I love Halloween bottle art. This year, we used short Patron tequila bottles to make painted pumpkins.
Typically, we use old wine bottles to decorate around the house. We made several candy corn bottles and Frankenstein monsters this time last year. And of course, we love using mason jars. These Patron tequila bottles are the perfect shape for making pumpkins, and the cork even mirrors the stem.
Sure, you can use any sized bottle to get the same effect. But, if you want the stumpy pumpkin look, these bottles are perfect. Not a big drinker? No problem! We go around to local restaurants and ask if they will set aside some of their empty bottles for us. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to stock up on some great bottles.
What You Will Need:
- Orange Spray Paint
- Black Paint Marker
- Make sure you take the labels off the bottles. The easiest way to do this, for me, is to let the bottles soak in hot water for a good 10-15 minutes. The labels should peel easily. Use a Brillo pad to scrub off any stubborn spots and sticky residue.
- Spray paint your bottles. Try to do this in an even, light coat. If you make the layer too thick, your paint might bubble and peel later down the road.
- Give the bottles enough time to dry, then start drawing faces using the paint pen. Done!
Really, this craft could not be easier! Play around with the different faces. I enjoy the traditional jack-o-lantern face. Mixing and matching funny faces with scary faces looks really good. My husband even made a “Boo, Felicia” pumpkin. Ha!
This DIY was so easy. I can’t wait to see how it looks with our other homemade decorations.
Let’s talk! What are some of your favorite Halloween DIY projects?