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Kids Craft Inspiration: Upcycled Glitter Measuring Bottles

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dcg glitter bottlesIf you haven’t noticed, the detox trend and fresh pressed juices craze has been on the rise in Dubai. We have to admit, we’ve definitely jumped on the bandwagon and have been ordering juices from detox juicing company, detox delight and in addition to feeling lighter and cleaner, we’ve also amassed a large collection of empty plastic bottles!

We’re huge on the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle) but more than that, we’re all for reusing an item before depositing it into the recycling bin. We couldn’t bring myself to recycle perfectly reusable bottles, so instead decided to make the cutest measuring bottles for baking and cooking.

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  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Mod Podge matte and glossy (sealer and glue in one)
  • Masking tape
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter of your choice
  • Measuring cups
  • Newspaper

Step 1: Before you begin, make sure you lay out a lot of newspaper on your work area. There will be lots of glitter! Lay an extra piece of newspaper directly under where you’ll be pouring the glitter.

Step 2: Take your detox bottles and give them an overnight soak in hot soapy water to remove all the sticker labels. If a sticky residue is left, try using white vinegar soaked in a cotton pad or nail polish remover to get rid of the residue.

Step 3: Measure one cup of sugar or flour and pour into your first bottle. Take your masking tape and carefully wrap it around the top of where the sugar sits. Pull the masking tape taut and make sure the line is straight.

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Step 4: Dip your paint brush into the matte mod podge (psst…don’t have mod podge? Make your own here!) and paint an even layer making sure there are no empty spots all around the bottom of the bottle. You can go over it a second time to make sure there are no areas left uncovered. 

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Step 5: Once you’re happy with it, generously pour glitter all over the bottle one side at a time. Don’t worry about using all the glitter in the container. You’ll be surprised to see how much or rather, how little you actually need! Make sure the entire section is covered in glitter, then tap away any excess. Set bottle aside and pour all the remaining glitter back into the container.

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Step 6: Repeat these steps for the rest of your measurements. (We did 1/2 and 1/4 cups.)

Step 7: Apply a coat of glossy mod podge to seal in your glitter and design.

Step 8: Remove the masking tape to reveal a straight edge and viola! Your very own measuring bottles.

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These measuring bottles are not only useful but beautiful to display in your kitchen as well. Don’t need new measuring items? They are also perfect for vases or for storing other items that may need to be airtight — or even those little knick knacks (or sweets) your kids keep bringing home! Plus they’re a great way to measure out ingredients for your next baking project with the kids or to teach them about measurement!

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We hope you enjoyed making these beautiful glittery measuring bottles! Remember that next time you’re tempted to recycle an item, think of how you can actually reuse it first into something useful and practical for your home.

Happy crafting, mamas!


1486891_613862505342197_304751627_n copyOver a year ago, Kat left her job as an international school teacher to became a stay at home mama. She decided to pursue her dreams of writing a DIY blog ( and starting a party planning business. Dreams do come true as she is now the Co-founder and Event Stylist for Bespoke Parties and a full time freelance writer. Life is kind of non-stop these days with an energetic toddler, planning parties, and writing, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Check out Bespoke Parties for custom made party decor and start to finish event planning: more details on the services provided, email

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