Decoupage Bottles

Carol Goins
by Carol Goins
2 Materials
6 Hours

I had been saving unique genie shaped bourbon bottles for a few years! I actually loved the shape and when shopping with my husband for bourbon, convinced him to buy the Willett bourbon bottle! He did like and and I saved every bottle, thinking some day I would do something with them.

Learning decoupaging

I did not know what to do with the bottles so just collected them! I had small and large ones. A few months ago I started watching tutorials on decoupaging and thought I would try this! I watched several people and tutorials and finally January 2020 started my bottle project. I painted my first bottle with acrylic paint and it was not sticking very well. I finally decided to get a primer and painted 2 coats then used the acrylic. I like haw tge acrylic finish looks!

Decoupage napkins

I found some beautiful peacock and floral napkins on amazon!

Clean and paint the bottles the bottles.

After cleaning the bottles and letting them dry, I started painting the bottles with a white primer 2 coats, drying thoughly between each coat. Then I painted with white acrylic paint.

Decoupage with torn pieces of napkins

I found the napkins were layers, first you need separate the layers. I tore them into pieces I wanted to use to fit tge unique shape of the bottle. I put a thin layer of decoupage then layed down the napkin and smoothed it using a piece of plastic wrap and my wet brush then applied a coat of decoupage to the applied napkin.

My first bottle was the peacocks napkin
Mod podge step

I then mod podged small area and started placing pieces of my napkins. I used plastic wrap to rub lightly and my brush to spread the napkin and applied more mod podge as need under and on top of the napkin! I just kept moving appling more pieces and covering areas of the bottle as I wanted. I applied the last coat Mod podge to the dried decoupaged areas..

I embellished some with strips of bling

Ivhad gotten the bling at hobby lobby in the ribbon area. I used hot glue to to apply.

I made tassels for some of my bottles!

Loved these bottles and have given some for gifts. Sold one and have mine on my mantel.

Suggested materials:
  • Mod podge, craft paint and twine from Walmart   (Walmart)
  • Beads and floss and bling ribbon   (Hobby Lobby)
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