Friday, March 25, 2011

Altered Vintagey Bottle Tutorial

Altered Bottle (3)
Most of the time I like upcycling things to use for for something like storage. But sometimes the shape of an item just intrigues me and I want to play with  it like a blank canvas. Bottles for instance. Like this one:
Altered Bottle
I loved the shape which is kind of square and flat. The writing is painted / etched on so I covered the bottle with some of the contact paper I’ve been having fun with from Dollar Tree. I also had a pack of K&Co scrapbook borders called “Flora and Fauna” . These are vellum and somewhat transparent. I layered one of the borders over the contact paper and another on the bottle itself:
I didn’t feel like scraping the label from the neck of the bottle so I covered it with this cotton twine I got from Dollar Tree:
Dollar Tree Twine
I had a vinyl monogram that I picked up at JoAnn’s on clearance a while ago for like $.25 and that went on the front. The bottle also had a seal that was part of the glass that I wanted to cover up so I punched a piece of the contact paper and put it in a flattened bottle cap which I then covered in Diamond Glaze:
Bottle Cap Diamond GlazeDiamond Glaze
Finished the whole thing with a pendant thingy from the jewelry section ( also one of those poking around the clearance bin finds) to which I added some beads and tied to the neck with a scrap of torn muslin:
Altered Bottle Closeup (2)
Altered Bottle
Altered Bottle Closeup
While function is nice, sometimes so is just looking at something pretty. I hope this is that.
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Mindy said...

OMG I love this. You have been rocking the altered items lately Girl! Fantastic!

Lori said...

Sah-weet! Love this!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Fabulous!!! I've been wanting to make some of these!! Great inspiration.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is so pretty! I love the vintage look the twine gives the bottle. And the layering of everything else is great!

lindalou said...

This is so cool and I can't believe you made that medallion thing with a flatten bottle cap. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

That is stunning!

Melissa said...

I like the shape of the bottle too. Great rehab!! Pun intended!! ;)

Christine said...

I love this Carol! The layers all come together beautifully. Don't you love Diamond Glaze?

Netty said...

This is so gorgeous and thank you for explaining. Annette x

AsylumTanya said...

I was just looking at glassware the other day. This would be a perfect way to decorate them!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! That's so funny.... I bought twine from the dollar store today to wrap some wine bottles in, as well!

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

What a pretty bottle Carol!!! You are just the queen of taking ordinary things and making them beautiful!!
I love the little way you wrapped the neck and the little charm hanging from it!
Thanks for linking this up too! :)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Another great project of yours! Cheers

Michelle L. said...

Extra luxe!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love this pretty and THRIFTY bottle...awesome idea!


Jill said...

I love the idea of the diamond glaze in the bottle cap. I've tried to apply it thickly to other things, but it always ends up cracking - but I think the bottle cap would give it enough stability that it wouldn't! AWESOME!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You started with good bones and ended up with this gorgeous bottle. Very, very nice! I like the cotton twine wrapped around the neck. Great job!

Noble Vintage said...

this is so cute!! Love all the enhancements you did with this :)
I like bottles and things that are just pretty too. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!