Monday, December 14, 2009

How to Make a Colored Bottle

There was a request to show how we made the colored bottles on my post from a few days ago so here goes:
Step 1: Choose one color to cover your bottle in.
Step 2: Use magazines to clip out small squares of shades of your color - vary the sizes and shapes.
Step 3: Make a mixture of glue and water until it's a thin consistency.
Step 4: Use a paintbrush to paint the glue mixture onto the backs of the magazine squares to attach to the bottle.
Step 5: At the top of the bottle, glue the magazine squares onto the inside of the neck (hint: my students found it helpful to paint down the inside and make it stick).
Step 6: Once all the squares are glued onto the bottle, paint a layer of the glue mixture on top of the squares to smooth them down.
Step 7: When the top glue mixture dries, you can add glitter into the mix and paint a glittery layer onto the bottle.
Step 8: Allow the bottle to dry overnight.


  1. Thank you! I'll try making one when I have some free time. I'll let you know how it turns out!!

  2. I can't wait to see it. Oh, the final step (which I didn't realize until today) is to mod podge the outside. I did mine with glitter mod podge, but it just adds a little bit of shine.