crafts fair next weekend, so when do I start creating? This past week of course! I made two sets of bottles, similar in design. I filled each bottle with pretties-- lace, old trims, old pearls, a sprinkle each of a faux mica flakes and chunky gold glitter. This is a great way to use tulle and not-so-aesthetically-pleasing polyester lace, both of which I seem to have a lot of (garage sale and thrift store finds!)
Labels are made of old hymnal pages, cut with zig-zag scissors and antiqued with gold on the edges. I hand painted the lettering with acrylic paints.
I had to re-do the letter J twice, because I didn't like my first attempts.
I attached the labels with watered down white glue.
The necks of the bottles got collars made from some old vintage metallic trim, while the center bottle got a scarf made from a tarnished sequin trim.
One of the times I am glad I keep stuff for years.
You just never know when you can use something!
Yesterday I found corks at Lowe's, 2 for 70 cents (a tiny drawer among the nuts and bolts). I think I prefer hand made stoppers for this project. The bottle brush tree is simply hot glued on. The other two bottles I left uncorked, because I wanted to the tree to be the fanciest bottle topper.
Might make a couple more bottles filled with "Christmas Cheer" or "Winter's Bliss".
Labels can be antique postcards or vintage Christmas cards.
Toppers can be old ornaments.
A good reason to go rummaging through my stuff!
If you need a reason, you may borrow mine. :)