Painted Champagne Bottle
Easy Valentines Day gift idea for him or her!
The Valentine’s Day is soon here and so is the time to think about some special DIY gift ideas! Painted Champagne bottle is a wonderful tip that you can easily make at home using just a few simple tools! The finished champagne (or actually any drink or glass jar you and your dear ones like!) makes a beautiful crafted gift that you’ll be sorry to throw away! Also, if you don’t feel very confident when it comes to painting, there are other easy techniques you can try!
Painting the bottle
There are many ways to decorate a champagne bottle. It took me a while to decide but eventually I picked up a fine painting brush. Inspired by Portuguese tiles, chinoserie and botanicals, I decided to create a simple blue floral line art on white background. Painting a specific design directly on the bottle is one way to decorate the bottle. However, what are your options if painting is not something you feel confident to do?
Metalic spray paint
Metalic spray paint was the second option I was considering. Silver, golden or copper metalic spray paints look amazing on wooden frames, tins and also glass. It’s a wonderful way to recycle old… well garbage and reduce the amount of waste. And I am definitely a fan of upcycling clothes and other items to decorate our home with!
Spray paint can be applied all over the bottle. It can also be applied over stickers of various shapes! Once the paint is dry, easily peel the stickers off. This is a wonderful way to create minimalist bottles with simple lines, start or polka dots. What a great way to make a vase, candle holder or even hydrophonic planting pot!
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Patterned tissue paper is another clever way to create patterns on a bottle, both recycled and full bottle of champagne. There are different tissue papers available with vintage patterns, animals, basic shapes, coffee&tea or florals! I’ve also seen gorgeous tweed or horse-riding inspired prints a little more suitable for gentlemen. Just pick what the person you’re going to give a gift to loves, and choose a print accordingly!
Firstly, apply glass paint on all glass surface (around the labels if the bottle is full) and let dry. Take the tissue paper of your chocie and paint small circles around the motifs you’d like to use with a clean wet painting brush. This will allow you to tear the motif out more easily. Peel the back layer only once the motifs are ready to be applied. Apply them onto the bottle and paint over with a mod podge.
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Painted Champagne Bottle
- a bottle of champagne of your choice (you can also use wine or any other bottled drink suitable as a gift)
- acrylic paints according to the design
- paint brush/sponge brush
- varnish (optional)
I began by wiping the bottle with a cloth damped in water with a bit of fresh lemon squeezed in it. This is to help remove any dirt or oil from the surface which could prevent the paint from sticking. Using the cloth helped me protect the labels which could get damaged in a direct wash.
Once the bottle was dry, I used a simple sponge brush to apply a first layer of white paint on all glass area. The sponge brush was a little easier to use than a normal paint brush. I used the paint brush only when painting close to the labels. Once the first layer was dry, I applied a second coat to make sure there were no transparent places and the paint is nice and even.
Then I prepared the coloured acrylic paints to paint the design with a small size brush. I found the acrylic paint working just fine, it stuck on really nicely. However, if you wish to you can also try a glass-specific paint or even chalk paint available in any home DIY store. I was painting the design slowly, applying layers according to the colour palette. The motif was quite easy to paint so I didn’t use any guide lines. For more difficult design I would definitely use a regular soft pencil to sketch the pattern lightly first.
Once the design is dry, you can use a layer of varnish for nice, glossy finish. Personally, I preferred the ‘matte’ look so I skipped this and left the bottle as it was. I would probably use the varnish if I were using the bottle as a long term home decoration item. As a gift it seemed perfectly enough to juse leave the bottle painted.
Hi, did you use craft or fine acrylic paint?
Hello dear! It is a regular acrylic paint. x
Hello! What about when the bottle goes to the fridge, to cold the wine. The paint remains or then it “washes away”?
Would the paint run or smudge if it was in an ice bucket or fridge ??
Hi there! With time it probably would. It really is just a temporary decoration, for more lasting effect it’s necessary to use glass paint. It comes in various containers with a tip which serves as a pencil and you can paint without using a brush.
Not right away dear, but as explained in the comments for longer lasting effect it’s best to use the glass paint. x