Painted Glass Bottles

What do you think of when you think of green?
I think of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, grass, leaves, outside, recycle and many more.
So it was actually a tough decision coming up with a project.
I had too many ideas.

I decided painted bottles would be prefect to display from now through Easter.
I started with some miscellaneous glass bottles (recycled).
And cleaned and dried them thoroughly before painting.

I used 5 different colors of green.
Squirt a generous amount of paint into the bottle and swirl around.

Hold the bottle upside down to drain out the excess.

There was still a lot of paint in each bottle so I let them sit upside down over night.

Once they were completely drained I used a wet paper towel and cleaned around the rim.

I love all the shades of green and it makes me long for Spring even more now.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up I decided to add some “lucky” tags.
I made simple tags using craft paper and letter stickers.

And, of course, I had to add some flowers.
I love how simple and pretty this looks and feels.

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends February 24, 2012, 7:47 am

    I love the look of this, Leanne! It is so fresh and pretty.

  • Amy February 24, 2012, 7:47 am

    I love these bottles Leanne! They are perfect for spring and St. Patrick’s day! I may have to go on a hunt for glass bottles. 🙂
    xoxo,
    Amy

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny February 24, 2012, 1:38 pm

    These are so pretty, Leanne. I love that each one is a different shade of green. Perfect to display for the next several months. Love it!

  • Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! February 24, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Those turned out great- so pretty!

  • Haley February 24, 2012, 8:50 pm

    I love these! You did such a great job finding different bottles and shades of green. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anjanette February 24, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I just saw your Halloween mantle banner posted on a school pin board for Halloween ideas.

  • These are so fresh and pretty! Gorgeous simplicity. Chartreuse green is an accent colour in my Living Room so this would be a great way to add that colour pop to my mantel. Thanks for sharing your great idea!

  • Kara February 25, 2012, 8:17 pm

    Love those green bottles Leanne! Fun that they can be used just for spring, or for St. Patty’s by adding the tags. So clever!

  • Lisa @ grey luster girl February 25, 2012, 8:23 pm

    So simple and beautiful! Love it!

  • Ann February 26, 2012, 11:36 pm

    LOVE these! The cool shades of green on the inside of the bottles make them look like high end/expensive glassware. Adding the letters and the daisies is all sorts of creative fun. Good job.

  • Lori February 27, 2012, 12:19 am

    Love it, pinned it, nuf said…Lori

  • Bella March 1, 2012, 7:46 am

    Wow, these bottles look great! Makes me want to try swirling several colours together. Great project.

  • Jenn @ Social Salutations March 2, 2012, 7:18 am

    What a great idea!! I love the different shades of green that you used!

    I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love Favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-im-in-love-st-pattys-day-style.html

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  • Lindy@itsybitsypaper March 2, 2012, 1:45 pm

    I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.

  • Meg @ Nutmeg Place March 9, 2012, 11:40 am

    I love this idea and the colors you used! I’m your newest follower, I’d love if you followed and linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/03/showoff-saturday-5.html

    Hope to see you there!

  • Alicia March 21, 2012, 4:34 pm

    Did the paint eventually run down on the inside? I did the exact same thing the other day and about a week later the paint started running down….weird huh?

  • Carina May 1, 2013, 5:10 am

    Have been itching to give this a go. I just have, fairly happy given my first attempt, and yes pale shades of green. Thanks for the inspiration.

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