03 June 2009

Spray Painted Glass Bottles

I saw this quick and easy idea in a magazine recently. If anyone else saw it an can tell me where, I'd really appreciate it. My memory is clearly failing (Did you SEE yesterday's post?) and it's making me crazy!

You'll have to use your imagination a bit on the before shot because I forgot to take one until I was half-way done. That was about 90 seconds after I started this project.

They're just old (not valuable) glass bottles that I had sitting around. I hit each one with different color spray paint ($1 clearance at Sherwin Williams! Woohoo!). No primer. It took exactly 3 minutes to do the whole thing.

Wouldn't these be a great (and cheap!) way to decorate tables for a party or shower? Easy peasy.

Edited to add: If you like this idea, here's another painted bottle project from Lori at Paint, Decorate, Design on the Cheap

I'm linking this post up Hooked on Houses because, clearly, I'm hooked on spray paint.

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67 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Musings of a Housewife said...

Those are SO cute. Almost makes me wish I had a craftsy bone in my body.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Those are cute and even I could do this one.. Yay!

slip4 said...

Kimba, I was reading the June issue of Good Housekeeping this very morning while waiting for my son at the orthodontist.They have a one pager on spray painting vases and bottles. Could that be where you saw it? Theirs were all white, though.

Sandy Toes said...

very fun!
sandy toe

Caroline said...

I LOVE THEM!!! I had some glassbottles sitting around to- maybe I should try my hand at painting them!! I lvoe the bottle with the anchor! So cute and nautical.

Astrid said...

Nice way to update boring ol' glasses quickly! I might give that a try today...I have spray paint and lots of boring glasses!

Nancy said...

Love them! I did a craft from a magazine that had you painting the inside of a bottle, but let me tell you that wasn't easy! And I wasn't thrilled with the results at all. This looks so much easier and pretty, too! Did you see it in Country Living? Where I work part time, there are lots of magazines and I was looking at them on my lunch hour yesterday. I recall seeing this craft, or one similar and I thought it was either in Country Living or Good Housekeeping. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

That is a CUTE idea! Really, no primer? This does sound easy peasy.

~Misti

Tricia Anne said...

So cute! Yes, this is a fantastic idea for a party, you could really have fun with the colors. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Ang said...

This is FABULOUS! I love it. So simple, yet so creative!

Stephanie said...

So cute and summery!

Karla said...

CUTE! My sister-in-law's bridal shower is in July (a garden party) and this might just be the perfect way to add in a pop of color!

Thanks for sharing the idea! They look great!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Emily said...

Cute! Did it only take one coat?

Kate Starr said...

Well all be! Who would've thought? So cute.

delightfuldwelling said...

Such a cute idea, they came out beautiful.

DeAnna said...

I love it! You are soright about the decorating the table - you could even add a cute tag or with some ribbon and use them as personalized favors. Thanks for sharing!!

Pattie Cordova said...

thanks for the idea! I've been collecting glass bottles hoping that something magnificent will hit me and now it has! Easy peasy craft project.

Madison said...

Those vases are so cute, I love them!! Have a great week!!

Carmen said...

I love the colors you picked!!!! I am actually throwing a bridal shower next weekend. Pale Yellow would be a great color to use. I also saw a similar idea to this the other day on this blog:

http://frugalfarmhousedesign.blogspot.com/2009/05/perrier-bottle-result.html

michellejohnnie said...

That is so simple and yet so cute! I think I just found a solution for a little decorating problem I've been having. I'm linking!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My daughter often works with bands selling t shirts etc and she has a collection of bottles that she won't throw away because "Pete Wentz drank out of it" or some other crazy rock star. :)
This is a great idea.

Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

Sooo cute! I can't wait to try this!

niartist said...

This is perhaps the best transformation I've seen all day! Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

sAsSy CaSsY said...

Old wine bottles work great with this too. I had my wine-o friend save all their bottles for me so I could do this and make gifts out of it. They make awesome presents. :)

Avery Tales said...

This is just odd because I was looking at an empty olive oil bottle yesterday wondering what I could do with it instead of throwing it away. This is perfect!!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Those are very adorable! I like how the logos pop through.

I'm following you on Twitter now. =)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That's great Kimba! They would love fabulous in my house!

~Kim

MagicMarkingsArt said...

great "poppy", summer colors!

Martha said...

They are so cute! I tried this once but with a big flower vase. It looked really nice!

