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Pretty in pastel


Craft with Resene, from the Australian Women's Weekly

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen

(Note: Do not fill with water – these are for decorative purposes only.)

Glass painted bottles

What you'll need

Hints and Tips: Although this project is super easy, there are a few tricks that will ensure its success.

Painted glass bottles

Painted glass bottles

  1. Clean and thoroughly dry glassware.

  2. Mix the Resene paint well before using. Give it a good shake and stir.

  3. Pour the paint into a glass vessel and swirl it around to coat the entire inside. You’ll need to spend a bit of time moving and tipping the bottle to get an even coat.

  4. Have an old cake rack ready on a piece of newspaper. When you’re happy with the paint coverage in the bottle, place bottle upside down on the tray to drain off the excess paint. Ensure the tray is left in a safe place, where the glassware won’t get knocked or blown over and broken! Continue painting other glass vessels.
  5. When all the excess paint has run free, use a damp cloth to clean the rim and outside of the bottle while the paint is still damp and easy to remove. Stand upright and set aside to dry for at least a week.

Project by Marsha Smith, April 2018

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