I whipped up this project that milks the bottle for all it’s worth, in gold! This is the perfect project to add for a bold bridal shower, whimsical wedding, bubbly baby shower, or a happy home! I adore how this turned out, and hope you do too!
Step 1: Take a can of white spray paint (this method leads to a lot more even coverage than painting with a brush) and get that bad boy! Make sure to leave enough time for the paint to dry, about 30 minutes.
Note: Hold the bottle opening while spraying the bottom areas – it’ll minimize the paint getting on your hands!
Step 2: Get flashy with that gold leaf! This is one of my favorite techniques to add pizzazz to any project, and this milk bottle looks so good with this transformation! Use an adhesive pen to mark out the places you want the leaf to adhere. Then, take a piece of leafing that covers the sticky area and gently pat it down! If the piece is too small, just take another small section and cover the rest of the glue!
Wait at least one hour to dry, and then use the foam brush to lightly remove the excess leaf that’s not attached to the adhesive.
Note: If you don’t have a gold leaf adhesive pen lying around, you can also use Mod Podge to act as the adhesive – just apply a thin coat and proceed the same way!
Step 3: Let’s get chalky! Use a thin brush to apply chalkboard paint onto the milk bottle cap. You can obviously go for any color here, but I chose black to go along with my penchant for minimal, classic color combinations! Set aside to dry.
Step 4: It’s time to make the “label”! Take washi tape or any masking tape to create the template. Paint the inside with the black chalkboard paint, and remove the washi tape in the few minutes after to make sure the paint doesn’t do something wonky in the drying time.
Let it wait for an hour, then you’re golden (wink, wink) to proceed to the next step!
Step 5: I wasn’t satisfied with the black label hanging out there by itself, so I took an extra step and made another washi tape template, acting as a border for the chalk label! Take a gold gilding pen and fill in the empty space. Once you’re happy with the coverage, remove the tape!
Note: If you’re paranoid of painting the chalkboard area gold, you can section that part off with washi tape as well. I prefer the organic look (as you can see below) so I let the paint play around a little bit!
Step 6: It’s time to seal in this goodness! Load your foam brush with Mod Podge and put a protective coat on the milk bottle, except the chalkboard label. After all, I hope you’re planning on putting something there! 🙂
Aaaand that’s all, folks! That’s how you make a gorgeous piece of home or wedding decor, on the cheap. I love how you can take such an ordinary item and add such personality with classic colors and fun materials that add visual interest and textures. Have fun with this one, and I hope you show me what this inspires! xoxo