{create this} how to make a milk bottle blog prop ~ cute for kitchen decor, too!

As a food and craft blogger, beautiful photos are a must!  Cool back drops and awesome props are just tools of a blogger’s trade.  A few key accessories can add charm and personality to an otherwise plain photo.  What pile of brownies or stack of cookies is complete without a sweetly curved bottle of milk and a sassy striped straw?  

Since the title of this post pretty much gives it away, this is no regular glass bottle full of milk.  Today, I’ll show you how to make a milk bottle blog prop! 

These start with a Starbucks frappaccino bottle.  Drink the contents – now you are properly caffeinated and this project will be done in a flash!  Remove the label and any remaining sticky adhesive.  Make sure the inside of the bottle is clean and dry.  

Squeeze a good amount of paint into the bottle of the bottle.  Slowly, tilt and tip the bottle to maneuver the paint up and around the neck of the bottle.  Add paint as necessary and continue tilting, tipping and rotating until the glass is covered and you have the milk bottle as “full” as you would like it.

You may remember seeing this cute little guy in the pictures of the Nutella swirl brownies from scratch that I shared yesterday.  Nope, not real milk … sneaky, sneaky!

The look of milk but no mess, no potential spills and no condensation from cold liquid!  And they are just so stinkin’ cute!!  I dressed up the milk bottle with a brown paper bag strip, a red felt heart and a few wraps of bakers twine.

These would be adorable tied together with twine, lined up along a shelf or filled with flowers!

I used this same technique to make this cute milk bottle bunting when I gave my boring gray work cubicle a makeover!  Those are salad dressing bottles from Walmart – they make our favorite Caesar dressing!

Since we are talking “milk” today … here are a few of my favorite cookie recipes to go along with it!

This post was shared at all of the fantastic parties on my link page!


  1. This is a super cute idea, thanks for sharing! I have some flowers in a Starbucks Frappuccino bottle right now, but as soon as they die I will be doing this! :)

  2. Ummm…how awesome is that? I am totally doing this!

    Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters

  3. What a great idea girl!!!

  4. That is SO cute! I would never have thought of that. Great idea, Keri!

  5. This is such a good idea Keri, love it!

    xo, Tanya

  6. You are too clever girl…I love your prop!

  7. Keri, how cute and creative! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thursday! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

  8. Great idea – I need to make one of these1

  9. Super smart. I drink Soy milk and it just doesn’t look appetizing in a photo.

  10. Genius- although I think my son (who helps eat all my extras when I am cleaning up after a food session) will be sad when I make this & he can’t finish off the milk with the treats. :)

  11. What a cute way to get the milk prop! I love the no condensation part.

  12. Oh my gosh! I love it! Such a super smart idea :)

  13. What an awesome idea!!! Now I can stop pouring milk in a glass for the photos,and then pouring it down the drain because I cannot drink milk :)

  14. Oh my gosh! This is genius!!
    Stopping by from tatertots and jello party!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  15. Brilliant!!!! Came from Just Us Four party!
    Loved the ..”now that you are properly caffeinated” line, LOL
    have a beautiful weekend! Pinned onto my Because it’s pretty board!

  16. Super cute ~ and brilliant! Thanks for sharing at the Create & Inspire party! Pin’d =)

  17. That’s awesome! What a super smart idea! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

  18. Great Idea!! Very clever :)

  19. So clever!

  20. Super cute and a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Brooke – DesignedByBH

  21. I’ve done the painted bottles before but making faux milk bottles is pure genius. I could have used these time and again! Bravo!

  22. OMG… this is genius! Thanks for the tip! And for linking up to Monday Funday! Tweeting about it now!

  23. Oh my word, that’s brilliant! I’m totally making one of those!

  24. Fantastic idea. I would have never thought to do that. So creative.

  25. So clever! Just what my cookie photos need!


  26. So creative! I would have never thought to do that.Thanks for sharing this idea, I need to add more props to my pics. I would love for you to share this on my blog link party, Sweet Tooth Tuesdays. Thanks, I’m a new follower!


  27. woah, genius….now i need to find a friend who likes those frappachinos who will give me those bottles!! pinning now.

  28. Brilliant…simply brilliant!

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  29. What a brilliant idea and I have everything on hand to make my own milk bottle. Thank you for the tutorial and idea!


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