… 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! First 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. Here’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.