Xmas Touch for Vintage Bottles

by - December 12, 2011

My hubby and I have been collecting old bottles since we first started dating.  Unfortunately, after we remodeled our kitchen, much of our collection is gathering dust in the basement.  I broke out a few of them last night to make these cute Christmas bottles:

First I printed out the black and white images from The Graphics Fairy.  Then I filled two of the bottles with German glitter glass (I didn't have any Epsom salt in the house) to create a faux snow look.  I carefully rolled each photo so it would slide into the bottles easily.
After positioning them best I could, I tied a bell onto some twine and then tied them around each bottle.  Since the little bottles are just so little, I added some faux, white bell flowers.
I just love the look of the old photos with the old bottles.

Linking to The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday.

Jeanine

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23 comments

  1. Love it - so very creative. I'm going to try something similar, thanks for inspiring me!

    Mary

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  2. wow- had to pop in and tell u that I love these.... gorgeous

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  3. Kids in a bottle!...now THERE is an idea!

    (Wish I would have thought about that when mine was younger- so much less messy than crayons on the wallpaper....J.K.!)


    Visiting from BRAG MONDAY at Graphicsfairy :D

    From Chilly NW Illinois,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

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  4. I love them!! I love the idea of rolling up the pictures and sticking them inside ~ sooo cute!!

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  5. These bottles are adorable. I am inspired to drag out a few of mine and upgrade them. Thanks for sharing and for following my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  6. Gorgeous! I love bottles! (via Graphics Fairy)

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  7. The old bottles looks so beautiful, with your altering of them.Love the twine.
    xo, Dorthe

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  8. Oh, I LOVE your vintage bottles!!! They are amazing!!
    and I adore your jar with the candy cane...so precious!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    XO
    Cindy

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  9. Love these bottles and how you have altered them. Very cute.

    Danielle

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  10. So pretty and festive! Love the bottles! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. Very Cute, great idea, thank you for the inspiration

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  12. I love what you did with those bottles! It seems like vintage bottles and jars are becoming new trend these days. I just started collecting them.

    Thanks for the visit!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  13. Great ideas! My brother just gave me 3 boxes of old bottles he unearthed on a job...can't wait to try some of your ideas!

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  14. What a fun idea, Jeanine!
    I love the images perched in the "snow", you could easily enjoy this all winter long!!

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  15. What a creative way to use your old bottles! I am already a follower of your neat blog :) Thank you for visiting Homespun Happenings:)

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  16. Jeanine: Your bottles are amazing. Thank you for your visit. Gracias.

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  17. I'm a new follower from Spain!

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  18. they look so great with a very nostalgic feel! very creative and beautiful!
    thanks for the visit :-)

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  19. I made my own little version of this and posted about it ... with a link back to you as the originator. Thanks so much, again, for sharing the idea (and beauty) with us.

    Mary

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  20. Dear Jeanine, thank you for your comment! You have a beatiful blog and sweet Etsy store :)
    And these vintage bottles are charming it's really pity to leave them to gather dust in the basement, you make a great Christmas decoration.

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  21. They look very special!! I love them!

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