Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bad at Crafts - Painted Bottles

Here's an easy craft project for the lazy people, the too busy people and the artistically challenged among us.  It also provides a workable excuse for hoarding bottles.

The bottles pictured here were painted several years ago.  As you can see, some of the paint has chipped away.  I think that makes them look even more interesting, but that's just me.

It's so easy that not even I could mess it up.  Also, I love bright colors so this is right up my alley.

Painted Bottles in Nine Easy Steps!

Step One - Hoard several glass bottles.

Step Two - Clean them out and let them dry for several days or weeks  (It's okay to carry on with the rest of your life while you're waiting).

Step Three - Gather up the bottles, lots of different colors of tempera paint, and some red solo cups.  (only use red for this, other colors will just screw it up.  Store brand red cups are okay though)

Step Four - There is no step four.

Step Five - Work with one bottle at a time.  Pour a dollop of paint into a bottle and swirl it around to coat the inside of the bottle.  If it's not enough paint, add more.

Step Six - Turn the bottle upside down inside a red plastic cup so the paint can drain out.

Step Seven - Repeat the process using a different color for each bottle.

Step Eight - Leave the overturned bottles to drain for about a day (carry on with your normal activities during this time)  It's best to leave the overturned bottles on the kitchen table and don't let anyone eat at the table until they are done.  Shout at anyone who tries to have their meals there.

Step Nine - Turn the bottles upright and throw away the red plastic cups.

Viola!  Now you have a lovely collection of colored bottles to place on a shelf.

Variation:  Use two colors in the same bottle for a swirly effect.

Uses:   Bud vases, gifts, centerpieces,

Warning:  Do not drink out of these bottles.

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