Hi all! Today’s project is for those that have a Starbucks addiction, and have a collection of single bottles on hand. This fun Patriotic project is a great way to use up some of those bottles. So, keep on reading and I will show you how to upcycle Starbucks bottles into Patriotic Décor.
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How to Upcycle Starbucks Bottles
First you will need three bottles, labels removed and cleaned with hot soapy water.
Next paint each bottle with chalk paint. I use chalk paint on glass because it adheres to the glass easily. I applied two coats of paint for each bottle.
Then I stenciled USA on the bottles. U on the red, S on the white, and A on the blue bottle.
After the letters dried. I stenciled on stars using the red and blue on white, white and blue on the red, and the red and white on the blue bottle. I ended up making my own stencil using parchment paper so that it would lay flat around the curves of the bottles.
Once dry I used some watered-down antiquing gel. Wiping off any excess stain with a dry paper towel.
Instead of sanding the bottles to give them a rustic aged look I just dapped on some black paint and used a paper towel to smudge and wipe off excess.
After that I decided to use a toothbrush and splatter on a little more color.
Lastly, I used some of Waverly’s white water-based wax on my upcycle Starbucks bottles.
It gave it a white glazed tint as you can see in photo below. The one on left has the wax and the right is before I added the wax. But overall I am happy with how they turned out.
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