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How To Paint Dip Starbucks Bottles With Fun Neon Paint

Learn how to paint dip Starbucks frappuccino bottles to use as fun vases with black light neon paint.

paint dipped starbucks bottles

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Hello! Today I’m sharing a super simple, but really fun craft project. Like so many of you, I’m hunkering down trying to keep busy. For me that means crafting, decorating and reading.

I’ve been challenging myself to use items that are already in my craft stash. One of the things that I’ve been accumulating are Starbucks frappuccino bottles.

I drink one iced coffee per day, no matter if it’s 10 degrees out. This seems to be a New England thing. While I love my Keurig, sometimes it’s easier to just grab a Starbucks frappuccino.

The glasses can be recycled for so many different things. I love to use them as vases. You can see how I used San Pellegrino bottles as vases in my Easter tablescape.

I’ve been enjoying creating with NEW DecoArt paints that are now available at Michaels. It’s really a great way to take your mind off of this strange time, while keeping busy at home.

First I tried out their suede paint, then experimented with glass paint on wine glasses, and finally, had a blast making a cool outdoor table using glow in the dark paint. 

paint dipped jars with tulips

Today’s project is all about bright black light neon paint! Let me show you the easy steps and then I’ll share some information on this paint.

How To Paint Dip Starbucks Bottles

Supplies

neon paint supplies

STEP 1.

Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints. A tip for removing the date stamp is to use nail polish remover. It comes off so easily.

Also, you can use goo gone to remove the label. Vodka works too, but you don’t want to waste vodka!

plastic cups with paint

STEP 2.

Pour the paint color of your choice into a plastic cup. There are six color options. I chose to use green, pink and blue. 

coffe jars dipped in blue paint

STEP 3.

Dip the Starbucks bottle upside down into the paint, careful not to hit the sides.

blue paint dipped jars

STEP 4.

Slowly remove the glass bottle and place it upside down on parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick.

paint dipped jars drying

STEP 5.

The paint is fairly thick so it takes some time to dry. You can let it dry overnight, or use a heat gun like I did.

starbucks bottles painted

STEP 6.

Once they are dry, you can start decorating with them. See how easy that was? I love how smooth the paint is. If you don’t want the paint drips,  you can use masking tape to tape off a finished edge.

But I really wanted a playful look with the drips and unfinished look. It’s totally a matter of preference. Also, if you just paint dip the lower half of the bottle, you could also use these as drinking glasses.

Wouldn’t the kids get a kick out of milk being served in these? You can add a straw and place cookies that have a center opening over the straws. Or mini donuts would work as well. 

Starbucks bottles painted green and blue

Tips For Using Black Light Neon Paint

  • This neon paint uses fluorescent pigment technology, which means these psychedelic paints can be used on many different
    surfaces and create vivid glow effects when viewed under a black light. 
  • Use a soft brush when applying the paint.
  • If you paint with white paint first, the neon paints will increase the vibrancy.
  • Colors darken when dry.

Neon paint can be used on the following surfaces:

  • Wood
  • Walls
  • Canvas
  • Metal
  • Terra cotta
  • Paper
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Most plastic
  • Fabric
  • Masonry

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starbucks bottles used as vases with tulips

How To Paint Dip Starbucks Bottles With Fun Neon Paint

Yield: 3 Glass Bottles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Make bold and bright repurposed Starbucks frappuccino bottle vases with new DecoArt neon paint now available at Michaels.

Materials

  • DecoArt Neon Paint
  • Glass Bottles
  • Plastic Cups

Tools

  • Wagner Heat Gun

Instructions

  1. Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints.
  2. Pour the paint color of your choice into a plastic cup.
  3. Dip the Starbucks bottle upside down into the paint, careful not to hit the sides.
  4. Slowly remove the glass bottle and place it upside down on parchment paper.
  5. Let it dry overnight, or use a heat gun.

Did you make this project?

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Paint Dipped Glass Bottles

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Marc

Monday 31st of August 2020

Looks fun! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing! https://www.mladevelopment.co.uk/

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Thursday 30th of April 2020

I really love these, Thanks for the information. Can't wait to try this.

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