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

Ballard Designs has bottles they are selling that look like these in 3 different shades! I was thinking when I saw them that perhaps I could make my own by spray painting some bottles. Now I know it can be done! Thanks...my next project for sure!

Marie said...

What a cool idea to paint the bottles! Thank you for the inspiration.
Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I love this! Your bottles are perfect for this!

Rebecca
RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

farmhouse wares said...

What a great idea. I have so many old glass bottles floating around, and this is a fun project for my daughter. Thanks, and thanks for joining me.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Gorgeous! That was my first thought when I saw them--for my sister's bridal shower in August. The MOH and I are trying to decide on decorations. What a pretty, inexpensive, and creative way to liven up my back yard. :)

Kelli said...

I am headed outside to spray paint a few bottles right NOW! Love it.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Perfect timing!!! I've been holding on to a few glass bottles now trying to think of something cute to do with them and voila! Kimba to the rescue! :-) Thank you for the spectacular idea as always!!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I saw the bottles on Paint, Decorate and Design a few days ago and fell inlove. I'm definatly planning on doing this project. I absolutely love the colors that you used.

a little bit vintage said...

What a creative idea! I just might have to steal it! :)

HeathahLee said...

I have thought about painting some vases but wondered if it would look too much like "Hey, I painted this clear vase!" Or if it would look like it was supposed to look that way. : )

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

This is so genius! My crutch in the summertime is Stewarts Key Lime and I dread returning them for the deposit...anyways..now i know what to do with them!!! :)

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Spray paint? I'm in! I'm soooo gonna do this!

J.J. said...

how beautiful!!!

They are like eye candy!

Also thanks for your email yesterday....interesting that you had all those things on your upcoming calendar! You are a good Mommy!

Lana said...

What a cute idea!

Ruth said...

I love the bottles. The colors you chose are great.
Ruth

Centsational Girl said...

You make things look so beautiful with such little effort. I just absolutely love this project, and the colors you chose are so cheerful, stylish and absolutely lovely. And I love how you won't see the floaty stuff in the water when it's not perfectly clear.

Wonderful my dear !

Michelle Bebe said...

okay maybe this will work for my idea...i have a zillion okay maybe 20 glass baby food jars that i was keeping and continue to collect thinking i would make a project...
center pieces perhaps???

thanks for the idea! love it!

Rachael Havens said...

Love it! Thanks for the great idea.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute idea! Simple and fun, too!

Tina said...

Hi Kimba,
I tried to post a comment on the Lewa's giveaway post, but I do not think it is showing up for you. Is it possibly at a comment limit of sorts? Well, just wanted you to know I love all of Lewa's desings and I posted on my blog about her shop and your giveaway to help spread the word. You can view it here http://www.lewasdesigns.com/shop.html.

Blessings,
Tina

Tina said...

By the way, I almost forgot. Love this painted bottle idea, I am going to add this one to my to do list!

Amber said...

Cute idea! Love the fresh colors you chose. They would be super cute on a party table!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Yep it is Ballard Designs...hilarious I just got bottles to do that today...brilliant minds think alike.

abeachcottage said...

hmmm, I've never seen anything like this, I am definitely tyring it, I have a tonne of old bottles and it never even crossed my mind to spray them

Sarah

The O's said...

Love it! I am new to your blog and have never left a comment before. I tried the frame with the chalkboard for Spring and also the bottles. I am so pleased with how they turned out. I hope that's ok that I used your ideas as inspiration!? You have such a talent, I love all the things you've done!!

Samantha said...

I got some bottles today from goodwill to do this. I hope they turn out as cute as yours.

Tara said...

love this!!! fav'ing this post!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love this! What a fun idea. And the colors you chose for them are perfect -- so summery looking!

Thanks for joining my party, Kimba. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Ashley and Eric said...

These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Those are GREAT! And just spray paint...who would ever know! Cool!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a simple, cute idea. Spray paint rules. Completely.
Cass

Jenny said...

They are awesome! I love the colors you chose!

RML said...

They look incredible- the colours are stunning!

emily said...

kimba. I love these bottles. Just love them. Great idea.

Gwen said...

These make me so happy!

Falling Around said...

These are SO adorable! I'll have to keep my eyes open for some glass bottles I can use.

Thank you for helping my Monday Makeovers to get started. Your retweeting prowess got the ball rolling. :-)

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Nana6905 said...

Flash back...I remember doing this when I was little..still cute..