Painted Light up Wine Bottle

This painted light up wine bottle is so cute and simple to make!

Don’t panic if you are not great at drawing/painting. You don’t need to have amazing artistic skills to make this. I certainly haven’t!

I have been seeing loads of light up bottle all over my Pinterest and was desperate to make one but couldn’t decide on the design. I have seen many use vinyl but I really wanted to have a go at painting on glass but wasn’t sure what, as I have mentioned previously, drawing is not my strong point, so it needed to be something easy! I was hit by inspiration in one of the groups I follow on Facebook, it’s all about trees (I’m weird I know, but I love a tree!), someone posted this stunning picture of a cherry tree, and that was it, I knew that was my inspiration!

I now needed a clear wine bottle. I don’t drink, so need to rely on friends and family to supply me with them and lately they only seem to have green and brown ones!

I finally managed to get my hands on a clear bottle last week (thank you Lidl wine), so was itching to go.

What you will need for this project:

  • A wine bottle
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Red (or pink) acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sponge
  • Cotton buds
  • LED bottle light
  • Ribbon (optional)

For the sponge, I just use a dish sponge and cut it up in a small and easy to hold size, cheap and cheerful and does the job perfectly.

The LED bottle lights are from Amazon, I’m using the warm tone ones.

Start by taking off the label from your wine bottle, I soak mine in hot water and they tend to come away pretty easily.

Place a large sheet of plastic or paper on your table so you don’t get any paint on it. Using the white paint and the sponge, dab the paint until the entire bottle is covered.

Once this is done, I like to check I have every part covered. I do this by adding the light and rotating it, if you have missed a bit, dab a little more paint.

Let this layer dry fully. As it’s only a thin layer, it shouldn’t take long at all to dry.

Once its dry to the touch it’s time to paint!

If you do not feel confident in drawing it from memory, you can google images of a tree to use as reference.

Using the paintbrush and black paint, starting at the bottom, start drawing a rough shape of the tree and where you want it to go.

Once you’re happy with the basic shape, start making the branches thicker. Then add thinner branches until you’re happy with the final shape. Let it dry.

(If you are going for a spooky Halloween theme, you could leave it as that!)

To make the blossom, mix a small amount of red (or pink) paint with white so you have a really pale pink colour.

Using the cotton bud, dip it into the paint and dab it randomly on the branches.

Once you’re happy with the coverage, add a little bit more red paint to the pot so you have a deeper shade of pink, and dab more dots onto the bottle until you’re happy with its “fullness”.

Once dry, add the light and you can finish off with a bow if you wish.

Enjoyed this project? Check out the other upcycling crafts!

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this project (or any other items from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages

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