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lace pillowcases DIY Tutorial- Faux Milk Glass personalized wedding gifts

Updated: 2020-01-18 00:00Font Size: LMS

Goodness gracious, has it been a whirlwind of a fortnight for the husband-to-be and me! Pre-hubs, as I've become accustomed to calling him now that we're just two months away from our wedding day (Eek!), just started a new position in a city much closer to our friends, familylace pillowcases, and wedding venue and vendors. We found a house to rent and moved?in a flash, finding ourselves apartment dwellers no more. Just a few days after moving into our new house, my beloved bicycle was stolen then returned a few days later by the power of social media and some super sleuthing. Needless to say, I fell off the wedding planning wagon, but I'm gearing up for a wild ride to the finish!

My first project since getting back into the groove was creating inexpensive milk glass inspired vases for our centerpieces. Milk glass is an opaque glassware usually blown or pressed into molds to create vases, decorative items, and dinnerware. It's been around for centuries, and true vintage pieces are highly collectible.

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E.O. Brody Milk Glass Vase (c. 1960s)

While I was searching for mismatched vases in thrift stores, I came upon a quilted milk glass vase which inspired me to create a more “;mismatchy-matchy”; look. The only trouble is, these pieces can run a much higher price tag than regular run-of-the-mill clear vases. While most thrift stores sold those for a dollar or less, the milk glass vases were running upwards of five to ten dollars. I quickly realized how expensive my idea was becoming and needed a back up plan. With the clear vases being such blank slates, I decided I could easily spray paint them, saving a good portion of the decor budget for other items.

Thrift store vases before

Here's how I created the Faux Milk Glass?look:



Thrift store vases after

Sunflowers are part of our wedding floral arrangements, so naturally I tested the freshly painted vases with them. The real milk glass vase is on the far left.

I'm happy with the way these turned out though I'll admit that a few look rough but could easily be angled to hide any blemishes. If you're going for that true milk glass look, I recommend choosing?vases with some sort of pattern since the smooth surfaced ones ended up looking a little more like ceramic.

My favorite one, definitely due to the pattern

I could also see this project working out nicely with a light mint green or other pastel spray paint. I'd love to see how the community might tweak this tutorial to better suit their wedding's theme!

by Nikolina Primova

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