When Patrón Tequila asked us to transform their iconic bottle into something special, I was absolutely up for the challenge. I’ve always wanted to use their adorably mini tequila bottles as elegant place card holders at a dinner party – and in this particular case, a gold themed celebration! Also, who wouldn’t love a personalized dose of Patrón at the end of a meal? If you have any ideas of your own, be sure to sign up at The Art of Patrón and submit your Patrón bottle DIY for a chance to win $10,000. Honestly. Let us know what you made, we’d love to see your artistic vision!

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You’ll need:

  • a mini Patrón bottle
  • a small hacksaw
  • an exacto knife (optional)
  • nail polish remover or acetone
  • gold spray paint
  • painter’s tape

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Start by removing all the stickers from the bottle. Use acetone or nail polish remover to remove any leftover residue.

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Wrap painter’s tape around the base of the bottle, at a slight angle. Make sure the bottom edge of the tape is smoothed down. Bring the other side of the tape across so the two pieces meet at a point. Tape on a ziplock or plastic bag while still exposing the bottom edge of the tape.

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Lightly spray multiple and even coats of paint onto the bottle from a couple feet away. Be sure to always spray paint outdoors in a well ventilated area.

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Allow to dry completely before removing the bag and tape. Take the hacksaw and saw a line across the top of the cork stopper.

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Stop about a quarter of the inch way down. Insert a paper name card and your custom Patrón placecard is finished!

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What can you create with a Patrón bottle? Don’t forget to sign up and submit your creation for a chance to win $10,000. Cheers & good luck!

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(images by HonestlyYUM)