After New Years we had several empty Sparkling Cider bottles. I started to throw them away but thought *maybe* I could turn them into something cute! Valentine's is around the corner and I'm in need of a few more decorations. :)
So first I removed all the labels (Goo Gone & a razor worked perfectly for this) and cleaned them out.
Then, using a technique I found on Pinterest, I used my glue gun to "draw" words on them. They're not exactly perfect, but it worked. The glue strings can be cleaned off easily with some Goo Gone dabbed on a paper towel.
Once the glue was dry I took them outside to paint. Make sure you do several light coats of spray paint instead of trying to get it completely covered in one coat -- otherwise the paint will start to drip. (Not that I'd know from personal experience or anything!) Once the paint was dry I applied a clear coat sealer. Then I added a bit of twine to the top and they were done! I love the fun bright colors and am so happy with how they turned out.
*You could also do this with mason jars or any other drink or food jars or bottles you don't want to throw out.*