Painting Glass Bottles

October 13, 2009

Painted Glass BottleHere is how I made a vase by recycling an empty bottle:

I sponged painted a vodka bottle with white acrylic paint and let dry completely. Then found a fake tattoo I liked and rubbed it on bottle. I put polyurethane on it to seal it. To finish it off, I put flowers in it for an instant vase.


I also use stickers, paints, anything that can and will stick to the bottle. Right now i am working on putting beads on one.

Source: Having picked up a ton of bottles from dirt path.

By sherry from Onset, MA

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December 2, 2008

With the holidays coming up, many people will be celebrating with wine and champagne. Or, if you're like me, sparkling cider. Save those bottles.

Painted Bottles

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January 18, 2009

This cute craft uses watered-down paint to create a dripping pattern. Depending on the colors you choose, the results can look like marble, tie-dye, dripping paint and much more.

Dripping paint jar.

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December 24, 2008

When I wanted to paint some glass for a gift to a friend, but didn't have any money, I discovered that acrylic paint and varnish work pretty well.

Decorative Painted Glass Bottle

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June 28, 2005

Have you ever priced any of those colored bottles that are popular? Why pay those prices? Make your own! My grandmother used to make her own. She'd collect bottles of all shapes and sizes: coffee jars, syrup bottles, ice cream topping jars, perfume bottles, etc.


The fancier, the better.

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September 26, 2014

I have never painted a clear glass bottle and recently bought one that is so beautiful and is painted a soft pastel frosted look on the outside. How do I do this and what type of paint do I buy?

By Lettie


September 28, 20140 found this helpful

Go to any craft store such as Hobby Lobby, Joann's etc. They should have paint for glass and be able to tell you how to use it.

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November 29, 20140 found this helpful

If you got to the store they will give a paint that will be for painting for the glass.

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November 29, 2021

I am looking for a pattern to paint Santa Claus on an old wine bottle or glass soda bottle. If anyone has any ideas where I can find that I'd appreciate it.

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September 20, 2019

Try this cute ghost couple craft project. You will need to spray paint a couple of recycled glass bottles and then add painted faces and other embellishments as you desire, including paper hair and a bow for Ms. Ghost.

My Mr.& Mrs. Ghost Couple - couple on a patio table with a white pumpkin

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August 21, 2009

These used to be glass water bottles but after some easy decoupage they now are some little flower vases that you can use anywhere!

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