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DIY Decorative Milk Glass Bottles

January 26, 2011

I’ve always loved the femininity and how simple yet pretty milk bottles are. I’ve seen them used as decorative pieces to enhance a space and wanted to recreate some for my own space.

Here is a picture of what I used as inspiration:



Not only are these completed bottles beautiful, but the whole process is completely customizable. You can choose the size you want, the color you want to paint, and what you want to place inside. It was a lazy Sunday after Church, so I decided to get going on this project! I used three empty glass jars I had around, but you can choose from jam jars, olive oil bottles, maple syrup bottles, the options are endless. If you don’t have any empty bottles easily available at home, take a trip to your local thrift store. They ALWAYS have entire sections dedicated to house-ware, mainly glass fixtures.

To begin, start with empty jars that have been cleaned and thoroughly dried.

Gather the remaining of your supplies and begin to pour paint into jars.


Slowly swirl around until fully coated.

Turn upside down and drain remaining paint. Then set aside to dry upside down.


After 20 minutes, set right side up and admire your work!


So beautiful!

Let air dry for 24 hours. Once dried, fill with your favorite accessories. I used my decorative glasses to hold makeup brushes and a few hair flowers I had lying around. You can use them for anything. I think it’ll be pretty to get a fake flower or two as accent pieces to any space.

Caution: if you used latex paint, do not fill jar with water to use with fresh plants! The water will eat away at the latex and kill your plant.




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