Milk Bottle for Santa Tutorial

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We all know Santa deserves a little break during his busy night and what better way to thank good ol' St. Nick than with some freshly baked cookies and of course, cold delicious milk. But how about welcoming him with this adorable milk bottle specially made for him. It's easy to make and the kiddies will love leaving it out for their beloved Santa Claus. (Keep scrolling for our favorite cookie recipes!)

(Image: Lucy Akins)

You can make these bottles for use as decor only, or you can make them food safe by painting the outside of the bottle.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Things You'll Need

  • Red and white glass paint 
  • White acrylic paint 
  • Empty imitation milk bottle
  • Paint brush
  • Baker's twine or ribbon (optional)
  • Oven for curing paint  

For Decor Only

Step 1

Pour acrylic white paint inside the bottle.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Step 2

Swirl paint around to cover the entire interior of the bottle, being sure to not allow any to spill outside.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Step 3

Using a brush and red glass paint, write desired words. We had a little fun and wrote the letters backwards for a little whimsy.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Step 4

Allow paint to dry for at least one hour. Ensure the paint is dry to the touch before baking. Follow product instructions for baking times.

Food Safe Method

Step 1

Do not pour paint inside the bottle, but instead, paint the outside of the bottle using white glass paint and allow to dry.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Step 2

Use a permanent marker or glass paint to write desired wording.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Step 3

Allow paint to dry for at least one hour. Ensure the paint is dry to the touch before baking. Follow product instructions for baking times.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

These adorable little bottles make for whimsical Christmas decor or can be used as a photography prop. For better results, allow a week for paint to completely cure before hand washing.

(Image: Lucy Akins)

Add a a ribbon or tie some bakers twine around the neck of the bottle for an extra holiday touch!

Cookies That Will Make Santa Happy

Try any of these delicious recipes -- you'll be sure to be on Santa's "good" list this year!

Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

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(Image: Julia Fain)

Slice and Bake Cookie Dough Recipe

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(Image: Jennifer Farley)

Peanut Butter Cookies From Scratch

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(Image: Julia Mueller)

The Only Gingerbread Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

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(Image: Charity Curley Mathews)

Sugar Cookies from Scratch

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(Image: Debbie Williams)

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