Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration! Whether its lemonade, iced tea, flavored water or any beverage, serve it up on July 4th in Patriotic Soda Bottles. Bring a “pop” of red, white & blue to the holiday table with this easy and fun project. Once the paint is cured and baked, the bottles are safe to hand wash and you’ll be filling these patriotic bottles with summertime beverages every 4th!
Patriotic Soda Bottles
Before the sun sets on July 4th and we gather with family and friends to watch the sky light up with fireworks, it’s all about cookouts, picnics and great summer food & drinks. We always had big family get-togethers on the 4th while my kids were growing up, and all went together to watch fireworks. We always made bets on who would get the most mosquito bites! 🙂 These soda bottles are a great way to add an extra touch of red, white & blue to your holiday celebration – they can also be wonderful party favors! I’m all about sending guests home with something special to remember the time together, especially something they can use again. I found these plain glass soda bottles at Michaels.
We’re going to paint the bottles with DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface satin paint, using True Blue, Lipstick and Cottonball. After the bottles are washed and dried, wipe the entire surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and let dry. We’re going to leave the bottle necks unpainted, so they’ll be safe for drinking. Use Frog Tape around the bottom of the bottle neck and paint below the tape. Use a light touch and give the bottle several coats of paint, letting dry well between coats. Don’t worry if the paint coverage doesn’t look great after one coat!
Once the bottles are completely covered, add stars with a stencil and Cottonball paint. I had a star stencil in my craft stash but you can use any size star stencil. Attach the stencil to the bottle with tape and pounce the paint with a foam dauber. I pounced the paint with a heavy hand intentionally, though you can make the stars lighter if you’d like. Lift the stencil off carefully.
Once the stars are dry, add some polka dots by dipping the end of paintbrush into paint and touching to the surface of the bottle. I added white and red dots to the blue bottles, and white and blue dots to the red bottles. After you paint the bottles, get creative with any pattern that you want!
Carefully remove the Frog Tape from the necks of the bottles. If the tops of the bottles are a tiny bit uneven, we have a way to cover them! Let the bottles “cure” for four days. Once they’re cured, bake them to make the paint permanent. Starting with a cold oven, place the bottles on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for thirty minutes at 325 degrees. Let the bottles cool completely. To give the bottles a final touch, add some baker’s twine in red and white to the necks. Wrap some twine five or six times around the bottle and finish with a small bow.
Aren’t these fun? A funnel makes it easy to fill the bottles and since the paint is permanent, they’re easy to wash. These patriotic soda bottles would also make festive vases – pop in a white flower!
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Thanks to Jenny for letting me visit today! Wishing you and your family a fun, safe and happy 4th!
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