Chalkboard painted bottles are super simple to make, and you can use them for home decorating anywhere, indoors or out!
I’m no crafter. But I had a really fun time making these chalkboard bottles. This project inspired me to make candy corn painted bottles for Halloween, too!
Chalkboard Painted Bottles
Use Goo Gone to clean the sticky glue off the bottles after removing the labels.
Use this to heat the label to the glue releases easier
My friend Danni at Silo Hill Farm advised me on this handy dandy spray paint helper. It is fab and she is fab, so be sure to check out her blog!
I picked up empty liquor bottles at The Grove last weekend. It wasn’t hard to find them!
How to Make Chalkboard Bottles
You can use old wine bottles or any other random other cute bottles.
Remove the labels, wash, and dry the bottles. Then, paint them with a spray primer in gray.
After spraying them with the primer, use any color you like to cover the bottles. I painted some bottles with white spray paint, some with blue, and some with red spray paint. The cool bottle that was already blue, I left alone.
I also left two bottles in the gray primer because I thought it was pretty rad.
Tape off areas to paint with chalkboard paint. I free-hand painted the bottles with round places on front with the chalkboard paint.
I had to put three coats of the chalkboard paint to get it completely black.
This is the chalkboard paint I used.
I’m sure there are other kinds, but I already had this.
Let each layer dry completely before painting the next layer.
Let the last layer completely dry before removing the tape.
Decorate your bottles
I tied the raffia around the neck of the bottles.
I plan to use this tailgating with flowers and dried grass in them and write a cheer or sports-related chant on the chalkboard areas.
Also, I’ll group them together and use them as table centerpieces for dinner parties. You can add a whimsical saying or trivia question.
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Julie E says
You've been featured! I totally stole the chalkboard paint my step-mom had last week. I think I won't be giving back for a little while now. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits!
Full Circle Creations says
They look great! Good idea. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!
You've been featured again! I love these bottles. 🙂 The post should be up tomorrow morning. 🙂
I LOVE me some chalkboard paint! And this is such a fun idea. I am totally gonna have to do this. I have some canning jars in my cupboard and this will be an awesome way to dress up the pantry.
Found you on IMM bloghop
A Lived in Home says
These are so darn cute!! Love them! I would love for you to come link up your awesome blog to my Get Social link party that's live right now! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_22.html
Ashley @ Hillbilly Princess Diaries says
very cute! what a great idea!
Hands to Work, Hearts to God says
Great idea! I don't think there is chalkboard paint available here in the Philippines, but i am sure I can find recipe on google! Patsy from
Way cool! I love how you can write right on them! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link party on 'Or so she says…', it's happening right now! Hope to see you there. 🙂 http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says
I am so far behind on my blog reading! I just saw this! Who said you're no crafter???!! I love these and they look pretty crafty to me!! Thanks for the shout-out and you know I would never miss a post on purpose!!
Oh yeah…those guns are awesome hand savers aren't they?
Paula Jones says
Sarah, it's definitely not in The Grove.
Sarah Evans says
These are great! I'm starting to get the impression that tailgating is no ordinary picnic!Sarah