You Will Need ...
  1. Clean glassware with no labels (plastic bottles also work)

  2. Mod Podge

  3. Foam brushes

  4. Pretty paper like wrapping paper, tissue paper, scrapbook paper, magazine cutouts, etc

  5. Glitter (optional)

  6. Water (to keep brushes from drying out)

  7. Bowls (for Mod Podge, water, etc.)

  8. Newspaper or tarp to cover your work surface

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Step 1: 

Start by cutting the paper into little squares, or by cutting out your pictures in the shapes you want.

Step 2: 

With a thick dollop of Mod Podge on your brush, spread it over a small section of your bottle. You only want to work with one small section at a time so that it doesn't dry out before you get to it!

Step 3: 

Lay a square of paper onto the Mod Podged area of the bottle and smooth it out. Paint more Mod Podge over it.

Step 4: 

Spread more Mod Podge onto your bottle, and keep layering on more paper. You want to brush Mod Podge onto the bottle, place your paper, and then spread more Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it in.

Step 5: 

When you're done covering it with paper, allow your bottle to dry completely; after that, you can continue decorating by adding stickers, jewels, or by hot-gluing on other decorative items, as we've done with bits of ribbon!

Craft Length: 
30 - 60 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Cans, bottles & containers
1 adult per 5 children

Do any Mod Podge projects in a well-ventilated area, and allow your project to dry completely before displaying or giving it as a gift!


In these pieces, I've experimented with using magazine clippings, glitter, and also using regular tissue paper cut into shapes to look like cow spots!
Also, if you don't have Mod Podge, you can make your own version by combining glue with water. Use one part glue with one part water, erring on the side of more glue than water. You want to make it thick, not runny!

Variation Photos: