Do you have any glass bottles sitting around your house, just waiting for you to make something fabulous out of them? I do. You see, I've always loved glass bottles. I guess, in an age of plastic everything, the glass bottles just feel so... real. Not to mention they look adorably vintage and classy. The only drawback to glass bottles is that I can never get myself to throw (or recycle) them away. I want them to stay and continue to bring charm to my life, but seriously, how many glass bottles does one need?
But this post, my friends, this may solve all of my problems. I bring to you...
Yes, I said the magic word. Glitter. Not only do these bottles look so fresh and vibrant, they take very little supplies and even less effort. I used them as vases for centerpieces for my graduation, and now I have a couple sitting on top of my desk just sparkling. And let me tell you, these pretty things know how to sparkle.
So, here's how you can make your own glitter bottles!
A glass bottle, clean and with no labels
Painter's or masking tape
Paintbrush or sponge
Glitter (I bought this one at Michaels)
Clear Sealant spray-paint
Step One- Tape Your Bottle
I taped mine where the bottle already curved, but you can tape your lower or higher depending on the bottle and your preference. Don't worry about making it perfectly straight, people will look at the glitter, not the line. Also, I tried a few different varieties in making my bottles, painting pink stripes at the bottom of the bottle for a different feel. Try new things and be creative!
Step Two- Paint on the Mod Podge
Simple. Make sure you give the whole bottle a generous coat and don't forget the bottom edge!
Step Three- GLITTER
Cover that bottle with glitter! Unless you want a true explosion of glitter over your entire house, put a plate, some paper, a tablecloth and a superhero's cape (because those never seems to get dirty) underneath the glitter downpour. And even then, you will probably track bits of gold wonderfulness all over the house. Embrace the glitter, embrace it.
On a more technical note, pour on more glitter than you think you will need. You want to completely cover the bottle. Again, don't forget the bottom of the glass.
Step Four- Shake It Off
I shake it off, shake it off. (I, I) I shake it off, shake it off (oh, oh)...
Sorry, I got carried away in my Taylor Swift-ness. What I meant to say is shake off the excess glitter and also peel off the tape. (oh, oh)
Step Five (not pictured)- Seal the Sparkle
Go outside and follow the directions on your can of clear sealant to keep your bottles from raining glitter every time that you touch them. I gave my bottles four coats of sealant, but they probably could use one more, I just don't feel like going outside and spaying them again.
That's it! This whole process took me less than ten minutes per bottle, and I made fourteen of them easily (with the help from my lovely sisters)! I love how these little bottles shine and attract attention. I paired my bottles with bright pink roses for a special pop, but you can do so many things with lovely accents!
Comment below if you plan on turning your glass bottles into works of art. And stay tuned for my second tutorial on my graduation crafts (hint, I used more glitter). Love you guys!