Don’t throw away or recycle all your glass bottles and jars. Instead turn some of them into these brightly colored party ware items. I picture these as centerpiece items at a picnic or barbecue with a pretty flower perched inside. Use larger mouthed jars to hold silverware, napkins or straws. This pretty confetti design is easy to create and makes for an impressive table setting.
Above from left: Bottles are from – Oyster sauce, Balsamic vinegar, Hoisin sauce and blackberry jam.
I did draw some inspiration for this project, though it totally took a different turn. I added much more color to mine. The Anthropologie speckled vases you see pictures sell for $198.00 each. The small tumblers sell for $58.00 each.
All you will need are your jars, some rubbing alcohol, and some Americana 3D Writer Gloss Enamels.
First you want to wash your bottles and jars and make sure all labels, residue, and oils have been removed. Give the glass a rinse in rubbing alcohol. Make sure your hands are clean and dry and try to avoid touching the glass so you don’t transfer any body oils to the glass.
Basically all you need to do is draw on your glass with the 3D Writers. I actually touched the glass with the tip of he bottle and “drew” to make spots larger. I drew some squiggly lines on some of them too. Just start with one color, placing dots and larger spots in random places. Repeat with the next color, then the next, etc, until you are happy with the design.
To cover up the threaded rims and make them look prettier, I used the red 3D Writer and just covered the sides and top of the rim completely.
For the long neck on the Balsamic vinegar bottle, I drew a line around the neck going upward. I repeated this with different colors, overlapping occasionally.
Now you need to let them dry for 48 hours. They will be dry to the touch in a couple of hours, but take special care when touching thicker areas, especially the rim, as those spots may take longer. Once they have dried for 48 hours, place them into a cold oven. Turn the oven temp to 200 F. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off, open the door, and allow them to cool inside the oven.
Time to party! :)
These paints are not specifically made to remain outdoors, so be sure to bring your party ware in when you are finished!