We love luminaries! Remember those Decoupage Tissue paper bottles - Recycled bottle Aquarium,Music notes luminary, Rainbow bottles/Pot-o-gold. I wanted to try something new this time and we used the simple method of tinting the bottles with acrylic paint. I got the inspiration from the blog post - Colored glass jar using glue + food color on craft berry bush blog
Paper cups/Styrofoam trays for mixing
Battery operated LED Tea light
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Mix - 1 teaspoon of acrylic paint + 1 teaspoon of mod podge/Elmer's glue + 1 teaspoon of water. Let them blend thoroughly.
Pour the mix into the bottle
Swirl the paint inside the bottle so that the whole inner surface is coated with paint
To remove the excess paint, Tilt the bottle on a cup or close the bottle with lid and place it upside down until all the paint drips down. I left it stay for an hour or so. The more you get the paint out, the faster it drys
Use a paper towel and wipe off any paint that may have dripped onto the outside of the jar. Use a wet paper towel to make it extra clean.
Let it dry. The lesser the paint inside the faster it drys. The bottles took 2 days to dry.
When I tried a Google search for Jack-o-Lantern faces, I got some cute templates from Martha Stewart, here and ideas from Crafts by amanda, here.
On the Orange glass jars, I just free handed the faces with permanent marker. For the ghosts jars, Since I thought of reusing the jars as vases, I used masking tape for the face. First I free handed the expressions on the masking tape and cut them out. After placing the tapes on the bottles, CJ colored them black with the markers.
Aren't they cute!
Illuminated with LED tea lights!