Thursday, 27 September 2012

Decorate a Bottle or Jar

Hello dear Friends and Followers

Hope you have had a nice week and will join us in this latest challenge. Lovely to see the things that you made for the Oriental Challenge-such wonderful works of art.

Congratulations to Valerie-Jael who won the Out of a Hat prize donated by Tracy -hope this helps your cold get better Valerie :)

This week at Out of a Hat Creations we are challenging you to decorate a bottle or Jar.

I really enjoyed making this and it just seemed to evolve with no plans at all.

It was a clear glass wine bottle at first -I sanded it down a bit and painted the top half in Blue Acrylic Paint. The botton half I covered in dark blue tissue paper that was just torn into rough bits and added like papier mache. Next came the idea of the fairies dancing in mid air around the bottle and I attached them all to gold ribbon and wound them in and out as if the bottle was a Maypole.The very top of the bottle has dark blue tissue paper on it as well and an added lace flower that I made. Little butterflies and flower shapes that were in my bits and bobs box..

The the bottom looked bare so I took bits from a bowl of potpourri to stick around the bottom of the bottle.

Thank you for looking at my creation.

Chrissie xx


  1. Woooooohooooo! What a lovely surprise on this cold and windy day! Love your bottle, it is really beautiful! I am still sniffy and sneezy, but the fever has gone, so that's something!
    Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a fab way to alter a bottle Chrissie, it looks absolutely wonderful with those pretty colours!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely day, hugs, Ira x

  3. Fantastic altered bottle Chrissie. I really enjoyed reading how this evolved. The fairies do look like they are dancing. Love the colours.
    Regards Florence xxx

  4. This is so pretty Chrissie, the dancing fairies look fab and I just LOVE your previous sewing themed project. xx

  5. Wonderful Chrissie love the fairies dancing :)
    Von ♥

  6. Wow, so many pretty things on your bottle. Love the fairies, ribbons and butterflies. The fairies look right at home! Hugs, Tracy:)

  7. A beautiful altered bottle Chrissie. I love the colour and the little fairies.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. hi Chrissie, the fairies do indeed look like they are dancing around the bottle. At first I thought I was imagining it ! Gorgeous colours and beautifully crafted.


  9. Wow Chrissie, this is gorgeous, what beautiful colours x

  10. That is such an original way of decorating a bottle Chrissie. Love the idea of a maypole. Hugs, Buttons x

  11. Great maypole dancing, love the colour combo, really works well with this shape of bottle

    Sam xxx

  12. Wow !!! Chrissie I love your altered bottle,great colours.
    Janet x


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