Left Over Paint DIY Project

Such a great idea for left over bottles and paint. A great way to bring in adjoining room paint colours too. Click here to see more projects like this one.

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  • Bottles and jars, washed
  • Bucket
  • Oli-based or enamel paints
  • Newspaper or plastic dropsheet
  • Paintbrush or medium-nap roller
  • Sealer undercoat paint
  • Chalkboard paint or chalk

Take old jars and bottles and create fun, colourful homemade vases – just using paint!

Step 1:

Soak clean bottles and jars overnight to remove labels easily. Let dry.

Step 2:

Pour a small amount of paint into each bottle/jar. Swirl, gradually rotating until inside is coated. They may require a second coat. Lay newspaper on floor in a well-ventilated room and cover with plastic dropsheet. Leave jars to dry, upside down on dropsheet. Peel jars off dropsheet.

Step 3:

Arrange bottles for a bright, stiking vignette. Fill with flowers or paint a chalkboard wall and create an arty illusion with chalk (as shown above).


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