Bottle decor: a variety of techniques and ideas
How often now come across all sorts of beautiful containers that are just a pity to throw away. This is a stained glass, and a fancy shape, and a beautiful ornament. Of these, you can make both a vase, and candlesticks, and lamps ... To whom fantasy tells. How can you create a unique bottle decoration yourself so that it will still please the eye for a long time?
One of the universal ideas is to fill a transparent container with beautiful objects. Some place miniature models inside a glass bottle. Others - arrange mini-gardens of special plants. A simple bottle decor is to fill it with multi-colored pebbles or tinted sand. You can also use seashells. Dry legumes look very attractive: lentils (red or green), beans, peas - lined with fancy layers. With the same purpose - to create an unusual decor of the bottle - you can use curly pasta, salt, miniature vegetables in glycerin.Such vessels will decorate the kitchen and dining room.
Stained glass window
This is another fairly simple way to do bottle decoration with your own hands. You will need only special paints for painting on glass and contour. On the degreased surface, apply a picture (by the way, one of the simplest options is to make an ornament or put a pattern inside the vessel). Circle it with a contour, and then fill the spaces with the selected colors. When they dry, they will become transparent, and the effect of stained glass with its play of light and shade will delight you and your friends for many years.
If you decide to make a bottle decoration in this technique, a lot of possibilities open up for you. First of all, select the color of the soil (substrate). It will depend on the pattern (napkin or decoupage card). As a rule, ground the surface of the defatted glass using acrylic paints and roller (so the layers lie smoother). After the base is dry, you can begin to glue the patterns cut or torn out (so that the edges are more natural, not standing out) from the napkins. It is recommended to apply the glue according to the pattern on the front surface and lightly press the tampon or sponge to remove air bubbles.If desired, with the help of special compositions you can crackle (cracking, imitating old paint), lacquering or adding metallic luster. The bottle decor made in this way is a great opportunity to quickly make a gift for friends or relatives.
Truly fantasy in the use of "recycled" for needlework is not limited by anything except the available materials and artistic taste. Decorating bottles with knitted "cases", lace, ribbons, twine, appliqués - all this is not only a creative, but also a developing hobby. It is perfect for classes with children at school and at home, for a pleasant and rewarding holiday. If you have not worked with the skin - it's time to try. This is a surprisingly plastic and appreciative material. The bottle is decorated using appliqué, stretching and draping leather drapes. It all depends on the thickness of the material available, and on the purpose of the object. Road bottles can be made from bottles, and interior vases can be made. The main thing is to invest your soul and efforts, and the effect will please you for a very long time.