Spray Painted Glass Bottles

by Kimba on June 3, 2009

in Do it yourself

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

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1 Musings of a Housewife June 3, 2009 at 5:26 am

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

2 Tabitha in Bliss June 3, 2009 at 6:02 am

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

3 slip4 June 3, 2009 at 6:05 am

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.

4 Sandy Toes June 3, 2009 at 6:06 am

very fun!
sandy toe

5 Caroline June 3, 2009 at 6:28 am

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.

6 Astrid June 3, 2009 at 6:33 am

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

7 Nancy June 3, 2009 at 6:38 am

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!


8 Misti of Studio M Designs June 3, 2009 at 6:40 am

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


9 Tricia Anne June 3, 2009 at 6:41 am

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

10 Ang June 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

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

11 Stephanie June 3, 2009 at 6:54 am

So cute and summery!

12 Karla June 3, 2009 at 7:00 am

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…

13 Emily June 3, 2009 at 7:10 am

Cute! Did it only take one coat?

14 Kate Starr June 3, 2009 at 7:10 am

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

15 delightfuldwelling June 3, 2009 at 7:10 am

Such a cute idea, they came out beautiful.

16 DeAnna June 3, 2009 at 7:13 am

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!!

17 Pattie Cordova June 3, 2009 at 7:20 am

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.

18 Madison June 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

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

19 Carmen June 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

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:


20 michellejohnnie June 3, 2009 at 7:52 am

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!

21 Laura Ingalls Gunn June 3, 2009 at 8:02 am

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.

22 Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs June 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

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

23 niartist June 3, 2009 at 8:31 am

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

24 sAsSy CaSsY June 3, 2009 at 8:39 am

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. 🙂

25 Avery Tales June 3, 2009 at 8:45 am

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!!

26 Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" June 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

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

I'm following you on Twitter now. =)

27 Kim @ Everything Etsy June 3, 2009 at 9:03 am

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


28 MagicMarkingsArt June 3, 2009 at 9:07 am

great "poppy", summer colors!

29 Martha June 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

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

30 Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" June 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

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!

31 Marie June 3, 2009 at 10:03 am

What a cool idea to paint the bottles! Thank you for the inspiration.

32 RootsAndWingsCo June 3, 2009 at 10:15 am

I love this! Your bottles are perfect for this!


33 farmhouse wares June 3, 2009 at 10:23 am

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.

34 Amanda @ Serenity Now June 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

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. 🙂

35 Kelli June 3, 2009 at 11:26 am

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

36 Kathie @ my net finds June 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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!!!

37 Miss(es) Canadian Pie June 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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.

38 a little bit vintage June 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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

39 HeathahLee June 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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. : )

40 Sara @ Be Still and Know June 3, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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!!! 🙂

41 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage June 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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

42 J.J. June 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm

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!

43 Lana June 3, 2009 at 1:50 pm

What a cute idea!

44 Ruth June 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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

45 Centsational Girl June 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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 !

46 Michelle Bebe June 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

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!

47 Rachael Havens June 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Love it! Thanks for the great idea.

48 Southern Fried Gal June 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Cute idea! Simple and fun, too!

49 Tina June 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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.


50 Tina June 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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

51 Amber June 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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

52 Infarrantly Creative June 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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

53 abeachcottage June 3, 2009 at 9:17 pm

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


54 The O's June 4, 2009 at 11:44 am

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!!

55 Samantha June 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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

56 Tara June 4, 2009 at 6:54 pm

love this!!! fav'ing this post!

57 Julia @ Hooked on Houses June 5, 2009 at 5:40 am

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! 🙂

58 Ashley and Eric June 5, 2009 at 6:12 am

These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

59 Linda at Lime in the Coconut! June 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

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

60 Cass @ That Old House June 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

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

61 Jenny June 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

They are awesome! I love the colors you chose!

62 RML June 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm

They look incredible- the colours are stunning!

63 emily June 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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

64 Gwen June 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

These make me so happy!

65 Falling Around June 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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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67 Nana6905 October 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

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

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