Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these colorful, beer bottle vases

by Alexis Murphy on May 5, 2013

Cornita bottles with poppies

First the easy (“fácil”) way: Fill Coronita Bottles with colored water. Add beautiful poppies from my neighbor’s front yard. (Can you believe that orange naranja color?)

Now the hard (“difícil”) way — not really hard, just takes a little time and patience — painted cerveza bottles. Drip paint inside, then turn and roll bottle around until all sides are covered. Place bottles upside down for excess to run out.

It took a few coats, with a few hours drying time between, but it was worth it, the colors really pop. You get to have a few cervezas along the way — ole!

painted Corono bottlesNote: You can put water in the painted bottles and they look great for the arrangement, but the water takes the paint off so they are for use just “uno” time.

Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy shares her creative ideas online at Jac o’lyn Murphy where this first appeared; used with permission.

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