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Patriotic Painted Glass Bottles

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These patriotic painted glass bottles are an easy, low-cost way to add some red, white, and blue to your Fourth of July table! Made from old juice and tea jars, all you need are a few supplies and a few minutes of your time.
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These patriotic painted glass bottles are an easy, low-cost way to add some red, white, and blue to your Fourth of July table! Made from old juice and tea jars, all you need are a few supplies and a few minutes of your time.
  • patriotic painted glass bottles, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
To start, wash out the jars you plan to repurpose, and remove labels and any residual stickiness. (Did you know? Peanut butter removes the stickiness left behind after removing labels!)
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Place jar over a long dowel, rod, or stick, and spray paint using light coats that begin and end beyond the bottle. I used Krylon ColorMaster and Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paints for my glass jars and they worked great. I found after my first attempt that the trick is to do the sneak attack. Don't begin spray painting with the nozzle pointed directly at the bottle. Instead, start spraying like you're spraying to the left or right of the bottle and then spray the bottle, going all the way and across and beyond it with each swipe of your spray paint.
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To dry, I transferred my bottles to a shorter stick (long lollipop sticks work great for this) and stuck the bottles upright, poked into a foam rectangle. I let them dry overnight before I decorated them.
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Once the bottles were dry, I used double-stick tape to adorn them with patriotic ribbon. Not only is this a quick and easy embellishment, it can also be removed without damaging your pretty painted jars (just make sure you secure both sides of tape to ribbon - not glass) so you can reuse the jars for other events in the future.
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DIY 4th of July vase made from a glass tea jar.
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  • SK on Elderberry
    SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID
    on Jun 17, 2014

    Very cute. and great pictures. Thanks for sharing. sk

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 17, 2014

    Love your pictures, Dusty! Such a cute project!

  • Connie
    Connie Newberg, OR
    on Jun 18, 2014

    Great idea and fun too.

  • GranArt
    GranArt Granbury, TX
    on Jun 18, 2014

    nice project!

  • Betty819
    Betty819 Silver Spring, MD
    on Jun 18, 2014

    Would you mind telling me what products are sold in glass bottles like you used anymore? so much is being packaged in plastic containers/bottles. Prevents breakage and loss for manufacturer and grocery stores. Let me go look in my panty..a few I can think of right away would be vinegar bottles, olive oil. Had a surprize..olive oil and vinegar in plastic bottles! Looked in fridge..found A-1 and worceshire, bottled chili sauce. Guess I'll have to sneak out before bedtime and look in neighbor's recycle bins for unique shaped bottles!

    • All Things G&D
      All Things G&D Madison, WI
      on Jun 19, 2014

      @Betty819 Hi Betty - The jars I used for this project are kombucha (fermented tea) jars and juice jars. Hope that helps!

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