Now that Halloween is over, it's time to start decorating for Thanksgiving. I love finding new ways to decorate my mantle. This year I decided to go with some hand painted bottle art to showcase above our fireplace.
Creating your own bottle art Thanksgiving mantle decor is easy to do. To create you need:
- Small brown glass bottles
- White paint
- Letter stencils
- Stencil paint brush
- Fake flowers
I ended up purchasing a Malta malt beverage 6-pack for this craft. Since I planned to have it say 'Thanks' I only needed 6 bottles, but depending on what word you want to use will determine how many bottles you need.?This drink has a very interesting flavor and it's very inexpensive - probably $2 for the 6-pack. Remove the labels from the bottles and wash and dry them.
Using a stencil brush is key here to making sure the paint doesn't leak too much under the stencil. Just lightly dip it in the paint (don't get too much paint on it) and dab it on the stencil.
I used a bit of rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip to clean up any pain that got under the stencil and to make the letters have more of a clean edge.
Once the paint dries, put a fake flower in each bottle and set them up on display. Now you have a simple, shabby-chic Thanksgiving mantle display. Do you like those Glitter Pumpkins on the right? Check out how to DIY Glitter Pumpkins.
This post originally appeared on my now discontinued blog, Lean Green Mom.