We tested out a regular wine bottle first. Pictures did not get taken because it got left on the patio table while Loverboy watered the lawn and it needs a bath. (We now know that water spots can be wiped off though!) While taking a sip of pink lemonade, I became curious about these bottles. Naturally, he surprised me with the finished result when I woke up this morning. One of the million reasons why I am marrying this man.
But this is a super easy diy that one does not necessarily need a Loverboy's assistance with.
Step One: Drink wine and lemonade. (Or whatever is in the pretty bottle you want to use. There's a pomegranate liquor bottle here just waiting to be turned into art.)
Step Two: Clean bottles.
Step Three: Place lots of bottles into a five pound bucket with a little dish soap. Let sit for awhile. Days is fine. Then scrub bottles with a sponge. Ta-da, labels are gone!
Step Four (optional): Get your Loverboy.
Step Five: Find a wooden dowel or two. This one was just barely over a dollar at the craft store for one the height of a small child. It could be cut into shorter pieces but this way involves less bending. They seem to be sturdy enough in the ground, but for the tall ones, Loverboy drilled holes into a garden railroad tie to hold them.
Step Six: Straighten bottle on dowel. Spray! Spray! Spray! Let dry...then spray spray spray again! Two to three coats seem to be what works, but it will depend on your paint and how opaque you want the bottle to be. A clear coat or a clear glitter coat could be applied too.
Finally, sit back and enjoy the finished product!
Past to Present. You can clearly see where the old label used to be, but I kinda like. There's always the option of designing a new label or wrapping some lace around it. As you can see, there's definitely going to be more bottles painted in the future. Loverboy has devised a plan to even patternize some of the regular wine bottles, but that will be another post as we need to get supplies.