Painting Glass Bottles, Recycled Decor Idea

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Bliss Bloom Blog has painted a bottle inside and out.  See what she is up to.

I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while and had a chance to experiment today.  We finally have weather warm enough for the boys to have a “water day” in the backyard.  I set-up a water park of sorts in our backyard to keep them busy as I played around with fabric puffy paint, glass bottles and acrylic & spray paints.

Empty bottle, ready for upcycling…
BTW, if you haven’t tried it, Trader Joe’s sparkling lemonade is delish!

I don’t trust myself with freehanding anything, so I drew a simple design on the bottle using a dry erase marker… Love dry erase– if you don’t like it, wipe it off.  If you’re like me, it takes at least 3 tries to draw a simple flower.

Now the fun part… add the puffy paint.  Unless you’re a puffy paint guru, I recommend dots… Lots and lots of dots.  Let dry for a couple of hours.

::Glass Bottle with Acrylic Paint::

For the clear bottle, I poured in a creamy antique acrylic paint. While I like the contrast of the acrylic paint against the white puffy paint, if I were to do it again, I’d use an oil-based or regular interior paint instead.  The acrylic doesn’t adhere to glass readily and I had to constantly rotate the bottle to get complete coverage and avoid streaks.  Next time I’m going to dip into one of the cans of Dunn-Edwards that we have stacked in our garage.

::Glass Bottle with Spray Paint::

I spray painted the green bottle with “Ivory Silk” in a satin finish.  Very quick and easy.

Hmmm… I do like the flower pattern, but the rest seems a little flat.  I can’t decide if I should add more white puffy paint to add more detail…. or spray paint it with a clear gloss… or just spray paint over it in a glossy white.    I’m leaning toward glossy white… even though I’m trying to achieve a Fall vibe… Decisions, decisions…
This is a cool project showing the reuse of glass bottle something that most of us just get rid of.  Painting glass bottles inside and out, 
who would have thought?

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  1. >I like the way it is right now. Of course, I'm in a white-on-white mode right now doing white embroidery on white linen-look napkins. I was just whining about not having the right kind of vases for the big roses I have right now. This would be great.