It’s the beginning of a new week, and for many of you it will be a short one at the office. With Thanksgiving drawing near, it also means a few days off for many. Since you will have some free time later this week and into the weekend, why not take some time to create something special? We have just the project you should try, these Glitzy Silver Bottles. Give empty wine bottles new life by transforming them into a sparkling centerpiece. Debbie Saenz, a freelance designer, created this project. To make this centerpiece Debbie used FolkArt chunky glitter paint. This project is perfect for Christmas, and is sure to gain some attention regardless of wherever you place it in your home. Below are all the supplies you will need, along with their instructions.
Welcome back from the weekend. To start your week off we wanted to share with you this amazing project designed by Julie Lewis. Create these thanks giving painted bottles. They are a beautiful statement for your mantel or holiday table. This collection of recycled bottles are given a a new purpose with FolkArt® Enamels™ paint and an elegant alphabet stencil. A touch of glitter on simple jute trim adds the final touch. So easy to create!…Here is all you will need:
FolkArt® Enamels™ Paint – 4005 Autumn Leaves, 4014 Burnt Sienna, 4015 Yellow Ochre, 4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron, 4121 Forest Moss, 4140 Aqua, FolkArt® Extreme Glitter – 2786 Gold, Stencil Decor® – 27751` Victorian Alphabet Upper Case
Assorted bottles, Glue, Toothpicks, Round brush, Daubers/Spouncers, Scissors, Rubbing alcohol, Wax paper, Paper towels, Foam plates
Assemble your supplies. Thoroughly wash your bottles with mild soap and water. Wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
Yay! The workweek is ending and the weekend is beginning. What are you crafting this weekend? May we make a suggestion? Get started on some Christmas projects created using bottles. In case you haven’t heard bottles of any size is a popular surface to craft on. There are so many bottle craft projects all over Pinterest. We recently came across this great bottle project from Taryn, over on Design, Dining, and Diapers. This project was made using Martha Stewart paints and stencils. Create this project to place on a mantle, table, or window. Learn how Taryn made this project on her blog.
It’s FRIDAY! I know you are excited for the weekend, and in case you are looking for a great craft project to do check out these creepy bottles from, Joy’s Life. We stumbled across Joy’s blog awhile ago, and have loved seeing her creative crafts. Since Halloween will be here before we know it, we wanted to share a craft project you can use as Halloween decor. These awesome bottles are easy to make, and require very minimal supplies. Create these to add to your scary Halloween decor. To see how Joy created these bottles, click here.
Potion Bottle “BOO!” blocks by: Debbie Saenz
Get creative with 2×4’s! Make this unique Halloween décor for any room in your house. This is an intermediate skilled project, that takes at least an hour to make. This project was created using Mod Podge, and FolkArt acrylic paint.
CS11302 Mod Podge, Folk Art Acrylic Paint – 643 Azure Blue, 2×4 (15 inches), Miter saw or hand saw, news paper or scrapbook paper with print, blue scrapbook paper with designs, four 1 1/16” Finial Dowel Caps, 4 blue acrylic gems, Black tulle, Black Distress Ink, Sandpaper, Hot Glue, Paint Brush, cosmetic wedge
1. Cut 2×4 into 4 sections: One 4” section and three 3.5” sections.
2. Use sandpaper to sand edges smooth and corners rounded.
3. Paint blocks and Finial Dowel Caps with Azure, Allow to dry.
6. In same manner as above step, use blue paper for top and sides.
7. Adhere papers with Mod Podge smoothing out all bubbles with your hands. Allow to dry.
8. Sand the edges of each block sanding “off” some of the paper to give a distressed look. Sand dowel caps to give an aged look.
9. Draw BOO! Letters onto back of remaining blue scrapbook paper making sure they are a size that fits onto each block with at least a ½” width. (Note: the “B” should be slightly larger as it will be for the largest block); cut out the letters.
10. Use Mod Podge to glue letters onto the front of each block. Allow to dry.
11. Distress the edges of each block using black distress ink and cosmetic wedge.
12. Seal each block with a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
13. Adhere dowel caps to the top of each block with hot glue.
14. Attach gems to the top of each dowel cap with hot glue and tie on black tulle.