Today I'm sharing a reuse and repurpose and knock-off craft with you. I have been admiring beachy bottles for a while . I first saw them at Maya's blog and added them to my to do list. They do retail at several stores for quite a few bucks. I finally collected enough empty wine bottles to work with. I really love blues, so I decided to decorate and paint them. I have already painted glass jars-see here.
The dark blue bottles I left untouched since I adore this color as is. All the light blue bottles used to be green and got a coat of Krylon's Ocean Blue spray paint. I used my beloved Fabri-tac to glue on the shells, twine and burlap. In some bottles I used the cork to help me glue the decor in place, and in some I used sea shells to act as the bottle stopper.
This bottle sports two different types of twine and lovely detail on the bottle neck.
The shell fits perfectly into the bottle. I love the blue and I put crushed shell sand from Florida in it.
Oh yes, I spray painted shells, too. I tied the shell on a ribbon around the bottle. I used blue artificial grass I had left over around the top and another shell serves as kork.
This is one of my favorites-I used ribbon and a sea urchin as decor. I have a few more bottles, but I think I will show them in another post. I'm thrilled with the way they turned out! What do you think?
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