I have been wanting to try my hand at this for a while now, and I'm glad I finally did. I really love the way they look. My only key learning would be to avoid spray painting indoors when there is a torrential downpour outside so you can't open the windows. I think I almost killed all of my roommates with the fumes. My b! We can't all have backyards...
1) Wash your bottles* and soak them in hot soapy water
2) Peel the labels off
3) Lay down a newspaper (or trash bag) spraying station on the ground (put down a lot more than you think you need- spray paint has a tendency to sort of sprinkle the area several feet around where it is being sprayed)
4) Put your bottles opening side down (so that you get the bottom)
5) Spray one coat. Wait for it to dry.
6) Spray second coat.
7) Fill with seasonal blooms!
*Choose bottles whose glass engravements you like. The spray paint doesn't hide them - which can be a good or bad thing. Check out those mountains from the Coors Light bottle (that I drank while spray painting the others, no wasting here thankyouverymuch). I used four beer bottles, an olive oil bottle and a brandy bottle.
I arranged mine in a cluster with tea lights as a centerpiece for a dinner party, but they look great as individual vases as well.
Have you guys every tried spray painting glass? What did you make?