How to Paint Numbers Onto Glass Bottles

We spray-painted numbers onto clear glass bottles to serve as table-number identifiers at a wedding reception. You can make these for any occasion — or just to decorate your kitchen.

By: Camille Styles

Vintage-style, flip-top bottles are easy to decorate and add charm to any table setting. Fill them with spring water, wine or juice to allow guests to serve themselves at a dinner party, brunch or wedding reception.

Tools and Materials
glass water bottle
printable number stencils
scissors
pen
clear contact paper
craft knife
spray paint

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Download and print the number template on card stock, and then carefully cut out numbers.

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Cut piece of contact paper to measure as tall as water bottle. In center of piece of contact paper, trace card stock number. Use craft knife to carefully cut number out of contact paper.

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Peel back of contact paper and center on water bottle. Wrap around bottle and press down paper to remove air bubbles. Tip: Make sure contact paper reaches bottom of bottle, as paint may drip down.

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Spray-paint over cut-out number and allow it to dry for at least two hours. Once dry, carefully peel back contact paper to reveal number. Fill each bottle with cold, filtered water and place on each table to help guests find their seat!

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