Hometalk Inspiration for a Repurposed Vintage Glass Bottle

4 Materials
$5
2 Hours
Easy
When I first saw this post on Hometalk, I knew I had to have it. Follow me to the realization of my dream come true. First my inspiration comes from a fellow Hometalker, Stephanie Chabot, who presented the following at a cost of $50 to buy, but not $50 to make. However, $50 was not in my budget. Thank you Stephanie. This is my expression of your share.

I knew instantly I would want to re-create it a number of times for gift to friends and family. http://www.hometalk.com/27042708/repurposed-vintage-inspired-glass-bottle
My inspiration
Not having a Patron Tequila bottle on hand, of course I began my search to find one. Ebay offers these bottles (empty, of course) for about $15 ea plus shipping. Still not within my budget, as I had envisioned at least 2 if not 3 of these for friends and family. Am I lucky or just patient and smart? I found my first Patron Tequila bottle (is it fate? the following Saturday) at a garage sale which I happen to want to buy a few other items. When asked about the bottle, he said "I'll throw that in". Cost = $0
How lucky can you get? Because I entered an earlier project to Hometalk, they rewarded me with these two products. I had painted a bottle with chalk paint earlier and was not happy with the results. When I received the Country Chic clay based paint and wax paste, I thought it might be worthy of my project.
Anyone doing bottle art will recommend you wipe the bottle with rubbing alcohol. This is the moment when you must decide between the 70% or the 91% alcohol. The 91% is almost twice as expensive as the 70%. So what is the difference when it comes to crafting? The 91% dries faster, that's it! Otherwise they both remove any oils or residuals left on the glass from your fingerprints or other outside affects. For our purpose, I use the 70%. As a side note, I use the 91% to create spray inks when I want to spray on paper or artificial flowers, so as not to distort the medium.
To paint the bottle, I submerged a wooden kitchen tool in a bucket of sand so I could paint the entire bottle at once. I used three coats of the Country Chic clay based paint. Two might well have done the job, but I tend to error on the side of caution.
Once the paint was dry, I applied the black wax to provide an "aged" look. At first I tried to use an old worn tea-shirt , but found that a brush and then wipe with a tea-shirt worked best for me.
Family Jewels
The knob on top is something I picked up at a garage sale as a set of 4 and paid $4 for all. I selected a cork (on hand) and drilled a hole in the center to insure the knob would stay in alignment. Time to brake out the family jewels. Now is the time for all good projects to come together. Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!
The rhinestone (ribbon) necklace is applied with a hot glue gun. However the crown was applied with E6000, as the hot glue gun was not sufficient to hold. Add a chain and charms, and viola! I'm done.

As I mentioned earlier, I have in mind to produce more of the same. As luck would have it, I managed to find 3 other Patron Tequila bottles, paying not more than 50 cents per as opposed to the $15 on ebay. I pay no more than $1 for a broach, more often 50 cents at garage sales where I find my best buys.

I'm estimating my cost to be less than $5 for this final project. Save this project to see what I manage to do with the other three Patron Tequila bottles will look like when completed.
 
I say it took 2 hours to complete, but it probably took me 5 hours to decide which "family jewels" to include. Thank goodness I have more Patron Tequila bottles for which I paid not more than 50 cents.


The rhinestone (ribbon) necklace is applied with a hot glue gun. However the crown was applied with E6000, as the hot glue gun was not sufficient to hold. Add a chain and charms, and viola! I'm done.

As I mentioned earlier, I have in mind to produce more of the same. As luck would have it, I managed to find 3 other Patron Tequila bottles, paying not more than 50 cents per as opposed to the $15 on ebay. I pay no more than $1 for a broach, more often 50 cents at garage sales where I find my best buys.

I'm estimating my cost to be less than $5 for this final project. Save this project to see what I manage to do with the other three Patron Tequila bottles will look like when completed.
 
I say it took 2 hours to complete, but it probably took me 5 hours to decide which "family jewels" to include. Thank goodness I have more Patron Tequila bottles for which I paid not more than 50 cents.

Suggested materials:

  • Patron tequila bottle   (garage sales)
  • Country Chic Paint   (Hometalk)
  • Country Chic Paste Wax   (Hometalk)
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