FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Decorating cloudy old bottles

Monday, December 7, 2015

Decorating cloudy old bottles

Do you have any old bottles that no matter how you clean them, they will not come clean? I have lots of those. I must admit, that I love them and use them the way they are, but if you would like to make them look better, then I have an idea for you. 

When you are done, yours could like this these.


Eclectic Red Barn: Decorating old bottles
These bottles were easy to update using four materials, not counting the bottles. 

                   So let's get started decorating our bottles.

Eclectic Red Barn: Decorated old cloudy bottles

You will need the following materials:
Bottles
Wire
Ribbon
Old key
Sheet music

Eclectic Red Barn: Supplies for old bottles
You can use any old bottle. I have quite a few of these, so I picked three that seemed to go together. I also have lots of old keys or take some new ones and put them in vinegar overnight or check Pinterest for other aging ideas. Any wire will work and ribbon of your choice.

All that is left is the sheet music. I like to soak mine in tea and then let them dry. I was in a hurry so took some stain and rubbed it on the sheet music and then let it dry. Not bad. 

When the sheet music was dried, I cut a strip to fit the bottle and then glued it in place.
Eclectic Red Barn: Sheet music stained

Next, I added the old key. I just wrapped the wire around the bottle and then hooked the key. I didn't get too fancy since the ribbon would cover it.
Eclectic Red Barn: Sheet music wrapped around the bottle
Finally, I tied some ribbon around the wire, just above the key.
Eclectic Red Barn: Old bottles with sheet music ribbon and old key
You could add berries or some other decoration to yours. After Christmas, I can change out the ribbon and still use them.

This was an easy and quick project to do. The only thing that took long was waiting for the sheet music to dry.
Eclectic Red Barn: Old bottles decorated
I was going to put them on my buffet, but then decided that I would prefer to have them on my kitchen table.
Eclectic Red Barn: Old bottles decorated for Christmas

Berries and pine cones with fresh flowers finish off the arrangement. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Vignette of old bottles for Christmas
So if you have some old cloudy bottles that need a make over, this might be for you. They can be decorated in so many ways. Mine are rather simple, but I like them that way. 




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