I wanted to share a pretty an easy way to make DIY gold antiqued glass bottles without having to pull out all of the gold leafing stuff. This is a great upcycle for recycled glass bottles, an old clear vase, or just plain bottles you have lying around the house.
This upcycled craft technique is really easy. To make this project, you’ll need clean, glass bottles, gloves, gold spray paint or multi-surface paint, a metal coiled scrubby pad sink sponge, and warm, soapy water. Start by spraying the outside of your glass bottle with gold spray paint making sire to spray for complete coverage. After letting it dry completely, lightly scrub with a scrubby pad and some soapy water and rinse, only removing as much paint as you want.
I would let this set an entire 24 hours before scrubbing to make sure the paint is really dried. Using the metal scrubby pad will give the paint that is left a worn and aged look.
Make sure to lightly scrub the glass so you don’t scratch it or break it with soapy water, and always use proper safety precautions when working with glass and spray paint.
I actually scrubbed mine right in a very shallow bucket of soapy water with a towel, wearing rubber dish gloved for a good grip. I placed the towel on bottom so if I dropped it, hopefully it wouldn’t break. If you drop the bottle always be careful when reaching in if you drop it so you don’t grab any broken glass by accident.
I also recommend wearing rubber gloves so you don’t get gold flecks all over your hands.
It gave the bottles a very pretty antiqued gold look,especially how not all of it comes up, and it looks patchy and scratched like and old mirror. If you like this aged glass look, try this technique for making aged mercury glass mirrors from old window panes.
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