Monday, August 5, 2013

♥ Altered Tequila Bottle ♥ {Crafty Secrets Style!}

Happy first Monday of the Month! Can you believe it is August already?? The Summer is just flying by!! Today starts a new Linky Party over at the Crafty Secrets Blog! Just link up any creation using a Crafty Secrets product for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! And just for joining the Linky Party, you automatically get a $6 credit to the Store!!

It is also a new Crafty Secrets DT Challenge! This month is really anything that we wanted to do, so I thought it would be fun to alter a Tequila Bottle! If you really take a look, so many alcohols come in some really pretty bottles! I just loved the look of this particular bottle. It reminds me of a vintage apothecary or medicine bottle. It is a pretty decent size too. It would be perfect to fill with some water and some pretty flowers or just leave as is! Let's get started!

Here is the bottle I used:

First, remove the labels. This can be a little time consuming but totally worth it in the end. I just used a lot of warm water and a little metal scraper. It took awhile to remove the glue, but it will come off with a little elbow grease!

Then I mixed some water and some white acrylic paint in a cup and brushed a light coating onto the bottle.

When dry, I sanded it in spots with a sanding tool. A light sandpaper or paper bag would work too.

Then I sealed it with some Mod Podge. I just used 1 coat.

I then printed out a photo of my kids in Sepia and some images, sentiments and quotes from the Crafty Secrets Photo Studio Digital Stamp Set. (Love this fun set!)  I distressed the photo with a distressing tool and some brown ink on the edges. Cut out images and quotes and distress the edges on them as well.(I printed the quote right onto the photo using a simple photo editing program.)

Then decorate your bottle as desired! I also added some Prima flowers and clock, some pearls and some seam binding. I ♥ that vintage camera!!

It looks really pretty on a table in my foyer!

Don't forget to visit the other super talented Crafty Secrets DT Girls and leave them some love too!!
                                                      ♥ Vicki Chrisman ~ DT Leader
                                                      ♥ Michele Kovack
                                                      ♥ Darlene Pavlick
                                                      ♥ Rebekah Fairies
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                                                      ♥ Elizabeth Lincoln

Have a lovely day!



cebelica said...

This is SOOOOO awesome! I never thought a plain tequila bottle could turn into something so special. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is ADORABLE Melissa! What a wonderful idea and your little ones are growing up so fast! What a sweet, sweet photo!
Your creative ideas always astound me! WELL DONE my friend! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a great idea! I save all kinds of pretty bottles, but would never have thought to use them as a photo display piece. Super tutorial and a gorgeous project!

Cynthia said...

Love the altered bottle, Melissa! What a great gift idea as well. A tip for those of us who avoid "elbow grease" to remove labels.... Goo-Gone and De-Solv-it are great products for removing sticky labels.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Totally adorable Melissa! I love bottles and hate throwing away even the most general ones. Great way to make something super creative with them. Love it!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a fabulous idea! I 'might' have a bottle I could use.... tee hee! thanks for the wonderful inspiration! :)

Mickie said...

I love all kinds of glass bottles and jars and I did not know that you could paint them with acrylic paint! You have got my mojo running wild, thanks so much for showing!

Rea said...

Awesome, love all the details. I actually have a bottle I have been prepping to alter. I can't wait to finish it and post it on my blog. Sending a hug.

lizlincoln said...

You've just given me a reason to drink more frozen Margaritas. Imagine a great drink and then a bottle to create this fabulous vintage bottle.
Cheers, Elizabeth

Sheila Rumney said...

Cute project! Love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful, Melissa. I'm a huge fan of altered bottles,

Lucy x

cjgusloff57 said...

This is so pretty and clever! I am going to give this a try! Just have to make a couple of Margaritas! Corrine Ann

Pam said...

Beautiful project!

Greta said...

Absolutely amazing project--gorgeous work!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Melissa. Beautiful altered jar. Love the white base and the gorgeous embellishments.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Melissa, your altered bottle turned really pretty and is a great memory! Gee - who knew - tequila!

Thanks for doing the tutorial. I posted it on our Pintrest Tutorial Board


Debbie K. said...

Sweet and clever, Melissa! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

Marcy said...

What a neat project! I'll be looking at jars and bottles with new eyes now!