Decoupage of bottles for the New Year (170+ Photos). DIY jewelry. New ideas and workshops
New Year is associated with a fairy tale. It is not difficult to create a miracle from an ordinary bottle, and with a minimal budget.
A few words about decoupage
Decoupage is an application made of pictures, made using technology, using paints, glue and varnish
Decoupage is an applique made of pictures, made according to a certain technology, using paints, glue and varnish. He took a worthy place in the “piggy bank” of interior design ideas.
This activity delights adults and children, it can become a lifelong hobby. With the help of a simple execution technique, it is possible to create exquisite things and unique gifts for loved ones and loved ones.
A little imagination, a little patience, plus hard work and a New Year’s masterpiece in your hands
In our case, the subject of design will be a New Year’s bottle. Holding this work of art in my hands (I’m not afraid of this word), it’s hard to believe that recently it was a nondescript piece of glass. A little imagination, a little patience, plus hard work and a New Year’s masterpiece in your hands.
In ancient China, people learned how to create beautiful dishes for applying pictures on it from rice paper.
Decoupage or the technique of implanting paper drawings into objects has a rich and interesting history, and takes its roots from about the 17th century..
Even in ancient China, people learned to create beautiful dishes by applying pictures from rice paper to it. Such work was considered difficult and expensive..
France became the trendsetter for decoupage
France became the trendsetter in decoupage fashion. World famous ladies, the favorite of Louis XV Madame de Pompadour and Queen Marie Antoinette, whiled away the evenings with this activity.
The royal hobby was picked up by the inhabitants of foggy Albion, and after them, the love of decoupage technique swept the United States. In Russia, this fashionable trend became known much later, only at the beginning of the 21st century..
Choosing sticker pictures
We select images for the New Year and Christmas in a playful and winter theme
First, let’s think about choosing pictures for future design. Since our theme is dedicated to the New Year and Christmas, we also select images in a playful and winter theme.
Most of all, I like calm winter landscapes, as well as red-breasted bullfinches and funny snowmen, a cheerful Santa Claus or a fluffy Christmas tree. All this will perfectly fit into the festive atmosphere..
Professional decoupage wipes are sold in specialized stores
“Where can I get pictures?” – you ask. Professional decoupage napkins are sold in specialized stores or can be ordered online. Frankly, I often find successful options on the shelves of hypermarkets and buy them for good.
Napkins should have two or three layers, single-layer napkins are not suitable for decoupage.
In the decoupage technique, the following materials are used: napkins, rice paper, clippings from newspapers and magazines
In the decoupage technique, in addition to napkins, you can use other materials: rice paper, clippings from newspapers and magazines. Too thick paper will have to be slightly soaked and the excess layer removed, and it is advisable not to take glossy pictures into work.
Rice paper is the most convenient to work with, especially for beginners. It is more reliable than napkins, fits well on the surface and leaves almost no wrinkles..
How to make a picture on a printer
Pictures for blending are easy to make by printing on a color laser printer
Previously, I was saddened that I could not create a holiday bottle with an image I liked. It turns out that blending pictures are easy to make. For this photo, I download the pictures from the Internet and print them on a color laser printer..
Images printed on an inkjet printer when exposed to a humid environment, blurry and do not give a high-quality result.
The paper can be thinned with tape, glued to the back of the sheet and removed
Then the paper will need to be thinned with tape. It’s easy to do this. The adhesive tape is glued to the back of the sheet and removed. Thus, I get a thin and almost transparent leaf, which I later use to blend the bottle..
Materials at hand
White acrylic paint. It will be cheaper to buy in the building materials department
And so the picture was chosen by us and a visual representation of the future masterpiece was obtained. Time to think about the work materials and explore the main stages of work. You will need:
- Means for degreasing glass surfaces. This can be acetone, white spirit, or nail polish remover..
- Decoupage glue. I use regular PVA, which I buy at a hardware store..
- White acrylic paint. It can also be purchased from the building materials department. It will cost much less than professional decoupage acrylic..
- A set of multi-colored acrylic paints in jars and transparent acrylic varnish. You can buy all this in the special section “Everything for needlework and decoupage”.
A set of multi-colored acrylic paints and transparent acrylic varnish can be purchased in special departments
- 2 brushes, 2-3 cm wide.One I use to work with glue and acrylic, and the second is needed to apply varnish.
- A piece of foam rubber. A dishwashing sponge will do just fine..
- Stationery scissors.
- Hairdryer if you want to speed up the work process.
- Bowl of water.
- Small rubber spatula or roller.
- A thin brush for painting if you want to add artistic strokes.
Fine brush for painting and adding artistic touches
Choosing a bottle
Finally, it’s time to choose a bottle. It should be of the most common form (any wine or vodka will do). Let me remind you that we are doing decoupage of a New Year’s bottle. And what is the symbol of the New Year? Of course champagne! I advise you to opt for it..
Decoupage of a New Year’s bottle of champagne – a symbol of the New Year
You can also arrange an empty container, but it is best if it comes with content. Place it on a festive table or under a Christmas tree. Present to your loved ones. Success in any case will be guaranteed.
Bottle decoupage – step by step
Decoupage bottle patterned with roses
I am preparing a bottle for work. I put it in warm water so that the factory labels come off. I remove the remaining paper with a knife, wipe the glass dry and degrease it with acetone. And now the fun begins..
It is necessary to wipe the glass dry and degrease it with acetone
Step 1. Prepared
Apply a primer to a clean and degreased glass surface with a brush or foam rubber. As a primer, I use white acrylic paint diluted with PVA glue in a 2: 1 ratio. Apply the first layer and let it dry.
