There are few water bottle companies that sell water in glass bottles. Voss is one of them. The bottles are these beautiful, tall cylinders. You can get them individually at your local grocery store or buy a case from Amazon to save money - this is a great option if you want to make these for gifts as the cost per-bottle goes down to less than $3 this way! I picked up a large bottle at Natural Grocers and used adhesive silkscreens and glass etching cream to transform the bottle into a beautiful work of art as a gift for my sister.
- Voss Artisan Glass Water Bottle (you MUST get a glass one - this won't work on plastic)
- Mini Razor Scraper
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton ball
- Martha Stewart adhesive silkscreens (I used the Wildflowers set)
- Martha Stewart Glass Etch Cream (large size here) (If you don't already have some or are not planning to do a lot of etching, your best value may be this Martha Stewart Etch Cream Starter Kit instead which come with 2 oz cream and stencils - each water bottle will use about 1 oz. cream)
- Paint brush
- Painters tape (optional, depending on how neat you are)
- Rubber gloves (NOT optional)
Step 1: Prep Glass
Please note: I recommend keeping the lid on the entire time you work with the bottle to prevent paint chips, soap or chemicals from getting inside.
The Voss bottles come with their labels silkscreened on with paint. To remove them, you will need to scratch it off with a razor blade. To do this without scratching the glass, hold the blade at an angle and gently use it to chip away the paint.