Earlier this year, I tried tinting some bottles I’ve collected. I was on a tinting spree once I got the method down pat. I used them to decorate the condo. At first, my Dad thought I bought them from somewhere. But, like I always say, “Why buy when you can DIY?”
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Mod Podge
Similar products work, but I’ve found most success with Mod Podge (Matte and Gloss)
Bottles or Jars
Wide mouth ones make for quicker drying
Food Coloring or Liquid Dye
Mix in a drops of food coloring into the Mod Podge. Make sure your color is rich. When the Mod Podge dries clear, it will be a lighter than expected. Mix until coloring is completely blended in.
Pour the mixture inside the bottle. And roll around to coat the inside completely. Work from the bottom of the bottle slowly up the neck. Let the excess drip.
I fashioned a DIY drip tray to let glue drip freely. I made sure to turn the bottles every so often to avoid streaking.
Bottles with long necks may take longer to air dry. Baking in the oven (on lowest heat) helps, but may sometimes cause the Mod Podge to bubble. I opted to place the bottles under a fan for an entire afternoon.
I used these tinted bottles when I was asked to DIY some styling details for a wedding.
This can be pretty addicting, especially if you find a tint you like. If you get tired of the color, pour warm water into the bottle and let sit for a while. Soon enough, the layer of color will start peeling. Once dry, you can tint all over again!
Learn how to make this pinwheel bouquet HERE!
NOTE: You cannot and should not use these tinted bottles for food or beverages. It’s purely decorative. Mod Podge is not totally water-resistant, so it’s not advisable to add water if used as a vase.