In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to make your own DIY reusable water bottle from a glass bottle. Reusing old glass bottles is a great way to recycle and save money – why buy something new if what you have can be decorated to work and be cute!?
First, find a glass bottle you like. It should have a wide mouth so you will be able to clean it. Peel off as much of the label as you can. Then, get the bottle wet with some alcohol and use a razor blade to get all of the adhesive and other junk off of it. (Simple Green) is helpful here too if the label isn’t coming off easily…it will melt the adhesive and help you get the label completely off.
Once your bottle is thoroughly cleaned and dried, it is time to start painting! Enamel paint is a good choice – once it is dried and cured, it will be a permanent paint. This paint is very inexpensive incomes in tons of colors. BONUS – it can be applied with a paintbrush which means lots of opportunities to be creative!
I decided to keep it simple with my bottle, opting for a striped design (chose blue and pink) with a Monogram that I applied using a stencil.
Voila! A beautiful, unique reusable water bottle that will never get confused with anyone else’s and will keep your water tasting fresh and aftertaste free!