In today's Instructable I’ll show you 3 different methods of creating some wonderful home decor out of old bottles to brighten up any room.
This fantastic home decor is pretty easy to make and fairly inexpensive.
Here are the materials I used:
- Glass bottles (old bottles that you have at home)
- Strip of fabric (old fabric that you have at home)
- Flowers http://amzn.to/2sLBBAL
- Yarn http://amzn.to/2soWySx
- Hemp twine http://amzn.to/2spzNOq
- White glue http://amzn.to/2tpjKSd
- Hot glue http://amzn.to/2sp03bK
- Tape http://amzn.to/2uJJc41
- Spray paint http://amzn.to/2sLGY2A
- Pearls http://amzn.to/2spfdO7
- Buttons http://amzn.to/2tLkxPw
- Self-adhesive paper http://amzn.to/2spDJi4
Types of tools I used:
For this project we need clean glass bottles. So, I peeled up all the labels. To take off difficult labels, I used hot water and metal scrubber.
So, in this Instructable I'm going to show you 3 different methods of create a glass bottle home decor using simple materials available at your home.
There are 3 steps for each method.
Step 1: Spray Paint the Bottles. (Method 1: Wrapping Bottles With Twine)
The first method is wrapping bottles with twine.
The very first thing to do is to spray paint the bottles. It’s crucial to work outside when using it. I made 2 white and 2 black bottles.
Step 2: Wrapping Hemp Twine Around the Bottles With a White Glue. (Method 1: Wrapping Bottles With Twine)
Now, I’m just going to spread a thin layer of glue in a small section, around 2 cm. We just want to work in small sections at a time so it doesn’t dry too fast. Be careful with the glue, you don’t want to put too much of it, because you’ll make a real mess.
I’ll start wrapping around, making sure I don’t leave any space. Take your time at the very beginning because you want it to look very nice. You just want to make sure that it lines up well. Push it a little bit with your fingers if it gets off track and if there’s a lot of space in between your string.
Once you’re done wrapping you need to cut it on the same side where the beginning is and then make sure the end of the twine is secured.
I made a braid out of the twine and glued it to the neck of the last black bottle. Let them dry for a little while before putting letters on the bottles.
Step 3: Creating the Letters. (Method 1: Wrapping Bottles With Twine)
Now it’s time to create the letters. I’m going to make white letters using some pearls, buttons, yarn, and handmade flower. I also use a white glue and a hot glue.
So, I started making the letter H with white yarn. I stuck it to the bottle with white glue because it allows me to adjust the yarn very easily and make a perfect letter.
Then to make the letter O I used this white flower that I made myself. It is actually very easy and fun to make.
I used a strip of fabric 3 cm wide and around 40 cm long. Then, I folded the fabric in half and glued it with a hot glue. I cut the loops about halfway along. I made a circle from a thin cardboard and glued the fabric around it, creating a flower. At the end, I added yellow button to make the flower look more realistic.
For the letter M I used these pearls from an old necklace, and carefully glued them.
Finally for the letter E I use white buttons. The buttons were actually color buttons but I painted them white.
Also, I glued small flower to the neck of the first white bottle to make it more pretty.
These are my favorite bottles. I really like them.
Step 4: Spray Painting the Bottles. (Method 2: Creating Patterns With Tape and Self-adhesive Paper)
The second method is creating patterns with tape and self-adhesive paper.
First, I spray painted the beer bottles with black and gold spray paint.
Step 5: Making Patterns With Self-adhesive Paper and Tape. (Method 2: Creating Patterns With Tape and Self-adhesive Paper)
To take it to the next level, I used self-adhesive paper and tape and started making patterns.
I’ve cut stripes, different sizes of circles and triangles and stuck them to the bottles creating stripes, dots and a sun burst. Use your imagination to create whatever patterns you want. Make sure your tape and paper are not too sticky, otherwise the paint will come out when you peel them up.
Step 6: Adding a Second Coat of Spray Paint in Different Color. (Method 2: Creating Patterns With Tape and Self-adhesive Paper)
After that, I spray painted the bottles with different colors to create contrast with the patterns.
Finally, I removed the tape and the paper of the bottles carefully.
Now I’ve got a beautiful piece of art.
Step 7: Making Patterns With Hot Glue and a White Glue. (Method 3: Decorating Bottles With Hot Glue and White Glue)
The third method is decorating bottles with white glue and hot glue. Just to warn you: It takes a lot of skill to work with a glue gun, but it’s worth the try.
On the first bottle I’m going to make an abstract pattern. Like abstract rectangles. You can make whatever you want. There are no rules. But I think the abstract ones are the easiest.
I also did the other bottle with hot glue, making some kind of vertical curved lines. For the third one I used white glue to create dotted designs that pop out from the bottle.
I really enjoyed doing this. I let them dry for about 30 minutes before spray painting.
Step 8: Spray Painting the Bottles. (Method 3: Decorating Bottles With Hot Glue and White Glue)
For the bottles covered with hot glue I used white spray paint, and for the one covered with white glue I used gold one.
Step 9: Take the Glue Off of the Bottles. (Method 3: Decorating Bottles With Hot Glue and White Glue)
The final step is to take the glue off of the bottles. It came off very easy.
I decided to leave the other white bottle as it is, because I kinda liked its design.
So, at the end I added these beautiful flowers to give them more special touch.
It took me whole day to finish all the bottles, but the end result is amazing.
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