Hello friends, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation.
I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this altered bottle turned out.
This is for sure one of my FAVORITE crafty projects yet to create.
So I turned this
(empty juice plastic bottle, my fav. used dryer sheets, and a tone of white school glue)
and I turned it into this
It was so much fun making this lantern and I dug into my chippie stash
and used a tone of chippies from the shop.
My first step was to wash and remove all labels from the plastic bottle
Next I cut the top portion on the bottle with a craft knife.
But don’t toss any of it away as I used the entire bottle for this project.
The top portion which I cut I used it upside down inside the bottle to nest a 2nd tea light.
Now lets get ready to get dirty..
I practically used an entire big bottle of glue for this project.
Like always I used my trusty used dryer sheets to give me the texture.
The drier sheets are great for this project because they are thin enough to let the light
glow through them and like I said the texture they give is AWESOME!
So I used my glue and brush to adhere the used drier sheets to the bottle.
Since this is a plastic bottle I had to let the glue air dry for 2 days.
The waiting kills me every time!!!
While I waited for the glue to dry, I got started on the chippies
With black acrylic paint I painted all the chippies on both sides all in black
You can see my bottle on the top left hand side sitting there drying!!!
You can also see the original state of the pillar I will be using to stand my lantern on
They are all white and ready to play..
So now more dry time!!
Once everything is dry its time to assemble.
Here you can see how I glued my 2 Victorian type couples glued to the edge along the inside of the bottle
You can also see how I used the bottle’s cap as a nest for my tea light
Every thing got glued to the inside of the bottle. Except the tea light (so I can change the battery and turn on and off)
Once every thing was glued to the inside I started to assemble the lid with gears and winding mechanisms
as the glue dries I started to color spray the top and bottom edges of the bottle
with shades of rust, turquoise, yellow, gold, and white.
You can see all the great texture I got just with used up drier sheets.
them I used mica powders in the same shades all over the bottle and lid.
I aseembled my focal point and adhered it to the bottle with E-6000
With black paint and the same color sprays and mica powders I painted the pillar which my bottle sits on
When I was all done this is what I came up with.
and this is what it looks like in the dark
You can see the ball that’s going on in there.
Well thanks for checking this crafty project out.
Till next time
Here is a list of the goodies I used from the shop
Gear 1 1/2″ (set of 12) – https://creativeembellishments.com/gear-1-1-2-set-of-12.html
Gears 1″ (set of 12) – https://creativeembellishments.com/gears-1-set-of-12.html?search=gears
Steampunk Heart with Wings – https://creativeembellishments.com/steam-punk-heart-with-wings.html?search=steampunk&page=3
Fancy oblong frame set – https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/frames/fancy-oblong-frame-set.html
Keys – https://creativeembellishments.com/keys.html?search=keys
Door knobs – https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/door-knobs.html?limit=75
Victorian wind up 1 – https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/victorian-wind-up-1.html?limit=75
Victorian wind up 3 – https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/victorian-wind-up-3.html?limit=75
Wind me up – https://creativeembellishments.com/chipboard/wind-me-up.html?limit=75