DIY bottle decor

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Chantel, Lori’s daughter. I haven’t always taken after my Mom and her love of scrapbooking, but over the past couple of years, I have dabbled here and there, and my passion for this craft has grown. I now scrapbook quite a bit, and I also love altering things.

Today at the store we had a “Just Create” crop, and on those days we can create along with all those that join us for the day.  (a little perk of working at the store) Today I decided to decorate these bottles for mine and my fiancé’s house (they will probably also be decor for our wedding). I love how they turned out.

chantel-bottles-5

The olé milk jug is a thrift store find, as is the “fancier” one with the lid. The whisky bottle I found in the ditch in -30 weather when I was out on a photo hunt.

chantel-bottles-21

I have a passion for thrifting and finding old things and making them into a decor pieces, if you know me, you know that I love something that’s vintage and has some history.

chantel-bottles-4

Today I learned how to mix gold glitter and glass glitter into matte medium and then apply it to create a cool vintage effect. When I put it on I thought it looked horrible but Mom reassured me to just wait till it dried to see how it would look. It looks so cool, I never would have guessed that this is how you do this.

chantel-bottles-3

Anyway, for my first blog post (thanks Lisa for encouraging me) … I thought I would share this little story about my old bottles.

chantel-bottles1

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Chantel on February 17, 2019

Tags: , ,

Brown paper packages….

….tied up with strings…..  You know the rest….

Hi friends!  It’s that time of year again, when you’re busy making lists, checking them twice, and making and wrapping up little gifts for the wonderful people in your life.  Today I thought I’d show you a few ideas for simple, but special ways to package a gift.  What I like most about these ideas, is that they translate well to any gift giving occasion you might have any other day of the year.

I love paper bags.  So much, that I hoard them and think, I’ll wait to use them for a more special occasion.  In fact, I even keep the cute ones I get when I purchase something in some sweet little boutique store.  They always have the best bags!

One of the ideas I have for you today is using mid-sized bags for a card envelope and adhering a mini bag containing a gift card on the outside.

pack11

I know you all like step-out photos that show the process of creating, from start to finish, so let me take you to the very beginning.  It usually all comes out of a big mess.

pack1

It’s necessary for me to pull out a bunch of different products and materials, and move them around on my table just to see what I like together.

pack2

I decided I liked the combination of the two gold patterns together.  An A2 sized card fits nicely in the larger bag and a gift card fits perfectly into the smaller bag.

pack3

I punched two holes at the top of the folded down portion and strang…stringed…strung! some gold cord through them and tied it up all cute.  Then I layered some paper flowers by Prima with a gold brad, onto a leaf die cut from Kaisercraft (Oh So Lovely) and a the gold “celebrate” word from Crate Paper (the Oasis line) and that’s a pretty cute way to elevate a simple card and Starbucks gift card to a really memorable gift!

pack5

Next, I pulled together these seemingly un-related components.  Unifying the group by color (kraft) and theme (season - a die-cut snowflake and white poinsettia from Prima) with a pop of red baker’s twine makes a delightful finished package, don’t you think?

pack6

To layer each of the elements, I used good strong glue dots, but to close up the bags/packages, I used a temporary tape runner adhesive so that they can easily be opened up without tearing the bag all to pieces.

pack9

For this last brown paper package I used a paper doily, a ruled lines paper bag (again, with a gift card tucked inside) and simply tacked on one of my handmade layered embellishments (available in the store), before tying up the whole package with some blue striped bakers twine.  I stamped a Best Wishes greeting on a basic outlined sticker (from an office supply store) (embellishments are everywhere!) and stuck it down over the string and gift card bag.

pack10

I hope you find this topic of interest because I have more ideas than these to show you today.  Check back again next week for more brown paper packaging ideas!  Check the store for many of the supplies used here today.

Posted under Design Team Inspiration


Copyright © 2005-2019 Love is in the Details