First I started with a whole pile of old bottle. (I have a few projects going). I don't even drink. I collected these from a local restaurant. The bottles I mirrored are from syrups, jams and iced coffee!
Step 1: Clean Clean Clean
I soaked these bottles to loosen the labels. After I could peel most of the label off I mixed up a recipe I found on pinterest.
Goo Gone Recipe:
1 part vegetable oil with
2 parts baking soda.
Just mix it in a little dish. This gives us an oily substance with a little abrasiveness for scrubbing power.
Rub it all over the jar.
Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Wash it off.
Next I washed them in hot soapy water and let them dry.
Take your nice clean dry jars outside. I seriously hate the smell of spray paint so I only use it outside. For this project I used Krylon Looking Glass.
I sprayed the bottoms first. It took at least 3 coats to get good coverage. When the bottoms were dry, I stood them up and painted the rest of the bottle.
Things I Learned
1. This paint surprised me at first. It comes out a bit more powerful than most paint. Hard to keep it from running. I would advise practicing on something you don't have your heart set on.
2. Looking Glass paint is suppose to be sprayed from the back side to turn out like a mirror. On a skinny bottle this is not possible. It still is reflective just not as much as if you had sprayed from the inside.