After a party, apart from a nasty hangover, one of the things that stay with you is a big stack of empty bottles’.
Here’s a little idea to re-use those lovely looking glass bottles without having to find a way to stash them.:
- Any glass bottle/jar
- All surface acrylic paints. Actually, just acrylic paints will also do.
Rinse and clean your bottle with water or spirit. Put it to dry.
Choose the base color you want to give the bottle. In my case, I used plain white paint from the new ‘All surface acrylic paints’ by ‘Hobby Ideas’. I love the entire hobby ideas range! Do check it out if you’re the DIY types.
Dilute the paint with a little water. You don’t want dumb white lumps of paint to sit inside the bottle. The good part with the paints I used is that they can be thinned with water. That makes life a lot easier!
Also, make sure that you use just the right amount of water to dilute the paint. In my first attempt, I used a lot of water which completely gave the bottle a washed down look. So anyway, pour your diluted mix into the bottle.
Once you’ve got sufficient amount of paint in there, give the bottle a gentle roll so the liquid covers the entire surface from inside.
I was still not satisfied with a plain vanilla look so I experimented a little more with acrylic cerulean blue .
I wasn’t too happy with the end result but I’m sure a lot more can be done to enhance the look. You can also decide how you’re going to use it and then decorate it accordingly.
That’s it for this weekend guys. Love it or hate it, but do drop in your feedback. I’d really appreciate it. :)