Coastal Decorating With DIY Painted Seaglass Bottles

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We have bottles and jars that our beverages and foods come packaged in, and I was inspired to paint these rather than toss them into the recycling bin. The result is a coastal look that can be used year round.
I had a variety of old wine bottles, jelly jars and other assorted glass containers just waiting in storage for repurposing love! First I gathered up a handful and soaked them in hot sudsy water to remove any residue and labels.
This entire project took no more than 10 or 15 minutes after cleaning up the bottles and I used a light hand and mixed up several colors of paint while spraying. On this large bottle I gave it a blue ombre effect covering only part of the jar. Be sure to do this outside and to wear gloves when painting.
I used some of my favorite blue and green spray paints and a glitter blast paint. You'll find more about the products and process on my blog at Shabbyfufu.
Once I was finished painting all of my bottles I simply let them dry in the sun. Spray paint on glass dries almost immediately, and to finish I brought all of my bottles and jars inside and filled with fresh flowers.

More on my blog that is linked below. This is a super easy project for any level of crafter and with beautiful results!
Suggested materials:
  • Spray paint   (Amazon)
Janet Coon-Shabbyfufu
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  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 11, 2017
    Did you use clear bottles or the dark green and painted on the outside of containers?

  • Rita Rita on Sep 03, 2017
    I have a plastic crate that I would like to turn into storage and but a seat cushion on top for a stool . What do you suggest using for the lid?

  • Thr29095819 Thr29095819 on Oct 01, 2017
    I would like to know how to obtain and use the 'ombre' type paints. I collect bottle & jars & haven't done anything with them yet, except put blue wine bottles on the window sill. I would like to make gifts for my Family & Friends.
    Stella, Ocala, FL, 10-1-'17

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