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Tuesday 2 June 2015

Upcycled Bottle

Good morning all.

An upcycled bottle to share with you today...no before photos but this started life as a humble chutney jar.

I was inspired by Annecke's tutorial at Paper Artsy and when this jar came out of the dishwasher I knew I wanted to use it.  I will have to make a few more curry's now to get the next jar emptied!

After cleaning and drying the jar I give it a couple of coats of Hint of Mint Fresco Finish acrylic paint using a foam applicator. Once dry I added a couple of coats of translucent Beach Hut Fresco Finish just dabbing it on with the foam applicator. The front decoration was made some time ago and I hadn't worked out how to use it. It is  a piece of acrylic which I stamped with JM09 and heat embossed with black detail EP. I then added red stickles  to the reverse and painted it with acrylic paint, this was attached with gel medium. I sanded the edges of the jar and rubbed some pearl metallic guilding wax over them in both teal and pearl. Red paper twine was wrapped around the neck to finish.

Challenges entered:
Paper Artsy - topic #10 bottles
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes


  1. wow, this is really cool Carol! xx

  2. Fabulous piece of up cycling Carol. Love the colours too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Fabulous!! Love your recycling..especially colors on bottle, text and red Stickles flowers! You inspired me to try my version....

  4. Who knew those jars were just the right size for the PA Mini's. I think you're on to something there. Great job. That's one of my fave mini's you've used too. Lx

  5. This turned out beautifully Carol, love the colour and that front panel is very pretty.

  6. Your mixed media jar turned out beautifully, love the colour combo, my two favs.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  7. Fantastic Carol, lovely the colour and the image on the front is gorgeous, the red cord just finishes it off, hugs Kate x

  8. great upcycling Carol - this looks wonderful xx

  9. This is fabulous Carol, love the front panel it is gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  10. What fabulous upcycling...love it!

  11. This is brilliant Carol, a fabulous transformation.

  12. This is so pretty. I love the colours and the fronts section you added.
    Once my newly planted perennial bed starts to bloom, I thought i would start participating in a weekly blog that features a bouquet of what is blooming in your garden,

    As I have such a small garden., I will have to feature my bouquets in very small mouthed vases. This would be a great idea for that!

  13. Fantastic project Carol, who would have guessed it started life as a humble chutney jar!
    Dawn xx

  14. Brilliant project Carol that is one classy bit of recycling
    lorraine x

  15. Just love this! What a brilliant creation. One would never guess that it started off as a chutney jar! Michelle x

  16. very cool!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics,
    Lisa Altered Eclectics DT


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