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DIY – Painted Glass Bottles With Polymer Clay Flowers

Last Updated on October 6, 2012 by Kristi Linauer

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I started out with these pretty glass bottles.  Never mind the orange one in the back.  That’s my DIY fail from yesterday.

I gave them an even coat of spray primer.  I used Zinsser Cover Stain spray primer for these.

Next I gave each bottle two coats of paint.  For the orange one, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and for the other two, I used Martha Stewart craft paint.  They both worked well on primed bottles.

After the bottles were dry, I gave them a very light sanding for an aged look.  I can’t stress enough…very light sanding.  I applied almost no pressure at all.

Now to get my speckled look, I used white spray paint.  I held the spray paint about three feet from the glass bottle, and sprayed in short bursts towards the bottle.  I pressed the spray button all the way down, so that I was getting full bursts of spray paint.

To get the small splatters, I held the spray paint again about three feet from the bottle, but this time rather than holding the spray button down completely, I pressed the button slowly just until I heard the air barely seeping out.  That creates bigger dots of paint.

While my bottles were drying, I made three flowers out of polymer clay.  I made them the same way I made the flowers for the polymer clay flower wall art, but this time I layered the three different sizes of flowers to create larger, fuller flowers.

After the flowers were baked and completely cooled, I gave each one of them a coat of slightly watered down paint, and then I used a wet finger to wipe the paint off of the edges of the petals.  This gave a pretty watercolor effect.

Then I gave each of the flowers the same spray paint mist/splatter effect.  *Be sure that the flowers are completely dry before attaching them!!!  I was a bit too hasty, and the water ran down on the green flower and made the paint look splotchy.  Just be patient and let them dry completely…maybe even overnight.

Then I attached the flowers with my trusty hot glue gun.

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    Shannon Fox
    July 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Craft WIN! Those are so super cute, LOVE the textured look. It has so much depth. And the flowers are super darling. I have never tried using clay. It looks fun 🙂

    Pretty ~ Pretty !!!!

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    July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Love those bottles!

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    Anne @diy projects
    July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I really don’t understand how glass can look so much like stone. You definitely knew what you were doing here. It’s awesome. I loved it and will try it only if I had some pretty glass bottles. Pop over and see me sometime.

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    Wendy R
    July 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Well now, you made lemonade with lemons. The bottles look sooooo cool! Nice job!

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    Beth Roan
    July 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Those are adorable!!!

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Love the way these turned out!!
    My first thought was…how did she attached those cute flowers? And I had to wait until the very last sentence to find out you hot glued them on! LOL!

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    Jets Jewelry
    July 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    All I can say is you are the master

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    Mark E Tisdale
    July 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Second attempt is awesome! And cool knowing how you got that textured-stone-feeling. I had to scroll back up to figure out those bottles had perfect places already there waiting for your flowers. If I hadn’t seen the whole thing I’d have guessed those were part of the original bottles.

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    July 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    What a great look …. so glad to see that the primer worked for you and that you kept at it 🙂 Great flowers too! really added to the look.

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    Laura @ Elegant Nest
    July 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

    These are so cute! Good to know I am not the only one that keeps random bottles (and other stuff) that I am not exactly sure how to use…but know one day I will fin the perfect inspiration to make them something special!

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    Debbie refreshrestyle
    July 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    They look awesome!! I’m going to remember the white spray paint 🙂

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    Kathy M
    July 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Your bottles turned out awesome!!! 🙂

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    Charlie Finch
    July 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    It’s a good thing that you didn’t let the botched first attempt stop you because these turned out really stonking! Great job you have done here.

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    Tonya D
    July 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I want to try this project with my daughter. She starts kindergarten in the fall and loves making things! I’ll be sure to come back here and have a second look at yours for inspiration 🙂 Great job!