Sunday, February 27, 2011

Re-use...Re-purpose...Re-cyle...

I needed something on my shelf...something that didn't remind me of the cold, snowy winter that is still with us here in New York!  So in an effort to change things up a bit, I decided to reuse bottles I had been saving!  I knew that they would make the perfect decoration some day...(my rationale for keeping them).  :)

These are those cute little French Vanilla Cappuccino bottles that come 4 in a pack...don't ask me where the 4th one is...  ;)  After peeling off the label...I just poured some off-white paint on the inside, swirled it around...slowly turning the bottle making sure all parts of the glass was covered and let it dry.  I found some larger rub on transfers from my scrapbooking stash...cut some cute coordinated ribbon...and there ya have it!  Sooooo easy...and simple!
So here's proof to my hubby that it is OK to hold on to things...to re-use...re-purpose... and
re-cyle!  :)

Tracy :)

32 comments:

  1. I think these are super cute...they would love great in an old milk crate or those metal milk carriers! Please come over and link up some time at A Diamond in the Stuff!!!

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  2. I love the look of the milk glass and those rub on tranfers came out great. Such a sweet ensemble. I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess!! One project from each party will be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess-2.html

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  3. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the milk glass effect! I etched some for Christmas presents, you can check it out here.

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  5. I love that beautiful job!!
    audistree.blogspot.com

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  6. these are just so cute. I know my readers would like them too and I would be flattered it you would share them on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

    http://becolorful.typepad.com

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  7. Very cute an simple idea. I may borrow it :)

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  8. I just saved one of these bottles and now I know what to do. First, buy two more cappuccinos. Next, drink them with a friend and then CREATE!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. They are really cute and fun. Love it when things can be re-used and re-purposed! Thanks for sharing them.

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  10. Thanks for all the nice comments ladies... :)

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  11. Cute! I've always liked the shape of these bottles and I love what came inside them ;)

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  12. Very cute! Thank you for such clear instructions and a beautiful way to reuse bottles.

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  13. I have some milk-looking bottles that had candy in them that I got the kids for their stockings at Christmas. (They were on clearance at the grocery store for 35 cents and I liked the bottles.) Now I know what I want to do with them! I hope the paint sticks to the glass- I know some people who have tried painting bottles and it didn't work.

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  14. How cute! Great idea with the paint!

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  15. Very cool idea! I love the colour combinations you chose!

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  16. Super cute...LOVE it!

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  17. So cute!! I was looking for a reason to splurge on those when I was at Target this weekend... Now I think I have it! Thank you

    Allison
    http://alsattic-allison.blogspot.com

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  18. thats a cute idea. I just cleaned out my pantry and I found 3 of these as well I saved them because i KNEW I would find SOMETHING to do with them! Thanks for the idea-adorable!

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  19. Oh I love these!! So cute!!

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  20. These are so cute! I love those cappachino things too by the way, lol! :)

    PS- I'm doing my first every giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  21. Great idea - I really want to try this one out! They turned out great - very inspirational.

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  22. Great idea. They look so nice painted.

    I stopped by from Get Your Craft On at TCB.

    Ruth

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  23. These came out so cute. I love that you used rub on transfers. I just recently got a cricut that I can use to do the lettering, but I know I would love to hear of other ways for cute lettering for those that don't have a cutting machine.

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    Thanks and have a great day!
    Maureen
    Areyouamom.com

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  25. I love this idea!! I have a few bottles that I have been hanging on to... now I know what to do with them! Thanks :-)

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  26. GASP! I'm off to make some right now!

    Buffie
    http://scrappingwithbuffie.blogspot.com/

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  27. SO SWEET! They look like something out of Country Sampler, but I know you made em for a fraction of the cost! Go you! I will definitely be making some of these babies to house some spring blooms! Thanks!!!

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  28. Valerie AndersonJuly 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    what type of paint did you use for this?

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  29. LOVE it! I just knew there was a reason for hanging onto some of the glass bottles I have. I like the shapes of some, so I clean them up good, and box them till a later time when my creative groove kicks in!:)

    I am curious as to the kind of paint you used for this. Was it a paint that had a primer in it for glass, or what was it you used?

    Thanks so much for sharing this!:) Happy Creating!:)

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  30. Love these! What kind of paint did you use, I have done this before but my paint did not work. Also these look painted on the outside?? I know you said you swirled the paint on the inside but you can't even tell! How did you get the outer glass to not show??

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  31. These Starbucks jars are so cute! You decorated them very nicely. Great re-purpose!

    Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com

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