We’re all aware of recycling these days, but be sure to hang on to a few of those clear bottles to make a beautiful centerpiece. Our DIY upcycled stained glass centerpiece calls for any type of clear bottle.

Whiskey, beer, juice or even syrup bottles are all great choices. Just be sure to remove all labels first. We like to spray a little Goo Gone on first before soaking them in warm, soapy water. It makes it so much easier!

Your once clear bottle will look like elegant stained glass. Use them to decorate your table, kitchen window, or give them as a gift, filled with greenery.

DIY stained glass centerpiece
  1. Remove all labels (use Goo Gone for stubborn residue) and soak bottle in warm, soapy water then let dry.
  2. Squeeze paint into bottle, adding 1 tbsp of water at a time to bottle if paint is too thick; swirl to mix.
  3. Rotate bottle around until interior is fully covered with paint.
  4. Continue rotating bottle while turning upside down.
  5. Allow paint to pour out of bottle into disposable cup or plate; reserve paint.
  6. Place bottle upside down in foil pan to catch excess paint.
  7. Lift bottle every few hours to let paint drain and avoid pooling at neck of bottle.
  8. Return bottle to upside down position, repeat as needed.
  9. Once all excess paint is drained, let dry 48 hours.
  10. Bake 30 minutes at 200 degrees upright on a cookie sheet in non-preheated oven.
  11. Allow bottles to cool with oven door open.
We love Goo Gone! It’s great for removing anything that’s sticky, especially labels. There’s no sense spending valuable time on a craft project if remnants of a sale sticker still show!

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