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Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

This little DIY Christmas craft is super easy and super cheap. Just what you need during The Holidays right?

I don’t know about you, but we are big Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider fans around here. That seems to be “our drink” this time of year. [SIDE STORY: When I was pregnant with my daughter last year I was suuper sick and Martinelli’s was the ONLY liquid I could keep down. So needless to say I drank a ton of Martinelli’s. I think at one point we probably had 30+ empty bottles sitting on our counter. I had all these plans to do something with them, but we were moving and I was still to sick to have the energy to do anything with them and I didn’t want to move them all. So I tossed them (and by “tossed” I actually mean recycled)] Fast forward to Thanksgiving and we ended up with some more bottles. I was determined to do something with them and came up with this…

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

Instead of just tossing those bottles out, you can use them to make some cute holiday decor! Or if you don’t have any lying around you can use this as an excuse to go out and buy some Martinelli’s and chug the whole thing just so you can use the bottles for this craft.

Like I said, this is a very easy craft! You don’t need to be Martha Stewart (trust me, I’m not anything close) to pull this off. This could even be a fun craft for kids too.

All you need is:

- Some empty Martinelli’s bottles (as many or as little as you want)

- Sharpie or some kind of Metallic Paint Pen (I actually used a Ball Glass Enamel Marker. You can find it here. I don’t know why it’s so expensive on Amazon. I got my at Hobby Hobby for $3. Plus if you use their awesome 40% coupons that brings it down to less than $2. So there you go!)

The trickiest part is getting all those pesky stickers off. If you just fill up your sink  with hot soapy water and let the bottles soak for 5 minutes or so, you just take the rough side of a sponge and the stickers will come off real easy. That’s waaaaay easier then trying to peel them all off and stuff. Who’s got time for that?!

Just dry them off and then you can start decorating. The possibilities are endless. You can spell out “JOY” or “NOEL” or if you have a lot of bottles you can do “MERRY CHRISTMAS” (just kidding! that would be a lot of bottles)

You can also add ribbons, burlap, twine, glitter, or washi tape. You can get some cute supplies at the Not So Idle Hands Etsy Shop.

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

 Just throw in some holly berries or Poinsettia and its the perfect little DIY Christmas decoration to put around your house. Happy crafting!

 ~Joce

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About Jocelyne Wheeler

Hi, I'm Joce! I'm a wife to my husband, Paul, and newbie mom to our sweet daughter, Lila, who was born this past March. She is my little buddy and I love spending my days with her. I grew up in California and my husband grew up in Hawaii and somehow we ended up in Colorado- where it snows! But we love it! I'm always looking for a new book to devour, a recipe to try, or a DIY project to do during nap time. I'm a shower singer, BYU grad, watcher of food documentaries, obsessive list maker, wearer of polka dots, and collector of 70's mushroom memorabilia. I'm so happy to be working with Not So Idle Hands!

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