Sunday, June 6, 2010

Spray Painted Glass Bottles

What do you do with the glass bottles you have after the "stuff" in them is gone? They don't recycle glass in my county so I have to figure something else functional to do with them. I like to make them pretty!

This used to be a sobe bottle. I liked the shape of it so I thought that I would make it prettier and use it as a vase! I cleaned off the label and gunk. I got my cheap spray paint I bought from the dollar store.

And started spraying away. (Yes, I did this project during the winter and am barely posting it!) I used two coats of paint on this bottle.
After it dried, I placed some flowers in it! The blue vase on the left used to be a salsa jar! It looks better spray painted too! You don't even notice the lizard on the side of the former Sobe bottle!!!

In this picture, I added some ribbon to the bottles. I don't know what I like better, the plain bottles or the bottles with ribbon.

I'm adding this to the
glass bottle show that I hosted last Friday. My computer was broke and I couldn't download the pictures in time to add this to the show until today. There is still time to add a glass bottle project to the show or view the other projects HERE.

Linking to Finding Fabulous, Romantic Home -Show and Tell Friday, Miss Mustard Seed -Furniture Feature Friday, Lit and Laundry - Finished For Friday, The Inspired Room, Remodelaholics Anonymous, Poppies At Play - Creative Cats , Crafts In Bloom, Kojo Designs - Friday Fun Finds, Fingerprints on the Fridge - Feature Yourself Friday. The Girl Creative - New Friend Friday, That's So Cuegly - Craft Concoction, Sweet Charli





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33 comments:

  1. i love this idea, and i just saved a bottle that has an interesting shape today! i just want to be sure, you sprayed the outside, right? i have seen ones where people paint the inside by rolling the bottle around with paint inside. hmm, i hope that description made sense, lol!

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  2. I like this too! Budget decorating at its best!

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  3. I did this for a tablescape last fall and loved it!

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  4. Great idea! I've got a heap of wine bottles in our shed that Ive kept because I like their shape and couldn't bear to put them in the recycle bin! Maybe this is what to do with them!

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  5. I'll have to save my salsa jar that's almost empty and do this! what a great idea.

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  6. How cute! What a great idea :)

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  7. I've seen this done on other blogs too. Did you have any issue with the paint dripping?

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  8. CUTE! I love the added touches, with the ribbons! Wonderful!

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  9. I love this! I'm working on a similar project right now! Great job!

    I'm stopping by from The Girl Creative. Have a great Monday!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

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  10. great idea!! come link up to MMM!!

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  11. What an awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  12. Such a great idea!!! Way to recycle!

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  13. I love this idea! They are especially charming in a group.

    Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

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  14. I have tons of bottles this idea would be great for! Love the simplicity of this!

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  15. Really cute! I hate recycling pretty bottles-- thanks for the idea

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  16. I too like bottles but I would not think to spray paint them. We do recycle glass but sometimes a just hate getting rid of a neat bottle. they look great and they brighten up the space. good job and thank you for sharing your idea.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  17. I love your painted jar vases!! Could be a really cute way to do centerpieces for an fun/artsy wedding. :-)

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  18. Wow, I really like that! I have lots of bottles I wasn't sure what to do with, and I just might do this! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  19. Fun ideam we can recycle glass but I think these would look cute on my plate shelf that has no plates!

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  20. I love this idea.. its never gets olds. Everything look so fresh and new! Love the added touches!
    ~Tana

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  21. I love this idea! Wouldn't that make a great holiday centerpiece with white flowers in it.

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  22. That is a wonderful idea and with all the colors available and all the bottle sizes you can do anything really.. Thank you.

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  23. How cute! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for linking to my party!

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  24. Oh wow, what an amazing transformation! I love that it was so simple.

    Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

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  25. What a nice idea! I'll be looking at empty bottles and jars that are headed for the trash in a different way now! Love the colors you chose!

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  26. What a great idea! I sell flowers in my farmstand by putting them into used glass bottles. This will be a great way to add a little funk to them, thanks!

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  27. I am featuring this today, because I love it. Such a simple idea, but it turned out so well. I can't decide whether I prefer the ribbon version or the plain one- they are both great!

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/06/featuring-you_11.html

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  28. What a wonderful idea! I love this! They are so cute and I love the colors you've chosen! Thanks for stopping by this week! :)

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  29. Oooo... I love this!! I've been thinking of making my own homemade beauty products and have been wondering what to put them in. I might just sanitize some old containers and then spray paint the outsides!

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  30. LOVE this... I am redoing my son's room and think a collection of kelly green, navy and aqua spray painted bottles would be a fabulous touch!
    We're featuring you this week- come on by and grab a button!

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  31. I am featuring this today, because I love it. Such a simple idea, but it turned out so well. I can't decide whether I prefer the ribbon version or the plain one- they are both great!

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