One of our favorite upcycling projects this summer is to repurpose glass bottles into a stunning centerpiece for your next outdoor party. All you need is a handful of empty glass bottles, a little spray paint and some freshly cut flowers.
STEP 1: Raid your recycle bin! Tip: Look for bottles with varying sizes and shapes to create a more balanced set. Remove all labels and make sure each bottle is clean and completely dry. Note: a couple of the bottles we used had ink printed directly on the glass, but it still turned out great.
STEP 2: Choose your spray paint color(s). For this project we used a metallic gold from Rust-Oleum. Tip: A simple metallic paint creates an elegant look and looks great with POLYWOOD furniture in Traditional Colors; however, you may opt for a fun and whimsical look by utilizing several bright spray paint colors which would look great with POLYWOOD furniture in Vibrant Colors.
In good spray painting practice, we took our bottles outdoors (well-ventilated area). We also cut one side out of a cardboard box to use as a spray painting area and shield from any debris that might be blowing around.
STEP 3: Carefully and evenly paint the outside of each bottle by “sweeping” the can horizontally and vertically past each bottle as you spray (this will ensure an even coat without drips). By the way, we love Rust-Oleum’s wide nozzle, it makes painting comfortable for your finger and doesn’t clog.
STEP 4: Once your paint has fully dried (ours dried to the touch within minutes), fill your bottles with a little water, add fresh flowers and group together for your next outdoor party!
We’d love to hear what you’re up to…what have you upcycled lately?