martedì 18 dicembre 2012

Christmas bottles


We all know about my urge to save glass bottles and jars and have gone as far as enlisting family members to do the same. So when inspiration strikes, bottles of all sorts are available.
Here's a list of what I used for this project: Glass bottle, sheet music, glitter, Mod 
Podge, jute twine, snowflake ornament, jingle bells.


 


 I have been lucky enough to find some old sheet music and believe me when I say this book is happy to be given a second chance at life in the form of art...the pages were so weakened with age and fragile....it just couldn't be used anymore. In fact, when I tried to use my paper cutter, it just shredded the paper, so I ended up just scoring and tearing. The idea is to use the music paper to create a label of sorts around the bottle, so I tore the paper to fit the center of the bottle, leaving a little glass on the bottom and the neck of the bottle still exposed. Slather the back of the page with Mod Podge:
 Eye-ball it on the center of the bottle:
 Do the same for the back so you have something that looks like this:
Be sure to smooth it on well.  Next, to soften the edges of the 'label' and for a little glitz, use Mod Podge and glitter around the edge ( I used a paint brush and spooned on the glitter). This a messier way to do it, if you want, you can use glitter glue or something similar. Once dry, use a soft dry brush to remove excess glitter.
 Next, wrap twine around the center of the bottle, leaving two ends for tying. I used about three yards of jute twine. If twine isn't your thing, ribbon would also look good.
 I needed a focal point and found it by way of snowflakes. I found this package of small glittered snowflakes at Hobby Lobby...but you can use several different things....if you crochet, crochet a snowflake...stiffened doily....just something in proportion and creates a focal point.
 Tie the twine through the snowflake:
 String jingle bells on the twine (I just love the sound of jingle bells!)
 Tie a shoestring bow, tightening the bells up and giving the snowflake a finished look. Like I said though, you can get really creative...see what you can come up with!
 I think these would make great gifts, bud vases, candle holders....
 ...or how about writing  a message rolling it up and putting in there for a loved one to read. Wouldn't it be fun to write your yearly Family Letter and put it in there and share with your extended family. Write hope and dreams and put in there. Lots of different things can be done.....or really, it's just pretty to look at.
 Whatever you do, the bottle has been given a second life and been made into something beautiful.
 Font: Sweet something designs



5 commenti:

  1. Wow what a fabulous idea, they look great.

    Leeann x

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  2. Yes.....great idea and.....very chic

    RispondiElimina
  3. Hi! Wonderful blog I discovered just now!!! I will take some idea from here for my own blog, and I will say everyone that these ideas are yours!! Do you agree?
    My blog is: Ilclandimariapia.blogspot.it

    RispondiElimina
  4. Hello Dindi, some ideas are my other ripoposte are from me, as you can see at the end of each post I quote the source .... I'll see you on your blog, it is a pleasure to have you here

    RispondiElimina

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