- Arts and Design
Paint A Beautiful Design On A Bottle - A Handmade Mother's Day Gift
If you are on a budget, or just prefer to be crafty, then making a crafty present for Mother's Day might be right up your alley. If your mother adores flowers then she might like a glass bottle painted so that it can be used as a vase. The environmental plus to this craft is that you can even reduce the waste of throwing a glass bottle into a landfill by turning it into a beautiful vase. This elegantly shaped green glass water bottle could simply not be thrown away, or even recycled, so I decided to re-purposed this glass bottle as a vase. First, I soaked the label off in water, and then I used a sponge to scrub off the remaining bits of glue and label that refused to budge after its warm bath. I dried off the vase and then used acrylic paint to create a floral design, which is reminiscent of stained glass. I painted mod podge over the glass bottle to seal in the painting, and to give the vase a shiny and lustrous appearance. Painting a glass bottle and turning it into a vase is an easy gift to make for Mother's Day, or any other special occasion.
Step One: Find A Bottle To Paint
Make sure to clean the glass bottle before you start painting it.
Step Two: Paint On The Azure Flowers
I used many supplies I had on hand as templates for painting. A used coffee cup top became the palette for the blue paint.
The blue flowers that I painted on the bottle looked beautiful in the lamp light.
Step Three: Paint On The Yellow Flowers
The vase is beginning to take shape as I paint on the yellow flowers.
The orange centers of the yellow flowers is quite cheery, and a nice contrast to the blue flowers.
Step Four: Paint On The Stems And Leaves
Here I started adding the green leafs and stems to the flowers.
This is such a free form craft, and you can paint the flowers however you like on your vase.
The flowers towards the top are a bit smaller, and I painted larger flowers towards the bottom of the glass bottle.
The large yellow flower with the orange center was my favorite.
I allowed the painted bottle to dry overnight.
Step Five:: Seal The Painting With Mod Podge
Give The Beautiful Vase To Mom
More Gift Ideas: Paint Your Mom A Picture
Check out my hub where I illustrate how you can paint a picture for your mom on Mother's Day.