How to Make Waterproof Colored Glass Bottles & Mason Jars
Have you ever found a vintage glass bottle at a yard sale or thrift store and taken it home to use as a vase? It is a great way to affordably decorate any space. Sometimes, though, that plain old clear glass can just get boring to look at, and if you are trying to save money by not purchasing expensive vases, you’re really stuck between a rock and a hard vase…er…place.
Well, rather than settling for that clear bottle, why don’t you just find a way to decorate the glass on your own with some nice color? Color that won’t only make your glass look great, but won’t wash off the moment water hits it, either? There are plenty of recipes out there to stain your glass, but the big problem (or benefit, I suppose, depending on your needs) with those is that they will wash off when water touches them.
For those without the painting chops to give a bottle any kind of cool acrylics on the outside, this straightforward technique is easy to do and very affordable, giving you a great way to get a vase without spending the money on one.
DIY Waterproof Colored Mason Jars & Glass Bottles Supplies
- Clean, empty glass bottles or Mason Jars
- Vitrail glass paint
- Acetone or Nail Polish Remover to thin the paint
DIY Waterproof Colored Glass Bottles & Mason Jars Directions
- Inside the bottle, combine your paint with just enough acetone/polish remover to thin the paint’s consistency
- Slowly, swirl the bottle to mix the paint and acetone/thinner until the mixture coats the entire inside of the bottle.
- The paint will initially look cloudy, but after it has dried, it will take on a translucent, glass-like look, so don’t worry too much about this.
- Let the paint dry for several days before putting water into it.