I wanted to make an altered bottle in the color red. It can be year round but..Think Christmas or Valentines. Think LARGE perfume bottle. Think Sparkle and Dazzle. That’s what I was thinking anyway.
I bought this bottle at one of the local antique markets. If you know someone who works in a bar, they can save them for you and you can get them free. I liked that this one came with a stopper in it.
First step to making a bottle is to wash it of course. Next, I spray paint mine. You might find other creators use different techniques, but this is what works for me. I use Rustoleum 2x Paint and Primer. For this bottle I used COLONIAL RED. I bought this color in June to make Fourth of July projects. Sorry I don’t have any pictures of the PAINTING PROCESS. I also didn’t take any AFTER pictures but I do have some screenshots of a video I made.
Paint at least two light coats. Sometimes three coats. Let the paint cure in between coats if at all possible. Then let cure for a couple of days before you begin. That is the BEST procedure because you want it to pass the fingernail scratch test.
You can seal it with Mod Podge or a sealer of your choice, depending on the final look you want. I wanted a SLEEK look with no shine so I left mine as is with no sealer. But I let it cure for weeks. Bottles are like anything else that is painted. If handled roughly the paint will scratch off. But it should be cured enough so that you can handle it and the embellishments will not scratch off the paint.
I used two rhinestone letter C’s to make the designer faux logo. I bought them at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook section.
I used a rhinestone metal chain from the METAL GALLERY collection also from Hobby Lobby. Buy it when its fifty percent off….it is pricy. If I could have found a beautiful rhinestone necklace I would have used that. But I looked and couldn’t find one that appealed to me because I didn’t want a lot of metal showing. I wrapped it around the stopper portion and the bottom neck portion. One drapes on the backside and one drapes on the frontside. Play with your jewels until you like them. I do not glue mine down because I like how you can change it up.
This bottle sat in my craft room while I decided what else I wanted to put on it. I debated about a crown on top of the stopper and my Mom and Lexi wanted the crown. But I felt that it fit did not sparkle enough. So I elected to put a crown on the back side of the bottle and a sparkling bow on top. The crown is from the button section at Walmart and the bow is from TOTALLY DAZZLED. I am a brand ambassador for TOTALLY DAZZLED and there is an affiliate link at the bottom of my page if you wish to browse around for something that BLINGS. CLICK HERE to see a link for the bows. It is affiliate meaning that I earn a commission IF you buy through it.
I plan to do a lot more bottles throughout the year….so stay tuned. I don’t know if you follow Michelle Butler or Reilly-Chance Collections on Pinterest but their bottles are AWESOME! Please go and take a peek.
I am drawn to bottles and have been since I was young. I collect them. So altering them was the next natural step in my collection journey.
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