An Ode to Beer Bottles
If you didn’t already know this about us here is the hard fact: We like beer. We’re craft beer nerds and our motto is quality over quantity. Well, most of the time. Sometimes quantity of quality. Hah.
We like displaying stuff that reflects our interests and hobbies in our house and beer was no different. But I just couldn’t quite get over the college feeling when we’d throw up an especially rare (and empty) bottle onto the kitchen window sill. So when I spotted this crafty craftiness via Pinterest I was over the moon. Which actually came from this nifty blog AND was posted on my birthday. Like a match made in heaven.
So the first chance I got I grabbed a few beer bottles. The great thing about craft beer is that I have access to bottles of all shapes and sizes.
I’d also recommend finding bottles where the label is easily removable. These came off fairly easy, but my third bottle, a Founder’s Devil Dancer, did not. I ended up sanding it with fine-grit sandpaper because label gunk is just that annoying. It actually worked fairly well.
Then I grabbed my trusty white spray paint which I had leftover from spray painting my guest room frames and got to work. I did a super light coat three times – I came over to the little bottles every hour to pop a new coat of spray paint on. And didn’t ya know it worked like a freakin’ charm.
I didn’t use any sort of primer – the spray paint stuck right on but I’m sure I could scrape it off with a nail. Since these are purely decorative I’m totally okay with that and have thus far gotten great feedback, especially by beer drinking boys. Crazy, I know.
Anyone else do some easy, awesomely free crafts recently? Is there anything that CAN’T be tackled with a can of white spray paint? Or heck, ANY color of spray paint?