Josi Thomas
Josi Thomas
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From Trash to Sparkling Treasure #SPiTChallenge


I took my husbands Friday evening trash and looking at it a whole different way. I took some old aluminum beer bottles and made them into a Sparkling Wind Chime!
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Old beer cans that were meant for the recycling bin is about to be recycled into something new!!!
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I started out by spray painting them along with the caps to give them a base to start my Unicorn SPiT on.
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Krylon Metallic is my Fav!!
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Getting my work space set up. I grabbed newspaper for protection along with my colors of Unicorn SPiT that I decided to use along with a Baby Medicine Syringe to apply the Spit. You can get these free at a lot of Pharmacies.
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I apply one color at a time
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Start with Blue then did the same thing with green. Just run a rim around the bottle and it will naturally run down the bottle.
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Once you get all your colors on, allow it to dry. As it dries you may some crackling. That is what makes the awesome effects on the bottle as you see above.
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Next I looked around my house for something to hang my Windchimes from. Found this sweet little wood piece. So what's a girl to do by SPiT on it!! Bahaha! More adult finger painting, Yeah!!
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The grain that pops once the Polyurethane is put on, is out of this world!!
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I added 3 coats of Polyurethane to assure it was protected well while it hung outside.
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I added a few ceramic hearts I had laying around for weight. With these bottles I screwed in an eye hook into the cap and ran 15 lb fishing line through the hole made in the cap and then screwed the eye hook back in to hold the line and tied a washer to the string so it would rattle inside the bottle when the wind blew. Ran it through to the bottom of the bottle, where my husband drilled large holes. From there I tied my "weight".
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I tied the bottles to my hanger and BAM! Wind Chimes!
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
from trash to sparkling treasure spitchallenge, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Pictures really don't do them justice and sooo Easy!

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  • Maude LaFountain
    on Oct 28, 2017

    Those are awesome and I love Unicorn Spit too !!! Such a great product ...and yeah Adults can FINGER PAINT all the time with that stuff ...its wonderful !!! I loved it so much that I bought 2 sets of it ....just awesome .... and I love WindChimes so I will be making me some of these with BEER BOTTLES ....hahahaha ....I can get plenty of those ....again thanks for posting
  • Barb
    on Jan 31, 2018

    I made a spiral st of beer chimes out of the bud can bottles like this and used some spare tops for the bells between them . MY nephew loved them That was a two years ago and they are still hanging on his shed.
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