Patterned Water Bottle for Back to School

Lindsey McCord
by Lindsey McCord
3 Materials
I found these amazing rectangle water bottles + ice packs at Ikea for .99 cents and couldn't pass them up for a quick DIY! I've been eyeing an expensive retail version of these for a while--square water bottles will fit nicely in a bag or purse without taking up much space. These patterned water bottles will be a hit with kids and teachers alike!
1. Make sure the surface of your water bottle is clean and doesn't have any residue left over from labels. If you plan on painting a design with horizontal or vertical rows use masking tape to tape off guides to help keep your artwork level.
2. Use paint pens to design and draw a pattern on the water bottle. Keep a paper plate or scrap piece of paper handy to blot the paint pen or practice your pattern. Doodle a monogram, stripes, gems or botanical patterns! Use a q-tip dipped in fingernail polish remover to swipe away mistakes or drips.
3. Allow paint to cure overnight before use! I'd recommend sealing your artwork with a coat of clear sealer so your pattern doesn't get scratched and you can wipe it down easily. Hand wash only!
Suggested materials:
  • Paint Pens   (Michaels)
  • Clear Sealer   (Michaels)
  • Rectangle Water Bottle   (Ikea)
Lindsey McCord
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