My latest craft project was essentially free, quite easy, and pleasantly unexpected. As we ate dinner Monday night at my in-laws, I noticed that Aaron’s dad was sipping his beverage of choice from the cutest little glass bottles. This observation coupled with a recollection of a Martha Stewart project idea I had seen spurred me to scoop up two of the bottles and bring them home for a little revamping. The MS idea in question is one that takes glass bottles and coats them on the inside with pastel paint to mimic milk glass. (access the how-to here)
My first step was to remove the labels on the bottles by soaking them in soapy hot water. With the bottles scrubbed and then dried, I was ready to go.
I selected leftover tiffany blue colored paint from my bathroom project and poured about 1 tablespoon in using a homemade tinfoil funnel.
I removed the funnel and rolled the bottle around until it was completely coated on the inside. I let the bottles dry for a few hours, after which they were ready to use. Here are the results:
These little bottles will be perfect vases to decorate the patio table when we dine al fresco. They 1) aren’t valuable so who cares if they break, 2) easily replaceable, and 3) small enough where they won’t block views or conversation. Three cheers for Martha and recycling!