My husband is addicted to a brand of soda called Ski. Literally addicted to it, I call it his "crack". We special order this soda so he can get it in glass bottles still made with actual cane sugar. He goes through a ton so we also have bottles and bottles and bottles and bottles and bottles and bottles (you get the picture, lol) in our recycling bin. I reused some in a previous pin, Pin 33 tinting bottles with modge podge & food coloring, and wanted to try something different with a few more. I'm sure if you have followed my blog you have come to realize that I LOVE glitter, so when I saw this pin I knew I was going to have to try it.
Glass bottles (beer/soda/whatever you want to try it with)
Modge Podge or other glue/adhesive
First pull any labels off your bottles. I didn't bother to scrub off any of the sticky goo left from the labels since I was just going to be putting sticky goo back on the bottle to hold the glitter.
I then grabbed a ruler and a sharpie and measured where I wanted my tape to go. It's not necessary to measure if you can create a straight line buy just eyeballing it.....I just don't have that ability.
If you mark your bottle make sure you place your tape just above the lines so the glitter will cover up the marks. Tape around your bottle.
Now a smart person would have thought ahead and dished out some modge podge and mixed glitter into it, then brushed it on. If you do this you will want a lot of glitter (at least I would, he he!) I did mine by brushing modge podge on the bottles in strips.
Then sprinkle the glitter on to the area. Then just repeat glue followed by glitter till you go all the way around the bottle. I wanted a very thick coat of glitter so I actually put modge podge on top of the glitter that was already on the bottle and sprinkled on even more glitter.
Let the bottles dry. Do not do what I did and forget about taking the tape off till they were completely dry. You will get a much cleaner edge if you remove the tape while the glitter/paint is still damp.
My girls wanted to add some embellishments so I let them, but I actually dont' mind them plain. These will be getting re-used as small vases. They are good for lone flowers. My girls have been wanting me try duct tape flowers so we might make some to put in these. (I wonder if I could glitter those?)
With a flower..
Since everything but the glitter came from stashes or the recycling bin this was a very economical project.....we spent $1 on the glitter at Michael's. I would probably do this again and again but I'm not sure where I would put them all.