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Harlan’s 4th birthday is a week from today and we are celebrating it with a little party in just two weeks. After having so much fun putting together Avery’s first birthday, I couldn’t wait to start planning Harlan’s bash.

I know that pink had to be involved in some way because Harlan wouldn’t have it any other way, but if you know me at all, you know I am a sucker for metallics. I didn’t want to replicate Avery’s party too much, so I decided to use many of the same concepts for Harlan’s party while still making it very unique and different.

I love using fresh flowers to decorate a table and pink flowers will adorn the table for Har’s party. I’m currently obsessing over the milk bottle trend, but after checking out the price tag on milk bottles, I decided against it. After searching google for “cheap milk bottles” I found a cheaper alternative, Starbucks Frappuccino bottles. Much cheaper and easy to grab at the grocery store.

After sipping on the drink for my morning beverage, I put the bottle under some hot soapy water to get off the labels, scrub the rest of the adhesive as well as the date that is printed on the bottle. It does require a little bit of scrubbing, but will eventually come off.

After letting the bottle completely dry, I got out all of my supplies. I was completely going at this with a blind eye. I am not a particularly crafty person, but I love glitter and love a good DIY project. I went to Michaels and picked up glitter glue and glitter from the Martha Stewart Craft Collection. There might be a better alternative to the glitter glue, but it worked really well on the bottles.

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Grab some tape to place around the bottle to prevent the glue and glitter from getting on any other part of the bottle that you don’t want. I used black electrical tape because that is all that I found laying around, but it worked out fine. Place the tape around the part of the jar that you want to put glitter on. I went about 3/4 of the way down.

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Grab your glitter glue and paint brush and brush the glue all over the bottle. It’s okay if you get the glue on the tape. It’s there as a barrier anyway and will be removed later.

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My first attempt was to try to place the glitter in a bowl and dip the bottle. That didn’t work.

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Then we decided to sprinkle the glitter over the bottle (which was over the bowl) and that worked much better. We were able to evenly get the glitter over the bottom of the jar.

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When you are finished with the glitter, just dump the excess from the bowl back into the bottle. Once finished, turn the bottle upside down and let sit for two hours.

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Once the glue is dry, slowly take off the tape from the jar. And, you’re done!

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A tip that I got from cbeckster on Instagram was to lightly mist the jars with cheap hairspray from about 6-8 inches away to help the glitter set and keep it on the jars. Thank you  cbeckster!!

I’ll show you the finished product at Har’s party in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more DIY projects from Har’s party in the next couple of weeks. I don’t know if it’s early nesting or what, but I am LOVING this urge to craft.

 

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  1. Love this! I love what you substituted the milk bottle for the frappucino bottles. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see how Harlan’s party goes 🙂

    1. Thank you Patty! It’s great isn’t it?! I just couldn’t justify spending so much money on glass bottles. These worked out perfectly!