Monday, July 29, 2013

Altered Bottles

It's my goal to have a few things for sale in my Etsy shop for the holidays. So I've been working on a few things that have been rattling around in my head for a while now. I figure if I make what I like someone else may like it too, or at least I hope so. Inspired by the beautiful altered bottles that I've seen around I tried my hand at a few.


 I had these really pretty rain glass bottles that I thought would be pretty altered. This is how they looked naked.


I printed images onto a transparent paper in sepia and glued them to the fronts of the bottles.


To this one I added a crystal knob as a stopper and added a tiny vintage beaded earring on top of the knob, then I tied vintage seam binding in a silvery brown around the top and added a little rhinestone chain and a cross to the  top of the image.


I added lace and a blingy button to this one and a crystal knob with a pearl, rhinestone chain and a tiny crystal.  Rhinestone chain embellishment was added in a v shape to the bottom of the lace. Vintage crinkled seam binding in cream was tied around the top.


This is two different images put together, first I printed the French script, then the image of Mary was cut out and layered over it. I added a cross to the crystal topper and a little rhinestone chain and tied it with vintage silvery brown seam binding.



I'll have more to share soon. Thanks for looking. I'll be joining  these ladies this week,

                                              Savvy Southern Style

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                                            Craftberry Bush

                                           French Country Cottage

                                          My Romantic Home

29 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely gorgeous, Karen. Beautiful!!!! xo Diana

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  2. I love these. What a great way to re-purpose the bottles. I have been saving bottles too, my husband keeps asking what am I going to do with all of them.

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  3. ohhh these came out absolutely gorgeous! there is something about glass, maybe its sparkles? lol, that I love so much, but the way you embellished them really adds a beautiful mystical story to them, great job they're beautiful!!

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  4. Very pretty, Karen! You've embellished them beautifully!

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  5. Your altered bottles are simply gorgeous! The toppers are stunning!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! these are beautiful!!

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  7. Gosh, your altered bottles are just divine! Thanks for sharing how you did them. What treasures. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style blog party.

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  8. These are just beautiful. I've made a few, and just love them. They are so easy and fun! You did great!

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  9. These are lovely! I've never heard of rain glass bottles. Where do you find them? Your altered art additions are beautiful!

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  10. So creative! What a change from the "naked" bottles!

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  11. These are probably the most beauuutiful bottles I have ever see. Thanks for showing and sharing.

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  12. I'm with Sarah--where did you find rain glass bottles!? I have tried googling it, but no luck. That glass adds an over-the-top gorgeous quality to these bottles, which are gorgeous anyway. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. These are the prettiest altered bottles I have seen so far. I LOVE them, and I might just have to copy you. Of course, I will credit back. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

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  14. Your bottles are gorgeous Karen!

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  15. Absolutely stunning! I love those pretty glasses...the rippled effect on them looks so lovely! Love how you repurposed them with the vintage lace and rhinestone:) The combination of French script and lace is always so beautiful! Wonderful job on the stopper:) Thanks for the inspiration! Happy week!~Poppy

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  16. I just found your blog, and it's so pretty over here! The bottles turned out great, and i love all the pretty photos of the flowers and hydrangeas. I love the idea for the flour sack pillows, and i really really like the remote box!

    Cindy

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  17. Your altered bottles are just gorgeous! Just enough embellishment to make them special and blend with any decor. I really love them, they make a lovely set.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Beautiful! Those bottles are so unique -- and your embellishments really bump them up a notch or two or twenty!

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  19. Your bottles are just gorgeous, Karen! I love the pretty graphics you used, and the crystal knobs as stoppers are such a great idea. Beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful job! Those should sell well.

    Judy

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  21. You did great! The simple bottles are now elegant decors. The impact of that Rhinestones is so interesting.

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  22. Karen those are beautiful bottles and I love the graphics, great job!!

    Carol

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  23. Wow, these are incredibly beautiful and could be in any store. What lovely romantic touch to any vignette. You have the eye for Victorian romance, that's for sure!

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  24. Good for you thinking about your Etsy shop before the holidays are here! The bottles are lovely. I need to get busy too...hope you have had a good summer! ~ Ann

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  25. Hi Karen! I found your page on Pinterest and followed you over here. I adore your altered bottles. Beautiful work!!!
    Thanks for the post! Keep up the beauty!!!!!

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  26. I saw several people ask the same question that probably all of us have wondered but never saw an anwser. Will you share were one can find the "Rain Bottles". We want to make beautiful projects too.....thanks

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