Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tinted Glass Bottles

I've mentioned that I have a little addiction to glass.  I love the glass, especially when it is unique.  I was recently looking for a neat way to give an inexpensive gift and I came up with this:
These are simply made with these supplies:

 There are two glass bottles with the labels removed, some food coloring, mod podge and a paint brush.

I wanted some pretty teal bottles so I poured about 1/3 cup mod podge into a cup and added three drops of blue and one drop of green food coloring.
Stir with a toothpick. . . .

Pretty!  Paint your glass. . . .

. . . . and put into a 175 degree oven on a foil lined cookie sheet until the color changes to the clearish color.  Turn off your oven at this point and let everything cool down.

When cool, coat with a thick coat of acrylic sealer.  This way the water won't wash off the pretty color!

Add your flowers and embellishments and give to that special person!

If I do it again:

I'd go purple!  I think it would be gorgeous!  I would also thin it with a little bit of water so that you don't see the brush marks as much.

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