As I was meandering through Michaels craft store I stumbled upon a collection of red tagged clearance spray paint bottles. One of them happened to be spray chalk paint. I had never used chalk paint before but from what I can tell off BlogLand that stuff rocks! So I came home and
it sat in the garage forever figured out a fun craft using my bottle of $1.99 chalk paint.
On to the project…….I am going to show you how I turned leftover wine bottles and chalk paint into a fun gift idea!
First drink some wine
1.) Prime the empty bottles
(if you are making bulk of these and you don’t have a lot of time to invest, you may just want to prime and paint the chalk area just over the natural wine glass. That is a very pretty look too – you are just subject to the soft greens, amber or the clear color wine bottles come in. Remember, still prime the area that will have the chalk paint on it.)
2.) Spray paint them your favorite color
3.) Take painters tape and square off an area to spray on the chalk paint. (be sure and really press the tape on well so that the paint doesn’t bleed.)
Spray the chalk paint on the bottles – be sure and cover areas that you do not want chalked! It was easy just to wrap some plastic wrap or extra blue tape over the other areas.
After 2-3 coats of chalk paint (let each coat dry for at least 30 min) take off the blue painters tape. You can leave “as is” or decorate it with embellishments.
Write whatever saying you would like on it.
Some ideas would be a gift for a teacher, bring it to class filled with a rose, or for an event dinner have the centerpiece include a decorated wine bottle with the table #. What about a thank you gift or a place to display your favorite quote? Wouldn’t it be so fun to bring this with flowers to the hospital with the newborn babies name chalked on it! How personal is that! “Welcome Baby Kate!”
Just get those Creative Juices going and have some fun!!
Want another fun craft to do with your children or grandkids? Check out my post on making rock candy!
UPDATE: I have to show you a picture a reader (and friend) sent in.....it looks as if she may have done this with beer bottles but isn't it pretty!
|She made all her own flowers too.....Thanks Casey!|