Monday, December 12, 2011

Xmas Touch for Vintage Bottles

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

23 comments:

Redo 101 said...

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

Mary

Jane Wetzel said...

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

WhyCuzICan said...

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

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great look with the photos inside the bottles!

Peggy said...

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.

firstnightdesign said...

Gorgeous! I love bottles! (via Graphics Fairy)

Dorthe said...

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

Cindy Adkins said...

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

Blessed Serendipity said...

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

Danielle

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

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

Stacey a.k.a Rella said...

Very Cute, great idea, thank you for the inspiration

Myric said...

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

A Cottage Muse said...

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!

Donna said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They look fab. I like the mix textures.

Blanca said...

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

Blanca said...

I'm a new follower from Spain!

FishesMakeWishes said...

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

Redo 101 said...

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

Kek's said...

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.

Dina said...

They look very special!! I love them!