Time: 25 minutes Materials: pumpkins, knife, paint, small container
All this week, myself and other contributors have been sharing pumpkin diys over on Curbly. I’m not a huge fan of halloween projects, so for mine, I decided to combine my two favorite things: flowers and metallics! See the full tutorial here and don’t forget to check out the others!
Time: 10 minutes + dry time Materials: glass bottle, nail polish, toothpick, bowl, water
As if you didn’t know this by now, I’m sliiiightly addicted to turning old bottles into vases (see here and here). What can I say, I’m a craft-supplies hoarder. This was my first time experimenting with this marbling technique (I’ve marbled paper with shaving cream in the past), and although it wasn’t perfect right away, I’m now hooked! Have you ever tried marbling before? I’d love to know how it went!
My obsession with hoarding bottles is anything but a secret. To me, the best projects tend to be those that can make a big impact all without breaking the bank, which is why I find it so hard to part with materials that I would otherwise recycle. These eight ways to reuse glass bottles present so many new and fun methods of repurposing different bottle shapes and sizes, that my hoarding may start to get out of control (as if it wasn’t already).
Time: 10 minutes + dry time Materials: plaster, water, plastic container and utensil, bottle
It’s no secret that I have a bit of a vase collection. I’ve painted them, monogrammed them, and everything else in between. One thing that I’ve been wanting to try for a while is adding texture. So naturally, why not dip an old bottle in plaster?!
This project is the perfect opportunity to use your ginger beer bottle after making yourself a Kentucky Mule! All you need to do is peel the label and rinse. I recommend soaking the bottle in warm water for 10 minutes to remove the label + glue. If you’re lucky, it should slide right off.
Mix your plaster and water together with a plastic utensil. Ratios depend on the brand you buy, so just follow the instructions. After the plaster has hardened for a bit (maybe 1-2 minutes), dip the bottle in and gently remove. If the plaster is too hard, it will create a suction, and will not stick to the bottle. You want to be sure the mix is still in a semi-liquid state.
Once the plaster is dry to the touch, you can smooth out any unwanted bumps with sandpaper (just be careful!). Once you have your desired look, let cure overnight.