simple painted bottles

Next weekend, I'm helping throw a baby shower for one of my good friends. I love throwing a good party and a baby shower is the perfect excuse to pull out all of the lovely, feminine, delicious things that you can't get away with every day. I don't want to spoil the surprise too much but I was so impressed by how this simple project turned out that I wanted to share it with you. I discovered it on Poppytalk, who found it in the April edition of Canadian House and Home and Australia's Real Living. It couldn't be easier to do. Basically, you take any glass container (including recycled juice bottles or jars) and swirl them with your favorite paint colour.

Here is the project as it appeared in Canadian House and Home via Poppytalk.

Of course, you want to make sure the bottles are clean and that the label and any sticky residue is removed. Then, put a dollop of paint in the bottom of each bottle and swirl it until the paint covers the entire surface. I would suggest starting the project outside in case you drip any paint but them moving the containers inside to dry. I killed a few unsuspecting insects in my first attempt (sorry, bugs!)

Here is the before:

Beautiful in their own way...

And the afters...simply white.

I promise to show more pictures of the baby shower next week. Check back to see how we used these lovely, white containers.