I’m no crafter. But I had a really fun time making these chalkboard bottles.
I used this 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, be sure and check out her blog!
I picked up empty liquor bottles at The Grove last weekend.
It wasn’t hard to find them!
I used wine bottles and some random other cute bottles.
Remove the labels, wash, and dry the bottles.
Then I painted them with a spray primer in gray.
After spraying them with the primer, I sprayed some white, some blue, and some red.
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.
Then I taped 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.
I tied raffia around the neck of the bottles.
I plan to use these 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 as table centerpiece for dinner parties
with a whimsical saying or trivia question to get the conversation started.
Linking up to these parties!