April 20, 2010

Get your craft on: Painted glass bottles

Inspired by this post, I had to try out painting the interior of a glass bottle to give good reason for why I hang onto glass jars obsessively.  The results: good!  Check it out:

I started with a clean canning jar and a paint sample in Honolulu Blue.

I slowly poured the paint in and swirled it around until it coated the sides.  Note that I did not do this step over my leather bench, despite what this photo may suggest!

Once the sides were adequately coated, I inverted the jar over a paper plate and used a wooden skewer to help tilt it so the excess paint would slide out without pooling around the entire rim:


And voila!
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13 comments:

twolittletots said...

where do you find the time to do these projects?! and what are you going to do with your new blue jar? i love canning jars...i use them for parties...put the silverware, flowers and candles...just some ideas if you need them.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great color and idea! Love this....and the fact that you have the time to do these projects, well...you are my hero!

Into Ablivia said...

Wow- that came out great!

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Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Very pretty! I'm going to have to try that.

Joanna said...

I have to try this! I have a million jars sitting around in my storage room, and haven't used them for anything because I don't like seeing clutter through glass. Wonderful idea!

carolyn said...

That's pretty. Thanks for the instructions ... I haven't seen this before. I also obsessively hang on to jars so I may have to try this.

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

Lovely!

Michelle said...

LOVE this! I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with mason jars. My husband thinks I'm nuts.

Sarah said...

What a great idea! This is just beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Decomom said...

Love this! I also have a large collection of bottles and jars! Now I can "cute" them up a bit!

Jason and Michelle Ellsworth said...

I love this!
But was wondering if the paint comes off easily?, like will it scratch off if you put plastic silverware or things like that in them?

Mimi Con! said...

LOL...i love how you pointed out the flaw you made in some of your projects...i really love your ideas & your blog...total inspiration to me for i'm a newbie in this kind of thing : )
come visit me if you have time...
www.minabanana.blogspot.com

xoxo