I love beautifully shaped bottles…they’re hard for me to throw away…I know, that there’s something beautiful I can do with them…and here’s one quick, easy summer decor idea! Paint them to look like Sea Glass!
How to Paint Bottles to Look Like Sea Glass
Are you like me? When you’re finished with a bottle…do you look at it and admire it’s shape, it’s beauty! Someone took time to design these bottles and they should be appreciated, perhaps find a new purpose!
Without paint, they’re quite beautiful! Most of these bottles I’m sharing today were ones I found at Aldi – they contained lemonade. I LOVE the ones with the cork-type tops! I have several of these! They’re wonderful for summer gatherings – each guest can have their own chilled bottle of lemonade! Then, when they’re done…they can be reused or used as vases for flowers.
The other bottles – were either lemonade with screw tops or syrup bottles. Dearest loves cane syrup…and well, I love the bottles!
I love it when we save and collect things that we can later make useful and beautiful.
This is a quick, easy tutorial! These bottles painted as they are can be scratched – perhaps that adds to their charm. There’s another method for painting bottles that will ‘cure’ the paint to the bottle…I’ll share that soon!
But, if you’re like me and you love a quick DIY project that would make a lovely centerpiece…this tutorial is the one for you!
Spray Paint – Specifically for Sea Glass
Krylon makes a number of different sea glass paint colors options…they’re quite beautiful. The wonderful thing about using spray paint is the even, translucent color you can achieve.
For my project, I used an unconventional spray paint – this was one I had on hand – that was intended for painting flowers for my daughter’s wedding. When we purchased flowers – we wanted just the right shade of aqua…this paint was handy – just in case. It gives the glass a beautiful, translucent shade of aqua.
How to Create Sea Glass Bottles – with Spray Paint
For this quick, easy craft/decor idea – select your paint shade. Shake the spray can – very, very well. It’s best to do this out doors or in a well ventilated area – I used old boxes to place my bottles in so that I can spray them and allow them to dry outside.
Hold your bottle inside the neck and lightly spray around the bottle going in a circular motion. Allow to dry – about 10 to 15 minutes – depending on how humid the air is.
Spraying the paint lightly gives you a translucent look. You can add one or two more coats. It all depends on how much color you wish. Light coats also prevent the paint from dripping.
Allow to completely dry. You can add a bit more security to the paint coverage by top-coating it with Krylon Triple-Thick Clear Glaze.
Now, Decorate as you wish!
Three…is the magic number
I can see myself using these bottles throughout my home – especially this summer. I love changing over the decor seasonally and I think these bottles will look lovely with sea shells, starfish, coral and such…
Do you like the look of Sea Glass? Would you love to give this a try? If you do, I’d love to hear what you think and would love to see what you do!