Simple DIY Painted Pumpkin Bottles. A perfect way to reuse empty bottles into fall decor!
I am trying to get into the fall spirit lately (see my mason jar centerpiece) and pumpkins are perfect for fall.
I got brave with this project as I chose to hand-paint the pumpkins. I do wish they came out a little better, but not bad on the first try!
I used empty bottles for this project that I had around the house. They were: a wine bottle, a lemonade bottle, and a pasta sauce jar.
How to spruce up these bottles into awesome fall decor:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 3 bottles or jars
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Chalk Paint in the colors of plaster, pumpkin, green, and brown
- Paint Brushes
- Flowers to add for decoration
Step 1: Clean out the bottles or jars.
Step 2: Soak the bottles or jars in water to loosen the labels.
Step 4: To help get rid of all the stickiness from the labels, use GooGone Spray Gel. Read the instructions on how to use it.
Step 5: Rub down with rubbing alcohol just to make sure everything is clean
Step 6: Put 2 coats of the plaster-colored chalk paint on the bottles. Allow to fully dry between coats before moving to the next step.
Step 7: Using the pumpkin-colored chalk paint, paint your pumpkin shape. You may need 2 layers of paint.
Step 8: The pumpkin looks like an orange blob. So using your brown chalk paint, add a stem and put some curved lines. The darker curved lines will add dimension to your pumpkin.
Step 9: Using the plaster chalk paint, paint some highlights on the pumpkins.
Step 10: Using green chalk paint, add a few vines to the top of the pumpkin.
After is it all dry, you can spray it with a sealant to protect your artwork.
Add some flowers and your bottles are done!
How are you decorating this fall?