A beautiful way to reuse your Stirrings glass bottles!
Your party is over and you're usually left with empty glass bottles, you can easily recycle them or you can have a craft day with family and friends and repurpose them into beautiful painted bud-vases. In the spirit of Earth Day we've crafted up more than just cocktails!
Stirrings Glass Bottles of any size, cleaned
Acrylic Paint, we used Apple Barrel but any brand should work
Goo Be Gone
Plastic Table cover or paper to protect surfaces
Preparing the bottle:
Rinse out the inside of the empty mixer bottle.
Let the bottle sit in hot water for at least 15 minutes to soften the sticker label.
Peel off the sticker and scrape off whatever is left with a hard, flat edge. We used the little scraper that comes with Goo Be Gone. Any paint scrapper should work. Be cautious of sharp edges.
Put Goo Be Gone on a clean rag and wipe off the remaining sticky glue.
Wash the bottle with hot water and dish soap, let dry completely.
Painting the bottle:
Pick your favorite paint colors, and add a tiny bit of water to loosen the paint up. Think of fun colors to mix, be careful not choosing colors that will mix to brown, we know this from personal experience. Unless of course you love the color brown!
Pour paint into the bottle and rotate it to get desired effect. We went with a marbleized look.
Let the bottle dry upside down over newspaper. The extra paint will drip out and dry.
The bottles take about 24 hours to be completely dry on both the outside and inside.
Once dry, the paint becomes water resistant, so you can fill it with water and use it as a beautiful vase for flowers. Our cocktail mini bottles make lovely bud-vases.
Please note: the brands mentioned in this article are for reference only, we have not partnered with them to make this post possible.