Hey there! 🙂
Can you stand another dollar store craft from me? 🙂 I was really impressed with the quality of these dollar store bottles. They look like they could have come from a regular retail store. They’re made out of heavy glass, and even come with a cork!
This will be my last Halloween craft for the season. Promise! 🙂 And I usually don’t post anything on the weekends, but I wanted to get this finished and posted ASAP so if you want to try it for yourself, you’d have at least a little time before Halloween! 🙂
I’ve been looking for an excuse to try out the Crackle Medium from FolkArt Home Décor. I heard a lot of great things about it, and I wasn’t let down! This stuff is excellent for producing an authentic vintage crackle effect with chalk paint.
Halloween Crackle Chalk Paint Bottles Dollar Store Makeover
- Dollar store bottles
- Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and Rich Black where to buy
- Folk Art Home Décor Crackle Medium where to buy
- Paint brushes. I really like the Folkart Home Decor Chalk and Wax Brushes where to buy
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Once the Crackle Medium is completely dry, paint on a light coat of White Adirondack chalk paint with a soft brush being careful not to over stroke. Once the paint is applied, it softens the Crackle Medium underneath. If you touch the painted areas after a few seconds, it will pull at the Crackle Medium underneath and the paint will slide off. This will also happen if you paint on too thick a layer, especially on the smooth parts of the bottle like what happened below.
I put too much paint on the bottle on the left, and you can see the results. Fortunately I was able to wash the paint off pretty easily with soap and water since the paint was still wet and then repaint it.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover tutorial! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!