Today I’m sharing an easy project using recycled bottles. I painted a few empty bottles to create some Pumpkin Bowling games for an upcoming fall festival.
I followed this tutorial from Meet The Dubiens blog. but I found it necessary to use a hair dryer to dry the paint so it wouldn’t sink to the bottom of the bottles. (Even applying heat to the outside of the bottle will help dry the paint inside.)
Hope the kids will enjoy this!
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This weekend I painted some Angry Bird pumpkins just for fun…
I used faux pumpkins from Dollar Tree. The trick to getting the colors vibrant is to do a base coat of white paint first.
I painted the faces without a pattern, but I penciled them on first to get the sizing right before grabbing the paintbrushes. I used a liner brush for the black paint, but a Sharpie marker might work just as well.
Here’s some more painted pumpkin inspiration I found on Pinterest:
Last year I created a few of these pears and received several requests for a tutorial. Since I’m making a few more this year, I finally posting a a tutorial with new pictures.
You can’t go wrong with a dollar craft, especially when it turns out better than you imagine. That’s why I was glad to see a few of these paper mache pears in the dollar aisle at Target a few weeks ago.
I used Folk Art’s Forest Moss and Hauser Green Light.
I just double dipped my sponge brush and then applied the paint evenly to the entire pear.
I used my Cricut to cut out a stencil of a partridge in a pear tree.
With the stencil in place, I used a scruffy brush to apply some cream paint. Make sure your brush is dry or the paint will bleed under the stencil.
I topped it with some satin ribbon and placed it on a pedestal for show. This one is a wooden pear from a friend, which I lightly distressed: