|*Sigh* -- HandyMan thinks I am nutty enough but imagine if I said I want to take a fieldtrip here!|
We were at a roadside flea market recently and in the very first section I came across two old amber bottles. I went to get a better look and they were actually glass Lysol bottles. The vendor saw me checking them out and said "Those can be yours for $5.00 a piece." I sadly shook my head and said "Sorry I only have one dollar on me." He replied "Well I don't have one of those fancy money machine things so you can just have them both for your $1.00." Hellooo SCORE!! Plus, to make it even sweeter -- every other amber bottle of the same sizes that I saw that day was over $8.00 each!!
Once I got the bottles home they sat on our table while I decided what I wanted to do with them. Then today as I was finishing up The Apothecary's Daughter(appropriate right??!!) I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
------------------------------------First I washed and dried the bottles. I adore that even though they are clean -- they still look awesomely old!!
|Seriously -- a pretty LYSOL bottle?!? In--LOVE|
Second I spent
an hour a few minutes checking out all fabulous graphics over on The Graphics Fairy blog. If you have not visited her site then be sure to stop by. She has the BEST images anywhere and for any craft project or occasion.
Once I edited(I added some wording to both of them) and printed the ones I wanted I grabbed my trusty Mod-Podge and stuck those babies on the bottles.
|I'm in loooveeee|
The bottles turned out much better than I ever expected. However every place I sat them in the house I was not happy with them so I did what any DIYer does -- I went out, gathered some twigs and stuck them in the bottles. Now no matter where I put them they have a unique look to them. :) *I am still on the look-out for some corks to fit them --hint hint H!*
BONUS: HandyMan likes them and was telling me to be on the lookout for all kinds of bottles.Then he mentioned that a glass display case would be a cool place once we acquired a few more. (Soon to be SCORE!) I see the beginnings of a new collection!
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What do you collect? Do you change the items at all or use as is? I'd love to hear about it.
Sidenote: If you have not read The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassan I totally recommend it --Great book. Plus Amazon has the Free Kindle version -- SCORE!