe polish on the bottle that has been filled with masking tape. Apply generously so that no space is left without polish. After the bottle has been applied with shoe polish, wipe the entire bottle with another piece of cloth to remove any excess polish. Spray with clear paint to retain its shine even after a long time. Let it dry.
Now that you have let the bottle dry, put in a bunch of flowers inside the bottle and place it in a spot where it can be easily seen and admired by visitors to your house. They will be amazed to learn that your flower vase is made from recycled bottle, masking tape and shoe polish. Make a vase for every room using a different color of shoe polish. You can even put one out on your veranda or terrace. This activity can be made into a hobby that you can do in your free time.