For tonight's post I want to show you my vintage embellished bottles. I have been so inspired by some of the beautiful bottles I have seen online and I have found yet another junk/craft addiction. I can't wait to make more! I always buy old bottles and had plenty of them to use. I wanted to throw some together quickly for The Junkin' Rubies craft show this past weekend and I made these in a matter of a couple of days and I am so pleased with how they turned out. They really are even prettier in real life!
First I took some of the bottles that I just couldn't get very clean and spray painted them out of necessity. They were so dirty that I had to almost cover them completely so spray painting was a cheap and fast way to get started. It covered better than I expected and I left any chipping and even added to the distressed look by lightly sanding in some areas.
Then I just covered them with whatever I had in my junk stash. Antique lace, burlap, tulle, old buttons and brooches, vintage stickers, tiny vintage belt buckles or watch pieces, and some vintage-steampunk looking craft pieces and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I filled them with a little scroll of antique sheet music or I used vintage drawer pulls or antique buttons as toppers. When I started on the bottles I had nothing particular in mind, although white and light is the dominant color scheme and as I worked each one developed a unique look and a name.
SONG OF FAITH
WINGS OF FAITH
I will be listing these bottles in my Etsy shop sometime this week (if I can part with them) and I will use my camera to get better pictures, as these were all taken with my iphone. They are so much prettier than the pictures show. They display beautifully as a set but they would also be wonderful as individual gifts. I hope you love them as much I do!