Recycle your glass and get crafting!

Why not recycle some of your glass bottles and make your own candle holder or vase!

I made my own candle holder from an empty glass appletizer bottle, the bottle is a lovely shape for holding a candle or even a single flower as it is quite narrow and tall,

I bought some glass paints from hobbycraft and thought of a design to put on it, if you buy a package it will come with a sheet of paper with design ideas already on it

  • First I used some relief paint to draw the outline, you have to be careful as it can come out quite quickly. You don’t want it the lines to be too thick and if you are going to paint inside the shape then you need to leave enough room to colour it in
  • Once the outlines were dry, I chose the paints I wanted to use and started to colour it in, the paints are very oily so be sure not to drop it on to anything valuable.
  • On some of the leaves I sprinkled on some glitter while the paint was still wet, just to give it a sparkling look

Glass painting really is easy and its fun to do

What do you think of my first attempt at glass painting?

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About mumof3musketeers

I'm a mum of three boys, Jak who is 16 years old, Joseph who is 11 and the youngest Oliver who is 7 years old. I work as a CA at a primary school and love my job. My boys are child models and belong to a modelling agency. I studied at college and university in Fashion and recently passed my level 3 in Childcare. My partner is a keen cyclist and won a national title in amateur boxing in 2007, as a family we love caravan holidays and being outdoors.
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2 Responses to Recycle your glass and get crafting!

  1. wilphil says:

    Simple yet an elegant work of art 🙂 ….. great way of recycling empty glass bottles.

  2. Wonderful, I’m a huge fan of upcycling and glass painting

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