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Vary up the finished wind chime by using different shaped and colored glass bottles to make several of these lovely chimes. This is a guide about how to make glass bottle wind chimes.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
By Louella from Billings, MT
Approximate Time: Approx. 20- 30 minutes each
If bottles are dirty, place a tiny bit of steel wool on the end of a small, flat artist's brush and scrub inside. Turn upside down and dry thoroughly.
Scan images or music from old books and save as jpegs.
Measure bottle size and reduce images to fit.
Print images and cut out with paper cutter.
Stain with tea-dipped cloth if desired. Allow to dry.
Apply glue to long edges of labels with small brush. Dip in glitter. Lay flat to dry.
Attach labels to bottles with decoupage medium.
Tie ribbons around bottle necks.
Add jewelry parts and embellishments, such as word stickers, as desired.
Measure a square of thin paper or vellum and cut so it will stick out of the top of the bottle. Stain with a damp cloth dipped in tea (optional) and let dry. Write desired message. Roll tightly and tie with tiny red string and stick into bottle.
Slip hook under ribbon on bottleneck for hanging.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
Create this fun Reindeer decoration using an old vintage Coke bottle. Collectors of Coke memorabilia will love this red nosed icon, as well as those who enjoy decorating with antiques.
You can make a bottle tree. Just put on branches in or near the garden. Blue ones look great for this.
This is a guide about making a vintage rag jar. Some people like the looks of old vintage jars filled with items to remind them of the olden days. This one has old fabric swatches.
This is a guide about painting glass bottles. Painting glass bottles is a great craft for showcasing your artistic talents and making beautiful or whimsical decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts.
I like to recycle glass bottles, such as soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, etc. into decorative glass bottles. Here is one I made using scented candles to drip onto the bottle.
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By Brad M. from Harker Heights, TX
Years ago my husband & I went to a diner, and on the table was an old bottle where they kept adding different colors of candles where they would melt down. It looked like a bit of Italy.
I have been digging up old vintage glass bottles from old trash dumps. These bottles are different shapes and sizes. The bottles vary in color, lime green, dark olive green, dark amber, blue, and clear. Some bottles have very thick glass and have a variety of openings. The bottles range in age from 20 years to 60 years old. I have dug them up and brought them home.
Some of them I have cleaned up and have on display in my house. The ones that I have in my house are small ink bottles or small perfume bottles. I would like to decorate the brown flask liquor bottles, brown glass Clorox bottles, cobalt blue bottles, the wine bottles, and a variety of other glass bottles and jars that I found unique enough to bring home. If I had some craft ideas, I think I could get busy making some money from my hobby.
My husband says you should do some research online and in library books because some of those bottles could be worth a serious lot of money. We have one old bottle (about 60 yo) that is worth over £1000-that's $1565 at current exchange rates. In the UK the apothecary bottles are the valuable ones, I expect it to be the same in the US.
I left an empty stainless steel pot on my ceramic glass top cook top and now I have a foggy type ring stain on the burner. Any suggestions on how to remove it? I tried vinegar, baking soda, stove top cleaner and nothing worked. Am I stuck with the stain?
Dianne G. from Miami, FL
Have you tried Bar Keepers Friend? It's helped me with some of the stains on my glass top other items haven't conquered. The other item that may help, but make sure it's safe for your particular glass top is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. If you do find something that works, please share!
Just setting an empty pot on your stove would not leave a ring. Did you place the pot on a hot burner? That might cause a burn mark on the stove top that you probably couldn't get out. It will probably darken the more you use the stove.
I would like to know how to decorate a variety of decorative bottles. Maybe how to put items in the bottles like flowers, etc.?
By Trinity from Portland, OR