Wait till you see how quick & easy it is to give empty bottles & jars a beautiful new look! Painting on a glass jar or bottle is super easy & fun!
It’s a great way to upcycle & add to your decor or give as a gift! Create any style you wish & create a farmhouse, cottage, or vintage feel.
Painting on Glass – Trash to Treasure
In this post, I will share a tutorial on how I used chalk paint on a glass bottle and how easy it is! I will also share where I found these amazing graphics & how they were applied. Included is a FREE printable sheet that includes these vintage bee images & more.
Tips & Tricks
- Make sure your glass bottle is grease & spot free
- If the inside of your bottle remains unpainted you can still store liquids inside, If you seal your bottle with Mod Podge waterproof sealer on the outside your bottle will be washable.
- Wait until your layer of “glue” has dried completely before applying the sealer
- For clearer images & prints that won’t discolor when applying your sealer make sure your ink cartridge is full & your printer is set for high-quality prints.
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Materials to chalk paint on glass
- Label image printed out (printer paper)
- Bottle or jar (I used an empty syrup bottle from Aldi)
- String w printed out tags (cardstock)
- Mod Podge – Regular matte or Dishwasher Safe in matte finish
- PolyAcrylic to seal
- Chalk paint (Rustoleum – Linen White)
Tools to chalk paint on glass
- Paintbrush for chalk paint
- Sponge brush or soft brush for applying image
- Paint cloth or newspaper (to protect worksurface_
- Damp cloth to distress
- Hole punch for the tags
Steps to using chalk paint on glass
- Remove the label from your bottle & make sure the surface is clean.
- Add two thin coats of chalk paint
- To distress along the edges you can use a black permanent marker, damp cloth to remove paint, or fine-grit sandpaper.
Next step adding images & tags
- Head over to Thegraphicsfairy.com & scroll their amazing vintage prints. You can download, then open your images to resize in Canva.com. (or your favorite image editing program)
- Print out your label out onto regular printer paper. (Here is a free image sheet for you!)
TIP: If you cut out your image and sponge a light coat of Mod Podge OR PolyAcrylic on it now, it will have more weight to it for less chance of tearing. Plus it prevents ink bleed onto your item, just make sure to apply a thin coat lightly.
- Apply Mod Podge to the bottle & then press your image down.
- Wait for your image to dry before lightly sponging sealer over your image.
- Lay your bottle down face up to dry.
- Print your tags out on cardstock, cut them out & use a hole punch for the top.
(Images found on Thegraphicsfairy.com & I added the font to the on Canva.com)
- TIe your tags on using a slip knot,
- Wait till fully dry and apply PolyAcrylic to the outside of the bottle
- Tie on your tags around the neck of your bottle & you’re all done
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