DIY bottle decor: 70 photo ideas
If you want a unique and creative room design, turn to handmade techniques. To create unusual art objects, you will need inexpensive materials at hand, imagination and some free time. Today we will tell you how such a completely ordinary household item, how a bottle can become an original gift, an addition to a festive table or a practical element of decor.
1. Decor with salt
The process of decorating with salt is so simple that even a child can handle it. Therefore, introduce your young inhabitants of the house, and get down to creativity. Pleasant pastime and excellent results are guaranteed for you.
To get started, take a beautifully shaped bottle and peel it off the labels. Then proceed to salt processing. It can be painted over with paint or chalk. Divide the total mass into several parts, and then paint each of them with acrylic or gouache in a different color, mix. Dry the resulting mass – do it in the traditional way, or heat it up in the oven for an hour.
If you want to use chalk, then the portions of spices will need to be spread out on thick paper and rubbed with colored chalk. This method is best for small amounts of material. By the way, the salt must be coarse, sea or Himalayan.
After you have prepared the salt, carefully place it in the container in colored layers using the flow control sheets. Try not to move the vessel so that the crystals do not mix with each other. To obtain smooth lines, it is enough to carefully tilt the bottle to the sides..
2. Decor with cereals
This type of bottle decoration in its appearance and method of execution resembles salt decoration, only millet, buckwheat, wheat, rice, peas, beans, lentils and large spices are poured instead. Everything is extremely simple: you cover each variety in handfuls in the same way as in the case of salt crystals. Ready-made decorations also visually resonate with decorative conservation, but in this case you can not be afraid of sudden explosions at unfavorable temperatures..
Decorating bottles with semolina deserves special attention. It is used to finish the surface to create exquisite patterns. The perfect image can be obtained thanks to stencils, and if you are faced with the task for the first time, turn to double-sided adhesives..
Another simple way of decorating, but by no means less attractive than the others. You can choose transparent stained glass or acrylic paints for interior or exterior decoration.
Painting the inside of the bottle does not require any special skills or tools. Prepare a container, boil it, and then dry it. After these procedures, pour paint of one or more colors inside. For even distribution, rotate the pan until all areas are colored..
With the help of painting on the outside, you can depict any conceived composition: whether it be an inscription with congratulations, patterns or even a landscape. First clean and degrease the surface. Apply the background color with a washcloth or sponge. As soon as the base is completely dry, proceed to applying the ornament itself, dry it. Secure the image with varnish or lightly sand with fine sandpaper. For a glossier look, apply several coats of varnish, letting each dry.
Using this technique, you can easily turn the most ordinary bottle into a wonderful gift or an original decorative element. In addition, this creative process is quite simple.!
First, wash and degrease the container. Then evenly or randomly paste over it with a cloth, nylon stocking or burlap. Whichever material you choose, it must be saturated with glue.
Dry the bottle, paint it with white acrylic, and dry it again. At this time, cut off the napkin ornament with nail scissors and very carefully peel off its top layer. Apply the resulting image to the surface of the dish and cover the napkin with acrylic varnish. Try to work quickly and neatly, otherwise you risk getting extra folds and bubbles. After the substance dries, apply acrylic of the chosen shade to the area around the drawing, capturing its borders. Dry again. Paint with a finishing layer of acrylic and, if desired, continue decorating with small elements – lace, beads, sparkles may be quite appropriate.
5. Decor with twine
Bottles wrapped in twine look very modern. They will perfectly complement any interior in a nautical, rustic, Scandinavian style, or will complement the festive surroundings..
As in other cases, the first stage of work consists in removing the label and thoroughly rinsing and drying. Moisten the inside of the twine with glue and wrap the garment tightly with the threads. After the adhesive has dried, continue decorating as needed, such as with anchors and lifebuoys for a nautical style, or lace for a shabby chic style. It is worth noting that when decorating with only twine, a rather original and interesting object is obtained that fits perfectly into almost any room..
6. Decor with vegetables and fruits
Decorative canning is a great alternative to painting and decoupage. The transformed product will look natural and natural, organically fitting into the kitchen design. This is not the easiest method, but the result will definitely please you, and you will not regret the effort..