Apply a primer with a brush or foam rubber
For color depth, apply the second and third layers.. The number of coats depends on the quality of the primer. Dry the product with a hairdryer or dry it naturally. Thus, a perfectly white blank is obtained, which just asks to be decorated..
For color depth, apply the second and third layers of paint.
Step 2. Selecting an image
Here it is important to understand how the chosen picture or motive will fall on the bottle. Most likely, their preliminary “fitting” will be required. The pattern can be cut with scissors. I like the manual pull option better.. Uneven, torn appliqué edges look more natural.
The pattern can be cut with scissors or use the “hand-pull” option
Choose small pictures for applique, they are easier to glue.
Step 3. We glue the picture
Divide the napkin into layers, take the top one to work. We apply PVA glue to the workpiece and apply a prepared piece of napkin to it. Then gently smooth it out with a roller or brush.. Remember that getting wet from the glue the napkin becomes fragile and can tear from awkward movement. The glue can also be applied over the applique. I use both options in practice..
Gently smooth the glued piece of napkin with a roller or brush
A fragment of a paper napkin with an image should lie as flat as possible, not have folds and bubbles.
Next, we continue to glue fragment by fragment on the bottle, so that in the end we get the conceived idea and dry the product.
Step 4. Finishing touches
With a piece of foam rubber, with tangential movements, paint over the decoupled bottle. In this way, you can hide and smooth out the transitions of paper pictures to give the impression of the integrity of the picture. I like to paint elements of the image with gold or highlight them with brighter colors..
Tap the paintbrush over the surface of the bottle to decorate it with splashes.
Step 5. Add zest
The New Year’s masterpiece is almost ready. Apply a few chaotic strokes of PVA glue to it and roll the bottle in salt scattered on a sheet of paper – you get snow. Instead of salt, you can take colored beads – you get a scattering of fireworks. Alternatively, I use nail art materials. Then everything should be dried again.
6 step. Varnishing
After the main work is completed and the bottle finally becomes dry, it needs to be varnished. I cover in 2-3 layers. Varnish protects the product from moisture and mechanical damage. Each layer must dry completely before applying the previous one..
Cover the product with varnish in 2-3 layers
Take a look at the wonderful creation of your hands! In your opinion, something is not enough for him? Want a more casual decoration? Then we proceed to additional decoration..
Decorating the bottle
Create bottle decor from different materials
It is possible that the elements are stored unnecessarily in your closet. So today their finest hour has come. I use in work:
- lace, satin and silk ribbons;
- old brooches;
- cones and tree bark;
- cotton wool;
- silver and gold spray paints;
Wrap the neck with twine, paint it if desired
I also practice various design options. Today I would like to offer them to you with pleasure:
- Tie colored satin or cotton, colored or checkered ribbons and bows on the bottle hanger.
- Glue pearls or rhinestones along the bottom contour on the super-moment glue.
- Wrap twine around the neck, paint it silver or red.
- Paint the pine cones with gold paint and attach them to the product.
- Artificial rowan or viburnum berries are suitable as decoration.
- Powdered Christmas balls.
I ask you to observe a sense of proportion. The bottle should be bright, stylish and beautiful. Do not overload it with unnecessary details and decorations..
Red ribbons look advantageous with a company with golden cones, and stylish pearls and lace will perfectly complement the romantic motif..
Original decoupage options for a New Year’s bottle
Original and new decoupage options
For those craftswomen who have already mastered the basics of tissue and paper craft, I want to offer something new and original. A fashionable idea to drape a festive bottle with a cloth, create volumetric contours on it or age the image with craquelure.
Decoupage on fabric
White cotton fabric is ideal for drapery
It is necessary to clean the bottle of labels, degrease and thoroughly coat with PVA glue. White cotton fabric is ideal for draping it. Wrap the bottle in cloth and distribute the wrinkles.
Saturate the fabric well with glue and let dry completely
Then saturate the outside of the fabric with glue. Blot excess PVA with a piece of cloth or foam rubber and set the workpiece to dry completely for several hours. After the done manipulations, you can start working with it using the usual technology..
At your request, the fabric can be painted with colored acrylic paints, and then feel free to glue applications on it. It all looks very impressive..
The immediate effect of antiquity can be achieved with the help of professional varnishes.
To age your creation, you do not need to store it for a hundred years in the attic. The immediate effect of antiquity can be achieved with the help of professional varnishes..
Craquelure composition is applied between layers of acrylic paint and paper applique. The secret of the skill is that it is applied to a wet layer of acrylic, as a result of which a cobweb of “antique” cracks is obtained..
The secret of the craquelure composition is that it is applied to a wet layer of acrylic
For vintage images using craquelure, romantic scenes from yesteryear, pictures of winter landscapes in pastel colors, or cute Christmas motifs are most suitable..
What decoupage lovers do not come up with. Have you heard about creating voluminous textures using toilet paper? It is impregnated with PVA glue and glued to the primed workpiece. Everyone decides for himself how to place the volumetric moments. I arrange them randomly, most often in the neck area towards the bottom of the vessel..
Visually volumetric texture looks very rich
Then everything is dried and painted in pastel colors, according to the master’s idea. Visually, the volumetric texture looks very rich, and no one will ever guess that ordinary toilet paper is hidden under a layer of paint.
Volumetric decoupage “money tree”
I hope that you have no doubts that making decoupage of a New Year’s bottle is not difficult and very interesting. Created with love, by the hands of a master, it will become a magnificent table decoration and the center of everyone’s attention. Interesting creativity decoupage unites adults and children, it can be safely called a family hobby.