Friday, October 21, 2011

A Bottle of Wine & A Can of Spray Paint

I've been obsessed with Chalkboard paint since I found out it existed. Then they made it in spray paint form and life got even better. I saw this idea on pinterest and had to try it.

All you need is an empty wine bottle (or any bottle for that matter) and a can of chalkboard spray paint. You can find the paint at most anywhere that sells paint, including craft stores. I saw it at Michaels for $8, but since I'm thrifty I prefer to purchase it at Wal-Mart for $4!

The first thing you need to do is get the labels off of your bottles and make sure the inside smell is cleared out. I just fill the sink up with dish soap and let them soak until the label peals off. If there is any sticky stuff left on the bottle, make sure you that scrub that off.

Once your bottles are clean and dry, take them outside to get ready to spray! No using spray paint indoors. :)

Be sure to follow the directions on your spray paint in case they are different. Obviously you want to spray your bottles. Insure that you keep your can of spray paint at a distance of approximately one foot from the bottle. Spray in light coats, moving around the bottle. If you spray too close or too much at once, then you'll end up with drips. Multiple thin coats are better than single heavy ones.

 After spraying the first time, allow the bottles to dry and then spray them a second time. 

When you're done spraying, allow the bottles to dry for 24 hours to insure they're completely dry. 

Then you need to prime them by rubbing the side of the chalk all over the bottle and then wiping it off. Once you've done this, you're bottles are done and ready for your creative ideas!

I've heard lots of fabulous ideas for using these bottles. One of my favorites was as table pieces at a wedding. Just use your imagination and some pieces of chalk. And I hope that you're a better chalk artist than I am, I need an artsy friend to come visit and decorate mine. :) Or maybe my niece.


  1. Fantastic Idea!!!!! I'm def going to make these for my new apartment this summer!

    1. I've had a lot of fun with these, and chalkboard paint in general. I keep finding things to spray with it! Have fun!!!


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