Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spooky and Sparkly Bottles

I recently came across the great blog - Eighteen25. They are having a Halloween Linky party.
As you know, I have been working day and night on Halloween projects. So, I am participating with this post.
In my flea market travels and finds, I have collected a number of glass bottles. Some of them have embossed writing on them and some of them are plain. They are all different sizes, which makes decorating with them so much fun.
Aren't these cool? To make a set of your own, it's super easy. This is not my original idea. I've seen this technique all over the web. I am just giving you the steps incase you want to make a set.
-You can use any clear glass bottle (for the orange one, I used a wine bottle) -
-Wash the bottle out; Since they are clear, you want to remove any dirt (flea market bottle) or wine leftovers. And, you'll want to soak the label off (if there is one.)
-Let your bottle dry out throughly.
-Squirt about 1/2 cup of furniture polish into the bottle. I used the Pledge brand. It comes in a clear bottle with a blue squirt cap and is LIQUID. I couldn't find a picture of the bottle online...but I bought my bottle at Wal-Mart.
-Dump the liquid out. You will notice that it is VERY sticky. This is important.
-Now for the fun part. Pour your GLITTER into the bottle! Cover the mouth of the bottle with a paper towl and shake it (like a polaroid picture!) You can always add more. Start out slow and see how well the glitter coats the inside of the glass. The glitter will stick to the polish that has coated the bottle. For the glitter, I used Martha Stewart's Halloween collection that you can find at Michael's. For a large bottle, like the wine size, it takes about 1/2 of the glitter container to completely coat the inside. But, if you can use your 40% off coupon, the cost isn't too bad.
-Print out your spooky labels. I used my scissors to rough up the edges and then inked around them to create a "distressed" look.
- Adhere the labels to your bottle using an epoxy glue. While they were drying, I used some rubber bands around each bottle to insure a good adhesion.


Hope you like them! Now go over to Eighteen25 and see all the other great ideas!

6 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh I love the glitter!

clphoto said...

beautiful! I love them. I wanna make some. Care to share the labels with me? Were they a template or did you create them in photoshop? Any chance you would be willing to share or sell the file??

1 Funky Woman said...

These are fantastic, I need to make some! I linked up also, hop on over and check out what I've been up too!

Megan

Evin said...

I totally pinned these to Pinterest in my "Crafts I might not suck at" board! These are great!

Sun Chaser Eskies said...

You could also you Glitter It. I've found it works better than anything else out there and you can buy most colors of glitter off the same site for really cheap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzkmQYM3IDk

https://www.signaturecrafts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=80

missy said...

I would love to make these, would you share your labels? That what makes it so cute, and yours are adorable! Let me know omchacha@gmail. thanks