We have been on a polka dot obsession lately. So much that this project popped up while finishing our preparations for our table for the The Cream Event NYC. Using masking tape and a paper punch I had in my drawer, I gave old bottles a new life. What better way to shake things up than with confetti? You can try this on pretty much anything that’s in need of some polka dot cheer!

Polka dot bottles
DIY confetti centerpieces

bottles, vases, jars, cups
masking tape
hole punch
spray paint

If you’re painting the interior of your bottles like I did, start by pouring paint in your clear glass vessels. Shake them to cover the interior and let them dry upside down. Though it would look just as fab with clear glass :)

DIY dotted bottles

While the bottles are drying, start punching holes in the masking tape. You can anchor the end of the tape on the edge of your desk while you work on your polka dot. No need to follow a pattern – just punch holes randomly. Once the bottles are dry from the paint in them, wrap the dotted masking tape and cover the rest of the bottle with solid tape. Spray paint. Let it dry for a few minutes and gently peel the tape away. I was able to reuse the masking tape a few times on other bottles, so as long as you can remove the tape without ripping, you can definitely use the same dotted strip again.

DIY polka dot vases

DIY polka dot vases

DIY confetti bottlesdiy polka dot vase


Comments (16):

  • Steve on August 4, 2015

    This is a fantastic way to decorate tables at our wedding! We are considering handing out sparklers to each guest to make a unique sparkler exit. If we bought our sparklers at http://weddingsparklers.com/ at wholesale pricing and then made these table centerpieces to hand them out, it would be a cheap fun way to make our wedding unique!
  • Kimi on March 2, 2015

    So cute. :3
  • Eco Friendly Living on September 18, 2014

    I have so many of those glass vases that come with gifted flowers that aren't all that stylish yet I really don't just want to toss them in the trash.I've been looking for ideas for how to make them over into something I would actually use. Thank you for the inspiration!
  • Katia Audrey on May 9, 2014

    These are really pretty, well done! I'll try it. I've also made something similar, but I used some nail polish and a dotting tool ;) You can see for yourself if you want: http://audreysglams.blogspot.gr/2014/05/diy-glam-up-your-vase.html
  • ZeenahZahn of Candelabra Centerpieces on March 23, 2013

    Great idea! creates a lovely effect. I also have a great DIY centerpiece project I would love to share with Ruffled's DIY fans. It shows you step by step How to Arrange Flowers on a Candelabra (you know those candle holders that hold lots of candles) I would love to give Ruffled fans a FREE copy of this DIY e-book Can you tell me where I can submit the link so they can download it?
  • Nina on February 28, 2013

    What a lovely idea! And it seems to be so easy. Great!
  • Barbie on November 26, 2012

    I'm going to try this on glass Christmas ornaments.
  • Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips on November 16, 2012

    Lovely. And so simple. I think using an oil paint would let you use the jar as a vase.
  • kcs on November 15, 2012

    because the inside is painted, you will not be able to put water in the vase, correct?
  • Meaghan @ Just Me aghan on September 25, 2012

    What a great idea!! Let me think...what else can I "polka dot" later?? ;)
  • Ana on September 17, 2012

    Very lovely! Thanks for sharing!
  • Katie on August 30, 2012

    What type of paint did you use to paint the interior of the bottle?
  • michele Westrick (lovely notes) on August 30, 2012

    This is so cute. I actually have confetti from the cream event and was wondering what fun things I could use it for. This is a pretty way to do so!
  • Liondragoncustom on August 30, 2012

    Ooh WOW!! These are incredible!!!! Love it!
  • Emily on August 30, 2012

    Love this idea! Has great texture and depth!
  • Julia on August 29, 2012

    What a great and simple idea! I love it!


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