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Altered Vintage Bottles & Bottle Holder

 So I have a great love of flea markets, and thrift shops. They are my favorite places to find things to alter. But my favorite thing to go scouring for is old bottles.


I have quite the collection of old bottles, that I have collected over the years.
About a month ago I added four small bottles that I found on historic C-Street in Springfield.



I have had these bottles sitting on my computer desk since I got them.
I got to thinking about how I altered a bottle for an altered bottle swap a few years ago, and it made me want to do a little something with these.


I decided to use a mix of the Graphic 45 collections Rare Oddities, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, and Steampunk Spells.
I used a 7 Gypsies library drawer that I had in my stash, and some Tim Holtz drawer feet.
I used some paper from the rare oddities paper to cover the box, and then I painted the inside black.



 

I used some chipboard for the front of the box from olde curiosity shoppe, and I fussy cut some butterflies to place on the box.
I cut out some labels out for the bottles from steampunk spells and rare oddities.
I went back and added a butterfly to one of the bottles to help tie in the butterflies.




I loved the way this turned out, and can't wait to do something similar to the other bottles in my collection.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Altina

Comments

  1. I like that you left the bottles old and dusty, it just (to me) adds to it. Love this project!

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  2. This is brilliant and adorable! I love everything about it!!

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