I saw this cuteness the other day at my favorite department store:
Since I am a hoarder person who sees potential in items that could also be considered recycling, I decided to try and make my own version. I had some old perfume bottles. Since they've been in my closet since 2001 (perfume included) I didn't feel badly about dumping the contents out. I also save those little bottles of vanilla extract as I go through them.
Here's what I came up with:
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Quick Grip or another type of permanent adhesive
3 small bottles (perfume, extract bottles, whatever you have)
Labels (these are from Making Memories Vintage Findings) but any labels you like will do
Some sort of sticks. I happened to use Lollipop Sticks from Wilton (purchased at Michaels) but an other option would be "saving" those wooden drink stirrers you get at Starbucks.
The denim ties are just the leftover material I save when I get my jeans hemmed. Any type of tulle or ribbon that you like would be cute.
I always save the cardboard from cereal/cracker boxes. The thin cardboard can be used for all sorts of projects.
The rest of the project is based on scraps/whatever you have handy. I'll note what I used.
I punched the scallop shapes out with Marvy 2 1/2 inch scallop punch and from Stampin' Up, a 1 3/4 inch scallop punch. The red button/flower sticker is from the Making Memories Mistletoe Flower Buttons collection. The patterned paper is daisy d's Christmas paper from last year. The cardstock is Bazill (I backed all my stuff with cardstock or with thin cardboard from a cereal box). The star is a Marvy Uchida Country Star punch.
I punched the stars out in thin cardboard, painted then silver with DecoArt paint in Shimmering Silver and sprinkled them with glitter in Sterling from Martha Stewart Crafts. The red letters used all on the bottles are from October Afternoo
The paper is from daisy d's Christmas Collection, I used a circle punch from Creative Memories. I am not sure who makes the cute heart button but a punched out or handcut heart would be just as sweet.
I lucked out on this one because the sepia image of the little girl was already on the perfume bottle. A couple ideas– you could scan a photo of one of your ancestors and use the Quick Grip adhesive to secure it to the bottle. Or Jenni Bowin offers similar images on printed on buttons. A little cluster of those would be darling too.
Paper from last year's daisy d's Christmas collection. The sweet little snowman is from a Brenda Walton Evergreen Chipbox. The red flower is from Making Memories Vintage Findings.
OOOh!!! OOOh!! I love this idea!!!
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Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says
Those lollipop flowers are just darling!
Lori S. @ Paisley Passions says
What a GREAT project!!! I love all the different bottle shapes and sizes. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon!
ok, these are darling. Great on a table, or entryway. Hey, are you still interested in meeting up? I totally spaced it.. we were trying to do that over the summer. Maybe sometime later this month we can try again.
Granny's Attic says
These are so cute. I am going to give this a try for sure. Thanks for sharing, Vicky
SOOO sweet! Love it!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!