Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bottle Beautiful

How beautiful are these???

Amber over at This Journey To... was so sweet to email me with this awesome project she found on womansday.com. Cheap, easy and stunning, my favorite ingredients in any good craft. Simply follow these steps and you have a great accessory for any windowsill, counter top or book case:

1. Buy dishwasher-safe enamel paint and surface conditioner (like Delta brand; $3.14 each at crafts stores).

2. Prime the glass by pouring a bit of conditioner into clean, dry bottles to coat the inside.

3. Pour out any excess. Once completely dry, coat the inside of the bottles with enamel, then then prop them each upside down in a jar or on a paper towel to catch drips.

4. Check periodically for the first hour, wiping any excess from the lips. Allow to dry completely for about 48 hours.

I am going to collect a few bottles over the next couple of weeks and share the final product.
And a huge thanks to Amber for sharing this awesome project with us~


Roeshel said...

That's a really beautiful project! (I'm addicted to glass bottles and jars.) I can't wait to see how they turn out...maybe I'll give it a shot too. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Those are gorgeous! I need to start collecting glass bottles.
Thanks for sharing :-)

Amber said...

Very pretty! And so simple!

Holly, I wanted to ask you: the rug in your dinning room--what is it made of and where did you find it? I really love it!

Brenda said...

Great idea. Love glass bottles and jars. I will definitely need to try this one.

Holly and Sean said...

Hi Amber! It is a sea grass rug, and you can find them at a ton of places, this one in particular we got at a local flooring store for $29 (they are pretty cheap everywhere I've seen them too!). The best part is that it is 100% organic since there are no dyes or chemical treatments which makes me feel good about the dogs laying on it.

Jesse said...

I think these are gorgeous! I just purchased some pretty white glass on an Ikea trip! LOVE

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