Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My finished bottle project

I also bought but forgot to mention this pink watering can from Antiques To Go in Pasadena, for $4.

Pictured with them are my little project that was originally found on, cute enamel bottles. I used leftover San Pellegrino bottles to make them. Mine didn't turn out quite as good as the ones they pictured, mostly because I ran out of enamel paint and had to mix it with water :/ But I still think they're cute!

Here are the instructions:

Craft Project: Make Enameled Bottles

Craft Project: Make Enameled Bottles

Photo: © Iain Bagwell

1. Buy dishwasher-safe enamel paint and surface conditioner (like Delta brand; $3.14 each at crafts stores).

2. Prime the glass by pouring a bit of conditioner into clean, dry bottles to coat the inside.

3. Pour out any excess. Once completely dry, coat the inside of the bottles with enamel, then then prop them each upside down in a jar or on a paper towel to catch drips.

4. Check periodically for the first hour, wiping any excess from the lips. Allow to dry completely for about 48 hours.



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