November 27, 2012

Silver Topped Glass Hurricanes

 I was browsing around the Pottery Barn website and noticed that they have lots of glass hurricanes in their holiday decor section. I liked the silver rimmed ones a lot. So they're the inspiration for today's project.

I picked up three glass hurricanes at a thrift store. There are usually shelves full of them, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. If you can't find them at a thrift store, I also see them at dollar stores. They're a little more expensive that way, but still a lot less than the $79 they're going for at Pottery Barn.

I just spray painted the top silver and tied some twine and a bell around the top. Then I threw in some vase fillers and they were done. Aren't they pretty?

Want to make your own? They're easy, I promise.


Here's the tutorial in pictures:


Step 1: Tape your vase where you want the silver to stop. Make sure there aren't any bubbles in the tape for paint to leak through. Then tape newspaper inside and outside to protect the bottom from paint.
Step 2: Paint.
Step 3: Take off the paper, decorate them how you like, and enjoy.

See? Easy.

8 comments:

Charity said...

I love these! They look so elegant... and I like them better than the Pottery Barn version. =)

Kerry said...

Very classy looking.

Plan271 said...

What specific paint did you use?

Thank you.

Terra Sews said...

It was Krylon spray paint in silver.

Daniel said...

No sub type like matte, metallic, bright, leafing, or other nomenclature? This is all new to me and the pictures have me sold on trying it but my first trip to the store was met with confusion at the vast array of silver paints.

And thank you so much for the quick response. I feared the blog may have been forgotten. Sharing is the best gift of all.

Terra Sews said...

I am not sure on the specific type. I remember that it had a shiny silver top. I think it may have been one of their metallic paints. I know it wasn't leafing. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I don't have the can anymore.

Terra Sews said...

I think this may have been what I used: http://www.krylon.com/products/colormaster-metallic/

Daniel said...

I'm going to give it a go. Thank you so much Terra. Happy hobbying.