… that’s according to Jeff. But after a little trial and error, we figured out the easiest process, and I thought I’d clue you all in on our DIY’ing success! DIY Painted Bottle 9_edited-1First and foremost, you’re probably wondering why we wanted to paint all those bottles (You weren’t curious? Indulge me! 🙂 ). Well this time it’s not for any home decor purposes, but instead for a certain exciting event happening this October.

It just so happens that weddings aren’t cheap and any way we can cut costs we’re certainly going to try, not mention the fact that we just like to tackle DIY projects when we can. So, we collected several whiskey bottles (I think that was Jeff’s favorite part), found a blush paint color (part of the overall wedding color scheme) we liked, and got work. DIY Painted Glass BottlesHere’s what we learned:

1. Clean and dry the inside of the bottles thoroughly before you put any paint in them.

2. Use latex paint. We started out with acrylic paint, but quickly learned it was too thick to spread around the inside of the bottles.

3. Pour paint slowly into the bottle, with the bottle at a slight angle to allow the paint to run down the side of the glass. Once the paint begins to pool at the bottom stop pouring and slowly turn the bottle to coat the inside with paint. If after a time you cannot coat the entire bottle, add a little more paint

4. Pour out any remaining paint from the bottle.

5. Dab denatured alcohol on a paper towel to clean off excess paint on the outside and rim of the bottle.

6. Set it out to dry and you’re done!

We’re still in the planning stages of our wedding centerpieces, and I promise not to give every secret away in advance, but this is one you could easily do at home. I’m sure some of these bottles will be used as decorations around our house later on.

4 Comments

4 Comments on Painting glass bottles: “the internet makes it look easier…”

  1. Sara
    April 9, 2014 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    Those are awesome! I have some of Shannon’s wedding centerpieces at my house. Maybe I’ll start a Rebori tradition and help take a few of those off your hands after the wedding. 🙂

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    • Anamarie
      April 9, 2014 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

      Our weddings are known to be memorable. Here’s hoping mine is the same and you’ll want a memento to take with you!

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    June 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm (3 years ago)

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  3. Vanessa Metker
    October 16, 2016 at 9:43 am (10 months ago)

    It just runs off. I was wondering how your’s turned out. I bought latex paint but had it tinted in Pearl Metallic looking colors. Do you think that could have changed the results? I may try baking them.

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