Embellished Glass Bottles with Vintage Flair


How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

I’ve really been on a French decor kick lately.  France brings back a lot of memories for me, and growing up I was always so enamored with Paris, Versailles, and the French Riviera.  Visiting there as an adult was a dream come true and now making French-inspired decor is a perfect way for me to linger in those memories.  🙂

I wanted some French-inspired embellished glass bottles, but they’re more fun to make than buy.  Plus you can decorate them exactly how you want without having to run to a dozen different stores looking for the perfect style.  I started by buying a couple of bottles from Hobby Lobby during a half off sale, but you can use any plain bottles you have at home.

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

I wanted a worn, aged look so I decided to layer different paint colors.  First I painted them in Graphite Chalk Paint®.

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

Then I added gold Gilder’s Paste with my finger – you can find Baroque Art Gilder’s Paste on Amazon HERE (affiliate link).

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

Next I slapped on Old Ochre Chalk Paint® pretty unevenly.

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

When they were all dry I lightly sanded the bottles.  Instead of just revealing the Graphite underneath, sanding actually removed all of the layers of paint in some areas – which was okay because I wanted an aged look anyway.  I did reapply some of the Gilder’s Paste in a few spots.

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

Then I super glued embellishments onto the bottles.  (The crown is from Hobby Lobby.)  <3

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

I am in love with my new French-inspired bottles – I think they turned out fabulous!  I may end up making more in different colors.  🙂

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

My free printable Paris art is available for download HERE.

How to make embellished glass bottles with vintage flair!  girlinthegarage.net

 What’s your favorite kind of DIY home decor to make?

Jen

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8 Comments on Embellished Glass Bottles with Vintage Flair

  1. Trista
    September 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Argh. I just gave away the perfect bottle for this! Great idea though!
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    • Jen
      September 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Trista! Thankfully old glass bottles aren’t too hard to find! 🙂

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  2. Beth @WiccanMakeSomeToo
    September 6, 2014 at 7:10 am (3 years ago)

    Wickedly beautiful! I too have always been fascinated with Paris & all things French. Alas, I have not made it there myself yet. Kudos to you for these great creations!

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  3. Dale
    November 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm (1 year ago)

    I love your bottles! I’m going to o make a few for an upcoming craft show. What would you suggest for a price? Thanks for your input!

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    • Jen
      November 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Dale! Pricing depends on so many factors, it’s hard to give you a number. I’d recommend adding up your expenses for each bottle and then ask at least double that. So if you spend $3-4 total per bottle, maybe ask $8-10. It also depends on your area though. Maybe make a few and then ask friends or Facebook followers (if you have a page) what they might would pay. I hope that helps- good luck!

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