Colored bottles and jars are nothing new. Remember the amber medicine bottles, dark green soda bottles and blue mason jars? Guess what? Some geniuses in blogosphere have found numerous ways to duplicate these looks.
The ingredients can be found in every home – food coloring and simple white glue. There are a couple of methods to achieve the look.
One method is to mix food coloring with white glue and swish it around the insides of the bottle and letting them dry.Another method is to color the outside using the glue-color mixture and drying them. I chose this method since I figured 1). I do not need a lot of glue for this, and 2). I can fill them with water to use as vases. Once the glue-color paint is dry, you bake them in the oven to set the color. This also gives the bottles a nice translucence. I was so scared of the bottles cracking, I baked them at a low setting of about 200-250 deg.F for about 30 minutes.
I made a few colored bottles a long time ago in orange, because that’s the color I had on hand. Since it was before my blogging days, there are no pics of the process. But, the finished look is quite pretty.
I reused a pasta sauce jar, a salsa jar and a couple of soda/juice bottles for this project. I used them for fall decor filled with natural branches and berries.
I found many online tutorials for this. Craftberry Bush shows both methods. I promise I’ll be back with a detailed tutorial soon!