DIY Painted Wine Bottles: How to Paint Wine Bottles in 5 Minutes
Here are my finished wine bottles painted by yours truly!
DIY Painted Wine Bottles
Wine bottles are being used in so many creative settings and if you are a wine drinker like I am you probably have some bottles or can start saving them up for crafts. I'm so mad at myself for throwing out wine bottles in the past! If you don't have any wine bottles you can use a regular vase or go down to your local winery or a friend's house and see if you can have any of theirs.
Painting the inside of your wine bottle really saves time. You don't have to brush on multiple coats of paint and there are no streaks or brush strokes afterward. You also have a a nice shiny finish with the glass on the outside of the paint.
Removing the Labels From Your Wine Bottles
There are many great tutorials out there for getting the labels off of your wine bottles. The best way I have found is to boil them in water on the stove and scrape the label off once it has soaked up some moisture. I have also read that using olive oil and baking soda to create a paste will help to scrub the sticky glue off after you remove most of the label.
What You Will Need to Paint Your Wine Bottles
- Empty, cleaned (on the inside and out), wine bottle
- Paint. I used acrylic paint but I'm sure there are a lot of paints out there that would work just fine. Just make sure the paint you choose is compatible with glass.
- Something to mix and pour your paint from. I used an old plastic measuring cup which handles both the mixing portion and the pouring. You could also use a syringe to drop the paint into your bottle.
- Something to mix your paint and water. I used a paintbrush I had lying around but you can use whatever utensil you have on hand.
- Paper towels or old rags. I like to have these on hand because I am messy and because you can use them to cover the end of your wine bottle while spreading your paint around.
Painting Your Wine Bottles
DIY Swirled Paint Wine Bottle
Here's a Bottle that I added some Juke and a Burlap Flower to!
After Painting Your Wine Bottle
Now that you are done painting your wine bottle the possibilities are endless! Allow time for the paint to dry inside the bottle (this will depend on how thick your paint is, I would allow at least a day for the paint to sit before doing too much with the bottle).
You can add burlap, twine, flowers, more paint to the outside of the bottle, chalk paint or whatever other creative things you can think of to your wine bottle. You can even leave the bottle as-is to add some color to you home.
Remember that if you are going to use the bottle to hold real flowers you will need to line the bottle before adding water as this will ruin your paint job. They have floral inserts at craft stores that are little tubes that you can add water to and place your flowers in.