I am so pleased to have Ms Herringbone from Polka Dot Bride blog here today to do a guest post! These bottles would be beautiful at your next wedding, baby/bridal shower, garden party or just around the home. I personally have visions of them hanging with jute twine from trees in my backyard, filled with wildflowers.
I’ll admit it – I love ombre. I also LOVE bright colours. Not gaudy, boring old primary colours – but strong, striking pops of colour. At this particular time, I am drawn to the almost neon pinks that are around, both in fashion and décor. I was never really a pink gal growing up, but lately…. Who knows?!
So! Today I thought I’d share with you an idea I had been playing around with for a little while, in particular as I’m a fan of recycling and re-purposing objects around the house, and I wanted to utilise the hot pink in an ombre effect.
These bottles can be hung, arranged or even drunk from! The sky is the limit!
What you will need:
– Empty glass bottles, with their labels soaked off
– White spray paint (I just headed to Masters and chose the cheapest they had!)
– Coloured marker spray paint. Yes, you heard right. I found that there was a limited amount of colour options for spray paint, unless you utilized the marker paint that they use to define the lines to dig etc. They’re in all sorts of fabulous colours! And they’re cheap! Go for it!
– Newspaper or a surface you can spray on
– String (if you’re hanging them)
– I had included painters tape in my initial list, but I didn’t end up needing it.
Coat your bottles completely with white spray paint. Do a couple of layers, as you’ll find that the consistency looks better. Ensure the glass is completely dry before handling and re-spraying.
This is the part that takes a little practice. Ensure that you’ve got a couple of “tester” bottles to try the ombre effect out on. You start quite close to the bottle at the bottom with the coloured spray, and as you move upwards, gradually move the nozzle further and further away. You’ll find that this will create the ombre effect – kind of a ‘fade-out’. Do the base of the bottle first, let dry, and then just spray the bottoms and leave to dry on its side.
Arrange! I’ve given you a couple of ideas, such as hanging them in clusters with some flowers in them, or simply arranging them in groups on the tables, with plain white vases to continue the ombre effect. The choice is yours!
About Polka Dot Bride and Ms Herringbone
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