Pretty Painted Bottles

Pretty Painted Bottles

Jason Loper
Jun 8, 2011

Sometimes when I empty a bottle of its contents, I'll take a look at it as I'm walking to the recycle bin and realize how cool it is in shape and size. It seems a shame to throw it out but then how many empty bottles can I keep? As it turns out, with the addition of a few drops of paint, these cute bottles can be transformed into even cuter little vessels ...

When I saw this idea over at the We A.R.E. Randalls blog, I definitely had an 'oh duh' moment. As in, oh duh, why didn't I think of that!? I seriously have a collection of cute and oddly shaped empty bottles and my husband keeps asking me what I'm planning to do with them. At last, I have an answer! I'm going to make cute bud vases with them!

Following the directions in Erin's post, it's merely a matter of pouring about 1 tablespoon of paint into a clean jar or bottle, swirling it around until the sides are completely covered, and then allowing the paint to thoroughly dry. Once the paint has dried, you end up with a colorful container that is reminiscent of milk glass. The newly gussied up containers can be used as bud vases or group a collection of bottles in different shapes and sizes for a little vignette. It probably goes without saying but just in case – once painted, the bottles are no longer food safe.

Images: We A.R.E. Randalls

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