Do you remember the post we blogged about 2 weeks ago? If so, and if you enjoyed it, then get ready… because you’re going to love this next “How-To!” If you didn’t catch the previous post, you can find it HERE. In today’s “How-To”, we follow the same concept on how to clean the bottles, but we’re jazzing things up and making them even more fun by adding some color! Simply follow the instructions below and you’ll be on your way to super cool DIY decorations.
- Find empty bottles and remove the label. Make sure the bottle is completely clean, with nothing left on it. (See our previous post for tips on how to best clean your bottles.)
- Visit your local hardware / craft store and pick up the color spray paint you wish to use.
- In a well ventilated area, apply a very light coat of spray paint. Make sure you cover the entire surface of your bottle. Only apply a light coat. Too much paint, and it’ll begin dripping down the bottle, causing an uneven layer.
- Let the paint dry. Typically this only takes a few minutes.
- Apply two more light coats of spray paint to your bottle (just as you did in Step 3).
- Once you’re satisfied with how the paint looks, let the bottle dry completely.
*At this point, you can choose to either leave your bottles the way they are… or you can be even more creative by adding another special touch to your bottles by applying the table numbers. It’s easy to do!
- Pick up, or create your own number stencils. In this demo, we printed the numbers on cardstock and cut out each individual number.
- Use double sided sticky tape to hold your stencil to the bottle.
- Lightly spray paint over the stencil, and then allow it to dry.
- Apply two more light coats of spray paint over your numbered stencil.
- Once the spray paint has completely dried, carefully remove your stencil.
There you have it! Your very own and unique colorful recycled bottle centerpiece! But don’t stop just there. Have some fun by adding more bottles around your table… adding even more flair! You can even try painting the bottles more then one color, and/or mixing and matching different types of bottles.