Stars and Stripes Wine Bottles

Let the festivities begin… with crafts! Use all those empty wine bottles you have left from your Memorial Day bash to get even more festive for Independence Day with this tutorial for Stars and Stripes Wine Bottles we found by Champagne Thursdays.

Empty wine or champagne bottles
Star stickers
Spray Paint
Painters tape


For star bottles:
Apply star stickers to a clean bottle.  A clear bottle is probably the most ideal, for the star bottle.  I only had one clear bottle (I don’t drink too much white wine), so I had to use a green bottle too.  I used both paper and plastic (clear back) stickers and found the the plastic stickers were easier to remove.  If you have the option, I would suggest the plastic stickers that have the clear backing.

Spray 3-4 light even coats of spray paint.  I used Krylon, Oxford Blue, in a satin finish.

Let dry and remove stickers.

For striped bottles:
Spray the desired number of bottles, with 3-4 light even coats of white spray paint.  I used the plain old white color from Rust-Oleum, in a flat finish.

Let dry.

Apply painters tape around the bottles.  To get the straightest line, it’s easiest to place the tape on the parts of the bottle that are not curved.  Shocking, I know.  I tried my best to place the tape in the same position on each bottle, so that they would line up when placed together.

Spray a few, light even coats of red paint.  I used the red color from Rust-Oleum, in a glossy finish.

Let dry and remove painters tape.

I wasn’t quite sure how these would turn out, when I started, but I was pleased with the outcome.  I like the combination of the different paint finishes (satin, flat and glossy), it adds a little more character. The Rust-Oleum brand spray paint is my spray paint of choice.  It coats the best, requiring less coats and I’ve never had the spray nozzle get clogged.

Tutorial and image credit: Champagne Thursdays