Milk bottles, wine bottles, old vases and much more can be
upcycled to make new features in your home. You won’t throw away anything
without considering what you can make ever again!
What You Will Need
3 glass bottles
DecoArt Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint for
Glass–Everlasting, Yesteryear, Relic, Serene
Sandpaper or Steel Wool
How to Make
Project 1: Vintage Bottle
To create a vintage look, using a dark shade of Chalky
Finish Paint for glass and paint your glass. For this glass bottle, we have
used the relic colour paint and we have also painted the inside of the bottle
head. After the paint has dried, paint
again with a lighter shade such as the yesteryear paint. The Chalky Finish Paint for Glass is thick so you should only need to apply one layer of colour. Once
dry, use a small piece of sandpaper to remove some of the paint from the
bottle, this will give the bottle a distressed effect.
Project 2: Textured Bottle
When upcycling, textured glass bottles are great for
creating a unique look using different colours. We picked this spotted glass
bottle to demonstrate this. Cover the bottle with a dark paint and leave to
dry. Once completely dry, add a top coat using a lighter colour. Use a small
piece of sandpaper to remove the lighter paint from the spotted texture of the
bottle. As an alternative you can add
some sparkle to textured bottles by adding glitter to the risen shapes on the
Project 3: Detailed Bottle
We have picked this detailed glass bottle to upcycle because the Serene Chalky Finish for Glass paint really enhances the unique shape and decorative pattern on the bottle. This upcycled bottle would look fabulous on your mantel piece or coffee table.
Have we inspired your bank holiday weekend crafts? We would love to see what you have made! Just share your latest creations in the project gallery.