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Altered Bottle: Charming Bud Vase

Altered Bottle: Charming Bud Vase

Hello, Rhea here and today I would like to share with you something a little different.  A “Charming Bud Vase” made from an old bottle.  Yes, there are buttons on the bottom.  This bottle was really easy and fun to do. 

Altered Bottle: Charming Bud Vase

First cover the bottom of the bottle with Liquitex Modeling Paste and set your buttons.  To be safe let dry for 4-8 hours.  Using a paint brush apply at random Inka Gold Metallic Rub.  These rubs come in many different colors.

Altered Bottle: Charming Bud Vase

Second step is to cover bottle with 1.5” Ivory Net Ribbon.  Secure it to the back of the bottle with Score-Tape.  For this bottle I wrapped once on the bottom and then another above it to cover the body.  I also brushed Metallic Rub to bring in the colors.  I repeated the same process for the neck of the bottle.

Altered Bottle: Charming Bud Vase

Third step is to cut chain to fit the top, middle and bottom.  Make little charms and tie lots of cute ribbon accents for color pop.  Trim the ribbon into small strips.

Blog post by: Rhea Weigand



Partners in Craft Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

  • Inka Gold Metallic Rub
  • Old bottle
  • Buttons
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste
  • Beads, Charms, Jump Rings, Head Pins and chain


Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Judy B

    Such a cute idea, and you certainly could make one of these for Halloween or Fall with different colors. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rachel Verdi

    This is so darned cute! And love that the techniques can be used to alter almost anything with charms and fibers. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Hugs & Hope,
    Rachel of OddModicum

  3. Cathi O'Neill

    Love this project!! Such a creative use and love how you colored the buttons and the mesh!!


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