You Can Do It: Golden Glass Bottles

I’ve been collecting glass bottles from seltzer, sangria, and sauces for months now. Last weekend I finally figured out what I wanted to do with them, make gold colorblocked home accessories of course! It’s really easy if you have a half hour to spare and makes a great display when grouped together. Wanna learn how to make your own?


What you’ll need:
• glass jar(s) or bottle(s)
• painter’s tape
• spray paint in the color of your choosing
• newsprint or garbage bag

Start with a clean container. I soaked them labels off of mine in the sink with a little dish soap, then used a green kitchen scrubber to get the glue and label off.


Next, figure out where you want your paint line to hit and use a strip of painter’s tape to make a clean line all the way around the container.


At this point move the whole project outside if you haven’t already. Lay down a piece of newsprint or a garbage bag and flip the container upside down. Spray a light coat of paint to cover the base.


Once it’s dry, flip the container back over and use a bit more painter’s tape to attach a piece of a paper that covers the part you don’t want to get paint on. Then stuff the excess paper inside the opening.


Now lightly spray the sides, making sure to overlap the tape and paper. Allow to dry, then go over again if glass is showing through.


Once the paint is completely dry remove the paper and tape. Tada! A super clean line. And now you have a vase, or pencil container, or insta-accesory.

  • Susie

    June 5, 2012 at 9:31 am Reply

    This is such a cool idea, and seems like something I could actually successfully do. Thanks for sharing!

    Sea and Swank

  • Allison Bailey

    June 5, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    What a great idea. I’ve been collected bottles for some unknown reason also… this is a perfect solution!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    June 5, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

    I know you already know this. But you’re kind of a genius!

  • Monica

    June 5, 2012 at 10:18 am Reply

    They are lovely! Great! I’d like them sparkling too!!

  • how2home

    June 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm Reply

    this is such a great idea! it’d look so nice with flowers 🙂 can i use other types of paint instead?

    • Kelly

      June 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply

      i’ve nor tried other types of paint, but i’d love to know if you have any luck!

  • Taiyo

    June 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm Reply

    I gave it a shot! The chevron pattern unfortunately didn’t mask very well and got smudged, so I might have to re-do it.

  • Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

    June 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm Reply

    EEK! Love this…as if I needed an excuse to paint something gold, but this sure did the trick. I bet it would be awesome on bonne maman jars!

  • Camille

    November 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    fab idea. may do this with the million wine bottles i have on our mantel…


  • Jessie

    December 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Great idea with the gold, I want to try this though I somehow want to paint the inside instead because I like the look of the clear glass on the outside.

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