Thursday 26 April 2012

Pasta Canisters to Gorgeous Vases

Do I even need to tell you what this post is about???? 

Okay... so its more paint in glassware...... Told you  I had a problem!

I was cleaning out one of the kitchen cupboards the other day and found my old glass Spaghetti canister - of course I was going to paint it wasn't I??

First off it needed a really good clean, then I poured white paint into it and swirled it around. Then drained all the excess back out into the paint container...

I also had the pasta canister from the candles and jars post I did in December last year.....I painted it yellow....

Once the paint was dry - approximately 24 hours, I started with my embellishments...

Very simple and easy - I used twine and hot glue.

Dab hot glue onto the canister and press the end piece of twine into it to hold it tight. 

Then wrap the twine around the base (I did the top of the canister too) to the height you want and end off with a dab of hot glue to hold the end in place... 

Make sure you end off in the same area as you started so that you can have that side facing the wall when on display....

I took a length of twine (enough to double around the neck of the canister), threaded beads onto each end and looped the twine around (as in the below pics)....

Next I found the perfect way to display them....

Here is the top of my shelving unit..... Before

And After....

The "new vases" look amazing and I'm so happy with them..... A wonderful decor pick-me-up for the upcoming Winter months and still beach inspired....

Thanks for stopping by, take care




  1. You weren't kidding about having a problem, lol. I think they look fantastic!

    1. Haha thanks Al - I'm trying really hard to get help for my problem lol xx Nat

  2. Those are so cute! Love the twine and you know I love yellow!

    1. Thanks Danni - I'm actually starting to like pale yellow now that I'm painting with it xx

  3. Hi,

    I followed you over from Live Laugh Rowe Link Party. These are beautiful and would look perfect in my bathroom. What a clever idea.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at

    Have a great day,

  4. Very nice! I love twine and your displays are lovely!!! Following you now from Bloggers Unite :)


  5. I like them. I like both displays you have and had on your shelf.

  6. These are so great, Nat!!! I love all of them, love the last photo ~ great shelf decor!!!

  7. You come up with such cute ideas. Love the embellishments. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  8. Natalie,

    How fun! Those are so happy vases.

    I'm visiting from the Newbie Party and I would if you stop by my blog!

    Thanks for sharing,

  9. They look fantastic! I gotta try this sometime soon. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina


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