This project uses chalkboard paint to create a label on a clean glass bottle. This will work on any glass surface, such as a mason jar, soda bottle, or even glass tumblers or wine glasses. I chose to use a wine bottle and then fill it with M&M's to keep in the kitchen.
Step 1: Cleaning the Bottle
For this project, you will need a clean glass bottle. To clean the bottle, you will need dish soap, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and a scrubber brush.
To remove the paper from the bottle, soak it in warm, soapy water for about an hour. Then, scrub the paper away with either the rough side of a scrubber sponge or a scrubber brush. I would recommend not using a scrubber sponge once the paper is removed because the rough side causes the glue to bunch into hard-to-remove balls on the glass surface.
Use the isopropyl alcohol to remove the glue by pouring the isopropyl alcohol onto the glue and scrubbing with the brush.
To remove any smell that may be present in the bottle, pour some isopropyl alcohol into it and swirl it around briefly. Then, wash it out with water and allow it to dry fully (at least 4 hours upside down). I propped my bottle up using the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
Step 2: Painting the Bottle
Once your bottle has dried, it is time to apply the chalkboard paint. Decide how wide you want your label section to be, then use painter's tape to make nice, straight lines. If I had to do this again, I would make my label section a little wider than it is.
Step 3: Actually Painting the Bottle
Carefully apply the chalkboard paint to the bottle. I ended up applying two thin coats instead of one thick coat.
Step 4: Watching the Paint Dry
Wait until the paint is mostly dry before either applying a second coat or removing the tape.
Step 5: The Unveiling
Carefully grasp the edge of tape and peel it back.