Square Chalkboard Bottles

I thought of this a few weeks ago and finally got around to making them. I claim no original creativity on the idea~I probably saw it in a magazine and mentally filed it. Anyway, it's a great way to use old bottles and would make nice gifts too.

Flat sided bottles work best. The small one was a champagne vinegar, and the middle size ones were white balsamic vinegar, both from Trader Joe's. The biggest, dark green bottle was balsamic vinegar from Costco. I have noticed that Jose Cuervo tequila comes in the same shaped bottle too. Wine bottles could work but it would be harder to write on them.

The little spout is a good idea too. You can use them for so many things: homemade salad dressings, Garlic~Parmesan Dipping Oil (from yesterday), simple syrup (mint, vanilla, lemon, or ginger, ooh yummy!), garlic oil, or flavored vinegars, or limoncello. What else?

Remove labels and wash and thoroughly dry the bottle.
Paint a solid stripe of black chalkboard paint down the middle of the bottle.
Allow to dry completely.
Write with chalk (I just wish I had better handwriting).


Anonymous said...

That's a really good idea... we might try it!

Ty and Amy

Tiffany said...

OMG! That flippin' rocks! What a great gift idea....hmmmm, I could do flavored olive oils in them and write on the outside what they are for a hostess gift....ooooooh, I'm liking this idea. You're brilliant!