Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Decor' Part 4: THANKS be to upcycling wine bottles!

I really have no idea how my mind works.  Most of the time I have a project completely planned, materials purchased, etc. However, for the most part, I see one little thing in my house {in this case an empty wine bottle I 'ahhh-emm' may have just finished}.  & seeing this wine bottle got my non-stop mind going.  Here is how you can turn your empty wine bottles & {oops, one almost empty Jack Daniels bottle from the freezer} into some amazing art...I did the whole "thanks" for Thanksgiving, fall, etc., however, you can do just about anything---family last name? HI? Welcome? Initials? You get the point..

..and if I don't say it enough throughout this tutorial--DO NOT USE INTERIOR PAINT.  IT DOES NOT TAKE AS WELL.  STICK WITH ACRYLIC--the cheap Jo-Anns kind to be exact. 

I decorated mine with a variety---painted letters, twine, clothes line, and buttons.  You can pretty much do whatever you like.  
I sorta wish I would have just stuck with the clothes line and the twine---those are my FAVORITES! 

What an embarrassing "after" photo.  Please ignore my television in the background, thanks.  
Do you notice how much better the acrylic paint took over the interior?  When a girl has a project in a mind---guess she's gotta do, what she's gotta do.  Next time, I will be patient & go get the proper paint.  

Enjoy & go try it out 

Oh yeah---update, while I decorated, Miss Avery made her a cute little turkey {with a little of mama's help}

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  1. I love these! I am pinning this idea. I will have to try it.

    Christine @ Projects Around the House

  2. awh, thanks Christine--off you visit your site :)

  3. These are so dang cute! Love all the different colors you used. My mind works the same exact way when it comes to crafts!

  4. I've been saving all kinds of glass bottles for weeks now. I even saved a tositos queso bottle hoping to do something like this for a tea light candle! In love!

    I hope I see you soon. It's been too long my long lost friend!

  5. Very cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog! We def share a love for upcycling jars/bottles. :)

  6. what a great idea! I love the colors!

  7. This is such a good idea! I really love how unique it is. Honestly, I have never seen anything like this, great job sister. I love Avery's little craft too! You're such a good & patient momma to keep getting her involved!

  8. I love this! Can't wait to try it with some Teal paint!

  9. this is a great idea... love seeing all the thing you can do with empty wine bottles=)!!

  10. I really like this idea. I was just thinking about using colored bottles on a display shelf and now I think I'm going to follow your lead and spell something out on them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I love the word element to this project!! Nicely Done. :-)

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  13. These are so cute! Pinning this :o)

  14. Hi, Kate!
    I made some bottles today, and I'm crazy about them!! :)
    (And blogging about them, too. :) )
    Thanks so much for this lovely and wonderful idea!

  15. How much paint did you squirt inside the bottle? I tried this earlier & it was a disaster. I shook & shook but it just kinda stuck in a few places. Using acrylic paint - looks just like the bottle in your photo! Help!

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