I’m going to a baby shower next week and the guests have been asked to either do some baking for it or make a pastel coloured decoration. I can’t bake, or rather I won’t bake – I don’t eat sugar so I try to avoid coming into contact with cake – so I have decided to make a decoration.
I don’t want to spend any money on the decoration (no salary for me anymore!) so I have used things that I already have at home. I’ve got a few glass drinks bottles that I save if we have one of those nice soft drinks, like lemonade or elderfower cordial. They always seem too nice to recycle but take up a lot of room in kitchen cupboards so I’m glad to get rid of them, to be honest. I also have loads of left over tins of paint and small paint sample pots so I’m going to try my hand at paint dipped bottles that can be used to serve drinks on the day.
You will need:
– Glass bottles (or try with jars and use as vases or pen pots)
– paint (I’m using eggshell emulsion, which won’t last for long. Use a glass paint if you want it to last forever!)
– bowl, that you don’t mind putting paint in, but if you have a large tin of paint you can just dip the bottles straight into that with out the need for a bowl
– string to suspend the bottles whilst they dry (I strung them from a clothes horse).
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