easy tinted glass bottles
Here’s a quick and easy way
to tint glass bottles and jars using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint!
They look so pretty sitting in a sunny window and once the paint is dry and
cured you can fill your bottle with water to use it as a vase! The best
part, it takes just a few minutes to make!
On pinterest there are lots of
beautiful tutorials about how to tint glass bottles. Most of the
directions use food coloring and white glue. It makes a great look but
the only problem is you can’t put water in the bottle or it will wash
I thought "I
wonder if this would work with paint, and if it would stay adhered to
the bottle even when filled with water?" Well it worked and here's how you can make these too!
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints: Classic Teal, Dash of Red, Smidge of Blue, Dab of Yellow
Small paper cup
Glass bottles or jars (I used Starbucks bottles)
Squeeze your paint onto a plastic spoon, here you can see the amount that I used. Classic Teal, Dash of Red, Smidge of Blue, Dab of Yellow work best because they are the most transparent.
Fill a small paper cup with water. You can see here the level that I filled my cup to. You can experiment with adding more or less water to get darker or lighter looks
Mix in the paint with the water. Make sure it is thoroughly mixed, so there aren’t any globs of paint left behind.
Pour the mixture into your bottle and then swirl it around. Make sure to cover all areas. I recommend doing this part over a sink.
Dump the excess back into your paper cup.
Place your bottle on a paper towel upside down to dry. You may see some streaks but don’t fuss with them, they will blend in as the paint dries. Wait till the next day to make sure it’s fully dry! Decide if you want to add a second coat. Colors used here from left to right: Dash of Yellow, Classic Teal, Dab of Red.
Once your jar is completely dry you can use it as a vase for real or paper flowers! Here I'm using my vase for printable flowers, (it's a FREE download and you can grab yours here!)
Download these paper printable flowers here and make them to add to your vase too! I think this would make a fabulous mother's day gift don't you?
Labels: free printable, free tutorial