Choose a clear, irregularly shaped bottle, peel off the label and dispose of the glue, wash and sterilize thoroughly. Simultaneously with sterilization, prepare food (fruits, vegetables, spices) and peel them if necessary. Come up with an order and lay out the ingredients following it. It is best to alternate foods of different colors and sizes..
For the actual canning, use concentrated vinegar, saline solution, formalin, or ethyl alcohol. Please note that some of these substances are volatile and hazardous, so you should be extremely careful when handling them. Use a funnel, gloves, and if necessary, wear a rubberized apron and respirator. Finally, fill the neck with melted wax and close the contents with a lid..
7. Floral decor
If you appreciate the delicate beauty of flowers and think that without their presence the interior seems boring and “lifeless”, then an ordinary bottle will help keep the fresh look of plants for a long time. Inflorescences are preserved in a container, it is used to grow indoor plants, or just as a vase.
Canning is very easy. Pour the flowers into a pre-sterilized container and fill them with glycerin. Place in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks. The completed flower arrangement looks beautiful and weightless.
In order for the bottle to become a cozy home for indoor plants, do the following manipulations. Take a small rope and soak it with alcohol, wrap it around the glass bottle, halving it, and light it – this way you get two pieces. Plant the plant in the upper one, and pour water into the lower one, or leave it empty. Place the neck in the resulting glass – the original pot is ready.
You can also put ordinary flowers in the container. Finish the surface with paint or using the decoupage technique, or simply pour decorative sand and put a flowering branch in it.
8. Eggshell decor
Eggshells are able to give an interesting embossed texture. There are many variations of transformations by this method, but in general, the principle of creating such a decor object for any modification is the same..
Start by preparing the shell – wash it well, peel it off and dry it. Apply glue to the glass of the bottle and lay out the pattern. Dry for 20 minutes. Apply the shade of your choice with a sponge, or if some areas are difficult to reach, use a brush. Next, take the paint a tone darker than the main one, and work it over the entire plane. Fix the result with varnish.
Abstract images and curly lines are created using paint, so think in advance what exactly you want to get, and sketch the drawing before proceeding with the actual painting.
9. Decor sequins and gold
Shimmering paraphernalia will add notes of elegant luxury to a New Year’s or wedding table. It is especially pleasant to create such jewelry with your own hands..
First, you need to remove the labels from the bottle using dishwashing detergent or heating with a hair dryer. After the vessel is prepared, spread the paper, cellophane or cloth and place the containers on top of them. Wear gloves to keep your hands clean. Moving on to covering with gold spray paint. To avoid drips, it must be applied at a distance of about 10-15 centimeters, without bringing the spray too close. You need to apply 2 coats, then let the product dry.
Fill a bowl with decorative glitter. Spread the prepared glass surface with glue and sprinkle generously with glitter. If you want to cover only part of the plane with glitter, or apply a drawing, you need to use paper or paper napkins. Cover with paper the part of the bottle that you do not want to apply the pattern to and repeat the necessary steps. Next, remove the paper and allow the product to dry. With these simple steps, you can create a whole collection of unique accessories for your interior..
10. Decor with shells
The fresh and light nautical style suggests details that are directly related to this theme. Among them are decorative shells. Bottles decorated with their help will become an inexpensive but beautiful addition to your interior..
Clean the container and dispose of the labels. After that, cover it with glue and wrap with twine. Leave to dry for a while. Then apply glue to the string and attach the shells and stones to it. The particles must be pressed until they are fixed. To hide the gaps between the shells, sprinkle them with sand particles or shell shards. After drying, fix the work with varnish, it will give the product brightness and shine.
This is a quick and easy technique, but decorating can be more sophisticated. As an auxiliary material, you can use the modeling mass, painting it or leaving it in its original form. The whole process is very similar to the previous method. After preparing the container, it must be trimmed with a sculpting mass and quickly distribute the shells on it. Carefully remove the shells and other parts, grease with glue, secure them and let dry. Gaps can be removed with paint or sand. When the accessory is ready, cover it with a thin layer of varnish..