Sunday, August 26, 2012

'Shifting Seasons' Tri-Color Ombré Bottle Vase

Craftiments:  Tri-Color Ombré Bottle Vase

Autumn is near, I can feel it in the air! After an unbearable summer of miserable heat and drought, I am yearning for the cool, brisk breezes of fall. Inspired by the colors of the shifting seasons, I painted a wine bottle vase. The ombré effect embodies the lightening greens of late summer leaves, brightening to the yellows, oranges, and fiery reds of mid fall, fading to brown as winter settles in.

Craftiments:  Closeup of Tri-Color Ombré Bottle Vase

For this project, I painted an empty wine bottle with acrylics in orange, yellow and citrus green, blending at the interfaces.  Starting in a cold oven, I baked the bottle at 350 °F for 45 minutes to set the paint, and followed with a protective coat of clear lacquer.  Once dry, I wrapped the neck of the bottle in hemp twine.

Craftiments:  Twine wrapped neck of Tri-Color Ombré Bottle Vase

I found these branches of baby acorns in my backyard after a recent storm. I think they are adorable.

Craftiments:  Branches of baby acorns

Early autumn is my favorite time of the year!  What is yours?

Craftiments:  Tri-Color Ombré Bottle Vase


  1. This is awesome! Anything that has to do with a wine bottle is a project that I am in love with :)

    1. Thanks! I wonder if I should be concerned that many of my crafty projects involve empty wine bottles. I might be giving the people the wrong impression :)

  2. This reminds me of a sunset on a beach in paradise! :) I love the colors and the twine is really cute too!

    I would love it if you linked this up at my link party! You can find it here:

  3. Great project, and never heard of baking acrylic paint to help with durability! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  4. Kirstin -- I love this bottle. I've decorated a lot of bottles. I like the twine around the top adds to the acorns! I joined you on Twitter and Pinterest. Hope you do the same. I just now got on both. Facebook Page is next. Blessings Terri Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Very pretty! The twine is a nice touch. I wouldn't have recognized this as a former wine bottle! And how lucky to find a branch full of acorns - we have a ton of oak trees in our neighborhood and I've never seen anything like that, but definitely now gonna look ...

  6. Hey Its Cheri from Its So Very Cheri. Your ombre vase is cute. I love the baby acorn branches--perfection.