Quick, easy and fun, gift for all.


  • Glass Bottle(s)
  • White paint, coloured paint optional
  • Brush or sponge for applying paint
  • Newspaper


  1. Clean bottle, I wash then rinse in hot water to save drying with towel and avoiding lint.
  2. Lay newspaper over surface that you are using
  3. Apply first coat of paint (I use a brush for first and second coats) allow to dry and add second coat then allow to dry.
  4. For final coat use a brush, sponge or any desired tool as this will be the finishing look. You can use colour if you wish. Allow to dry. I used a sponge in mine shown above.
  5. Decorate with what you wish and add your choice of flower or plant. Enjoy!


I like to make these with the kids! It is fun and makes a really nice feature to your home and a perfect gift for a loved one.

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    • 17 Mar 2014
      4:52 pm

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  • Looks beautiful, well done there!


  • I have a couple of bottles laying around, from a failed home made wine project, that would be perfect for this


  • I am int he process of making one of these. Great DIY!


  • All different colours and patterns would be awesome.


  • love recycling that is so practical. Looks great. Thank you

    • Recycling items to use for craft is awesome


  • yeahh they’re nice and make a lovely gift


  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • this is very easy and looks so lovely ..Thanks for sharing


  • Thanks for sharing; these would make perfect gifts for loved one’s and the recycling/re-using element is ingenious!.


  • Beautiful! And so very easy to do.


  • i tried this with some baby food jars and now we have pen holders and fancy candle holders and a gorgeously painted set of three jars


  • A creative and decorative idea


  • this is a cheap idea and very effective in looking good


  • Looks good, thanks for the idea.


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