Post # 1
I just found this pic of this centerpiece today and am IN love with it! But I’m not sure how to re-create this look. It looks like assorted (glass perhaps?) soda bottles with taper candles inside. What kind of paint do I need for this? I’m also considering spreading around some baby’s breath like how they have the scattered flowers (or not?). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My colors are shades of coral, white and lime green. My wedding planner has lime green sashes for the chairs. Would that be too much for the look? Because I haven’t really purchased anything lime green should I remove the color?
Post # 3
Do you have a smart phone? I would take this picture (on your smart phone) to your nearest craft store and ask a person who works there.
Post # 5
@peachacid: Yes I do. I can do that. Which craft store would you recommend me going to? Hobby Lobby or Michaels or etc? What if they dk?
Post # 6
Most of them look like wine/alcohol bottles and the smaller ones look like Coke bottles. Wash the bottles in hot soapy water and let soak half an hour to get any labels off. Martha Stewart has a type of paint sold at most craft stores that you can use on glass (Walmart carries it here). Most tutorials I’ve seen have painted them from the inside. This keeps them shiny on the outside. If you paint the outside, it will take a few coats. You could also try spray paint or sponge it on if you want a textured look so you don’t get streaky lines from a paintbrush if you’re not good at painting. To make them shiny you can spray it with a glossy spray, or if you don’t want a shine go for a matte spray. It’s best to spray them to ensure the paint doesn’t chip off.
Pinterest has a ton of DIY tutorials and ideas, and I like the idea of the baby’s breath around the bottoms. I wouldn’t put the lime green since I think that it would be too much! Let us know how it goes!!!
Post # 7
I feel like I have seen a tutorial for something like this on pinterest. I think they may have used spray paint on assorted glasses.
Post # 8
These look like they have a kind of matte/flat finish to them, so my guess is they used plastic soda bottles and glass wine bottles and spray painted them. I know there is a spray paint specifically for plastics (like lawn furniture) and it would probably work ok on glass to. For your colors, I would do the bottles in various shades of coral/pink and use white tapers. I think it would look good if you used a lime green cloth under the bottles, or green and white flowers.
Post # 9
@HeavyMetalMomma: Thanks so much I’m trying to find the tutorial on pinterest now. I also posted on my FB status that I needed 20 oz and 12.5 oz soda bottles for a “project” so they will be completely clueless about what I’m using them for. Also, would I need to add something inside the bottles to keep them steady or from tipping over?
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Regular paint, diluted with a little water. I made some a long time ago when I saw them in Martha Stewart. It’s quick and easy.
Roll the paint around.
Invert to dry.
No special paint needed UNLESS you want to fill them with water.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Mink: i love how this turned out. i might try it some time.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
The above posters have already answered your question about how to make them. I think that for the lime green you should either have is as a fabric under the centerpiece, among the flowers, or as ribbons either on the bottles or around the candles. Lovely inspiration by the way!
Post # 13
@ScottishMrs: The venue is providing me with white garden chairs and white table linens. Should I use a lime green overlay or would that be too much?
@Mrs. Mink: I love how you did yours! I found something where they used spray paint when I looked on pinterest. Would it be more budget-friendly to use spray paint or just diluted paint like how you used?
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@lindseyl06: I think overlays could ve quite nice. Depending on how much of a statement you want to make there are two options I see.
Either something sheer and subtle like this:
Or something really bold and shiny like this:
What do you think of them?
If you think they’re too much you could choose to instead go with lime green napkins or chargers (I’m not sure how fancy you’re going with the meal). And lime green accents on a cake might be nice.
Post # 15
Very pretty idea but I don’t know if I’d use as many as are in that picture. Seems to me when someone is sitting at the table, all the bottles are going to block their view of the person across from them. Just a consideration.
Post # 16
@ScottishMrs: You get a much different look when you spray paint the outside vs doll paint around the inside then drain the extra paint. When you do the inside paint technique you get more depth in the look as the paint is under the glass.
I would use only shades of coral for the bottles, with white candles.
I like a softer look so I would not do an all lime green runner or overlay. I would find a gorgeous print that I liked that included coral and green and make napkins.
ETA I’m not suggesting this particular fabric. Obviously you would have to find something that was available in your colors. It is just an example to point out that we needn’t get hung up on solid colors, particularly if your centerpieces are not floral.