The Chalkboard Paint is an extraordinary resource in the “do it yourself ” projects, being used quite often. Today we are going to use this painting on a clean glass bottle, on small surface only, making a label on which we will write with chalk the contents of our end product, this particular bottle being used in the kitchen to withhold a real treasure, M&M`s.
1.STEP ONE – Preparing the bottle
As you would expect, for this project, the bottle has to be perfectly clean, and in order to accomplish this first task you will need some dish soap, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and a scrubber brush.
First things first, you will need to remove the bottle etiquette so you need to soak it in warm, soapy water for about an hour or two, afterwards you scrub the paper away with the rough side of the scrubber sponge or with scrubber brush. Theoretically the scrubber sponge is not recommend because it creates small balls of glue after removing the paper, little balls that are hard to get off after. Use the isopropyl alcohol to remove the glue left by pouring the alcohol onto it and scrubbing with the brush. The isopropyl alcohol can also help you to remove smells within the bottle, you just need to pour some in and swirl it around .
When your job is done, wash the whole bottle properly with water and let it dry for at least four hours upside down, you can use the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
2.STEP TWO-Painting the Bottle
As soon as your bottle dried up it`s time to apply the chalkboard paint, you`re excited isn`t it? You have to decide how wide tall small or narrow your label section will be, maybe you will have two black areas, a smiley face or danger sign on the bottle, either way you have to use painter`s tape to realized the borders of your art piece. Take your take time and complete this step like a pro, this is a very important step, the end result can be disastrous if you mess up here.
3.STEP THREE -Actually Painting the Bottle
Apply ONE thin flat coat of paint . In the pictures bellow they`re two layers. Applying two layers will make the label thicker then it should be, it will look like a sticker rather then a professional painting, BUT even if you end up applying two layers, make sure they`re thin.
At this point, it`s a waiting game, we were super excited to see the end result and for us this step has been the hardest one, neck to neck with the drying interval after cleaning. If you want to, this is is the step on which you can add another layer of painting, the painting should be almost dried before attempting to do such madness.
5.STEP FIVE-The Unveiling
And of course, the unveiling, here very gently, we peel off the tape, without damaging the paint, which is still rather raw even if it`s dried up. Be proud of what you`ve realized!
6.BONUS STEP-STEP SIX- Spread the world and keep on experiencing the great recycle feel
We congratulate you on your efforts and we invite to share your work and accomplishment with your friends, now you can try painting the entire bottle or other sections, you can create a lamp, vases and many many other pieces of art, become a node, a core of sustainable ideas for your group of friends, on our website you can find plenty of other recycle ideas, and thousands other on the internet, the ones bellow are quite interesting and very very simple.
What do you think? Would you pursue these simple recycled wine bottle crafts for your interior decor? We would love to hear your valuable feedback on the subject in the comment section below or on our social platforms! Craft with love!