Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pinterest Challenge: Autumn Edition

Hello there!  It's that time again for another pinterest challenge!  This time I decided to continue with my gold leafing kick and gold leaf a couple of bottles.

Here is my pinterest inspiration-


The person that did this used the foil from gum wrappers, but I wanted something a little more permanent so I opted to use the metallic pens.

I started with two glass soda bottles.


I soaked them in warm, soapy water so that the labels would easily peel off.



There was still a little glue left over so I let it soak a little more.


I wiped the rest of the glue off and had two plain glass bottles.


I recently added a silver pen to my collection, so here are my materials.


For the first bottle I drew a few freehand triangles then added a few stripes.  For the second bottle I taped it off and colored below the tape all gold.


Here is the finished product!



I plan to use these as water bottles for when we have company.  I will probably use them as a part of the table setting for Thanksgiving.

To check out my past pinterest challenge projects, click here.

I am linking this project up on the following blogs that are heading the Autumn Pinterest Challenge:

Young House Love
Bower Power
Ugly Duckling House
Our Fifth House


6 comments:

  1. I love this!! The bottle dipped in a gold bottom is so pretty :)

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  2. I like the gold dipper one! very creative and fun!

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  3. Hi Lauren,
    These are adorable! How have they held up since you made them? Does the gold wear when you wash them?
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! They are holding up well! I wash them by hand gently and the gold is still holding up. I have only used them a few times, but based on how they did when I washed them I think they will be fine :)

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