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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

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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.
 
Frederbee3 months ago

If you use Porcelaine Chalkboard paint for glass and ceramic, you can cure your bottle in the oven and it will be dishwasher safe. Then there's no need to use alcohol to clean it the way you did- you can wash it as a regular dish item and reuse it indefinitely n.n I love the stripe design, this is a super cute way to gift candy to people and I might try it as a wedding gift!

Yanerdaner10 months ago

I've been searching high and low for these instructions. You are perfect, thank you so much!

Next time try using Frog tape. You should get a clean edge.

LexyConroy2 years ago
Great 'ible.... and one that I actually can make :D
matthewabel2 years ago
Wow, this is a fun project!
For a smoother surface, you could try sanding with a very fine sandpaper between coats.

Suzanne in Orting, WA
slydog12272 years ago
Here is a tip for you. Give it a try and let me know how it works. I use this when I'm painting using blue tape. If you seal the edge first with your base color (try using that clear nail polish in this case) your black paint will not bleed under the tape, leaving a crisp, straight edge when you remove the tape. No Scraping! Just lightly paint the edge of the blue tape with the clear nail polish to "seal" the edge. Let it dry thouroughly, then paint your black over it like you normally wood. The clear does the bleeding, but its not as visible.
So cute AND I have all the supplies!
This idea would look cool, too, if several matching bottles were done and filled with different grains, beans, etc. on a shelf...then just label them accordingly.
Cymro3832 years ago
I like the project. It would be a lot more durable if you were to use a bonding primer before painting. That should solve your problems with cleaning.
ncooper2 years ago
One question. Have you put the bottle w/paint through the dishwasher? I've always wondered if it would survive.
jkdabrown2 years ago
It looks so good, great pictures and simple!
Billrose2 years ago
This is so simple.. Love it. MMMmmm love the M&M's to...
RedRancher2 years ago
nice idea, can also be used for seating arrangements at parties!