Today's project is actually two-fold and involves a room in my home that still remains largely foreign to me since I hate, loathe, and despise cooking. But, so long as I'm not asked to slice, stir, or saute, I am more than happy to follow recipes that help me serve up some delightful decorations for my kitchen.
So what's the project? Making decorative bottles! No, really, it's adorable. I promise. These initially caught my eye on Pinterest, and I found the tutorial for them on this blog. She made them as part of her Valentine's Day decor, but I think they will be super cute in my kitchen year-round.
1. Glittered Bottle
For this project, you'll need your glass bottle, glitter, and Pledge Floor Care Finish (which oddly enough smells amazing...)
|My cookie sheet magnetic memo board made a cameo appearance....|
I spray painted the top of my bottle black, too. Jus' cuz!
....but wait! There's more!
2. Decorated Glass Bottle
This one is another easy DIY! But I will say it was definitely harder for me, simply because I have to work really hard sometimes to make my cursive not look like the handwriting of a serial killer, especially when using a writing utensil that's even remotely cumbersome which, in this case, was a bottle of dimensional fabric paint on a glass bottle. I probably looked like a kindergarten kid with one of those over-sized pencils concentrating really hard while struggling to write on that paper that still has the dotted guideline.....
Yeah, yeah, I know.... my script has already begun its inevitable regression to the chicken scratch characteristic of most doctors' signatures. Oh well.... I tried.
The next part was a breeze! Lately, I have had more spray paint all over my hands than a juvenile delinquent graffiti-ing an urban alleyway. Spray paint primer.... gosh, I just love this stuff. Really, I do. Torrid affair levels of love for the primer. It just works so darn well I can't help myself. But I digress....
I then spray painted it white! Ideally, I should have used white primer but Hobby Lobby only had grey and I had a 40% off coupon and a life-long habit of being impatient, so I bought it. I believe I ended up doing three coats of white for good measure, but it was almost completely covered after the first.
Side note: I undoubtedly have one of the worst cameras still in regular use, but until I can afford something better, I'm stuck with it. Regardless, here are my two new additions in all their glory, even if the photo doesn't do them justice.
BONUS! I am so sorry! I completely forgot I had these to show in this post as well. These are for my kitchen sink. I originally wasn't even planning on making them (which is probably why I forgot I wanted to add them to this post...) but once I saw how fantastic spray paint primer is and realized I already had some black and red spray paint and some alphabet stickers on hand, I just had to go ahead and give them a quick makeover.
Originally these were just three bottles from Bath & Body Works that people have given me over the years. But with the right ingredients, these boring basics underwent a transformation!
There! Nothing fancy, but more than sufficient until I get some vinyl to use with my Cricut for the lettering.
Until next time, happy crafting, everyone!